G4747 στοιχεῖον - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
one of a row
a heavenly body, an element
(a) plur: the heavenly bodies, (b) a rudiment, an element, a rudimentary principle, an elementary rule.
something orderly in arrangement, i.e. (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively)
Derivation: neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4748;

KJV Usage: element, principle, rudiment.

στοιχεῖον, -ου, τό
[in LXX:
Refs Wis.7:17 19:18, 4Ma.12:13
* ;]
prop., one of a row (στοῖχος) or series, hence,
__1. the shadow-line of a dial (Aristoph.).
__2. an elementary sound or letter of the alphabet (Anth., Plut., π.).
__3. the elements or rudiments of knowledge (Arist., al.) Heb.5:12; πτωχὰ σ., Gal.4:9; σ. τοῦ κόσμου,
Refs Gal.4:3, Col.2:8, 20
(but see infr.).
__4. The material elements of the universe (Plat.; LXX, ll. with):
Refs 2Pe.3:10 3:12
__5. The heavenly bodies (Ding. Laert.).
__6. The demons or tutelary spirits of nature (Enoch., Test., Sol., al.; for this sense in Ga, Col, ll. with, see ICC on Col.2:8; Enc. Bibl., see word " Elements ").†
1) any first thing, from which the others belonging to some series or composite whole take their rise, an element, first principal
1a) the letters of the alphabet as the elements of speech, not however the written characters, but the spoken sounds
1b) the elements from which all things have come, the material causes of the universe
1c) the heavenly bodies, either as parts of the heavens or (as others think) because in them the elements of man, life and destiny were supposed to reside
1d) the elements, rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art, science, or discipline
1d1) i.e. of mathematics, Euclid's geometry

Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4748; something orderly in arrangement, that is, (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively)

KJV Usage: element, principle, rudiment.

View how G4747 στοιχεῖον is used in the Bible

7 occurrences of G4747 στοιχεῖον

Galatians 4:3 the elements
Galatians 4:9 elements,
Colossians 2:8 the rudiments
Colossians 2:20 the rudiments
Hebrews 5:12 elements
2 Peter 3:10 the elements
2 Peter 3:12 the elements

Distinct usage

3 the elements
2 the rudiments
1 elements,
1 elements

Related words

G4747 στοιχεῖον

G4748 στοιχέω

From a derivative of στείχω steichō̄ (to range in regular line); to march in (military) rank (keep step), that is, (figuratively) to conform to virtue and piety

KJV Usage: walk (orderly).

G4960 συστοιχέω
From G4862 and G4748; to file together (as soldiers in ranks), that is, (figuratively) to correspond to

KJV Usage: answer to.