Number 4716

Transliteration:
stauros {stow-ros'}
Word Origin:
from the base of 2476
TDNT:
7:572,1071
Part of Speech:
noun masculine
Usage in the KJV:
cross 28

Total: 28
Definition:
  1. an upright stake, esp. a pointed one
  2. a cross
    1. a well known instrument of most cruel and ignominious punishment, borrowed by the Greeks and Romans from the Phoenicians; to it were affixed among the Romans, down to the time of Constantine the Great, the guiltiest criminals, particularly the basest slaves, robbers, the authors and abetters of insurrections, and occasionally in the provinces, at the arbitrary pleasure of the governors, upright and peaceable men also, and even Roman citizens themselves
    2. the crucifixion which Christ underwent