a table, (a) for food or banqueting, (b) for money-changing or business.
a table or stool (as being four-legged), usually for food (figuratively, a meal); also a counter for money (figuratively, a broker's office for loans at interest) Derivation: probably contracted from G5064 and G3979;
τράπεζα, -ης, ἡ [in LXX chiefly for שֻׁלְחָן, also for לֶחֶם, etc. ;] __1. a table, dining-table: Refs Mat.15:27, Mrk.7:28, Luk.16:21 19:23 22:21, 30; of the table of shewbread, Heb.9:2. By meton., of food provided (see DB, iv, 670 a): Refs Act.16:34, Rom.11:9" (LXX)>Refs 1Co.10:21; διακονεῖν ταῖς τ., Act.6:2 (cf. Page, in l, but see infr.). __2. A money-changer's table, a bank (Dem., Arist., al.):
1) a table 1a) a table on which food is placed, an eating place 1a1) the table in the temple at Jerusalem on which the consecrated loaves were placed 1b) equiv. to the food placed upon the table 1b1) to set a table 1b2) put food before one 1c) a banquet, feast 2) the table or stand of a money changer, where he sits, exchanging different kinds of money for a fee (agio), and paying back with interest loans or deposits
Probably contracted from G5064 and G3979; a table or stool (as being fourlegged), usually for food (figuratively a meal); also a counter for money (figuratively a broker’s office for loans at interest)