Room - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G5117, topos ]
a place," is translated "room" in Luke 2:7; Luke 14:22, i.e., "place;" in the AV in Luke 14:9-Luke 14:10, RV, "place" (of a couch at a feast); of a position or condition which a person occupies, 1 Corinthians 14:16 (RV, "place"). See OPPORTUNITY, PLACE.

[ A-2,Noun,G4411, protoklisia ]
"the chief reclining place at table," is rendered "uppermost rooms," in Matthew 23:6, AV (RV, "chief place"); in Mark 12:39, "uppermost rooms," AV (RV, "chief places"); in Luke 14:7, "chief rooms," AV (RV, "chief seats"); in Luke 14:8, AV, "highest room" (RV, "chief seat"); in Luke 20:46, AV, "highest seats" (RV, "chief seats"). See CHIEF, B, No. 7, PLACE, No. 5.

[ A-3,Noun,508,anagaion / anogeon ] "an upper room" (ana, "above," ge, "ground"), occurs in Mark 14:15; Luke 22:12, "a chamber," often over a porch, or connected with the roof, where meals were taken and privacy obtained.

[ A-4,Noun,G5253, huperoon ]
the neuter of the adjective huperoos, "upper" (from huper, "above"), used as a noun, denoted in classical Greek "an upper story" or "room" where the women resided; in the Sept. and the NT, "an upper chamber, a roof-chamber," built on the flat "roof" of the house, Acts 1:13, RV, "upper chamber" (AV "upper room"); See CHAMBER, No. 2.

[ B-1,Verb,G5562, choreo ]
"to make room," is translated "there was ... room" in Mark 2:2. See CONTAIN, No. 1

[ C-1,Preposition,G473, anti ]
"in place of, instead of," is translated "in the room of" in Matthew 2:22.


(1) In Luke 12:17, AV, pou, "anywhere" or "where," with a negative, is translated "no room" (RV, "not where").

(2) In Acts 24:27, AV, diadochos, "a successor," with lambano, "to receive," is translated "came into (Felix') room," RV, "(Felix) was succeeded by." Diadochos often meant a deputy, a temporary successor."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words