G2836 κοιλία - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
the large cavity of the body, the belly
belly, womb, the inner man
belly, abdomen, heart, a general term covering any organ in the abdomen, e.g. stomach, womb; met: the inner man.
a cavity, i.e. (especially) the abdomen; by implication, the matrix; figuratively, the heart
Derivation: from κοῖλος ("hollow");

KJV Usage: belly, womb.

κοιλία, -ας, ἡ
(< κοῖλος, hollow), [in LXX chiefly for בֶּטֶן, מֵעֶה, קֶרֶב,
Refs Deu.7:13, 2Ki.7:12, Gen.41:21, al.
; also (
Refs Job.3:11 10:18 31:15 38:8
) for רֶחֶם ;]
__1. the belly (stomach or intestines or both):
Refs Mat.12:40 15:17, Mrk.7:19, Luk.15:16, Rom.16:18, 1Co.6:13, Php.3:19, Rev.10:9-10
__2. (As often in LXX) the womb:
Refs Luk.1:41-42, 44 2:21 11:27 23:29, Jhn.3:4
; ἐκ κ. μητρός (cf.
Refs Psa.22:11, Job.1:21, al.), Mat.19:12, Luk.1:15, Act.3:2 14:8, Gal.1:15
__3. Metaph. (as Heb. בֶּטֶן, cf.
Refs Job.15:35, Pro.20:27, Sir.19:12
), of the heart: Jhn.7:38.†
1) the whole belly, the entire cavity
1a) the upper [i.e. stomach] and the lower belly are distinguished
2) the lower belly, the lower region, the receptacle of the excrement
3) the gullet
3a) to be given up to the pleasures of the palate, to gluttony
4) the womb, the place where the foetus is conceived and nourished until birth
4a) of the uterus of animals
5) the innermost part of a man, the soul, heart as the seat of thought, feeling, choice

From κοῖλος koilos (“hollow”); a cavity, that is, (specifically) the abdomen; by implication the matrix; figuratively the heart

KJV Usage: belly, womb.

View how G2836 κοιλία is used in the Bible

23 occurrences of G2836 κοιλία

Matthew 12:40 the belly
Matthew 15:17 the stomach,
Matthew 19:12 womb:
Mark 7:19 the stomach,
Luke 1:15 womb.
Luke 1:41 womb;
Luke 1:42 womb.
Luke 1:44 womb
Luke 2:21 the womb.
Luke 11:27 is the womb
Luke 15:16 belly
Luke 23:29 the wombs
John 3:4 womb,
John 7:38 belly
Acts 3:2 womb
Acts 14:8 womb,
Romans 16:18 belly;
1 Corinthians 6:13 is for the stomach,
1 Corinthians 6:13 the stomach
Galatians 1:15 womb,
Philippians 3:19 is their belly,
Revelation 10:9 belly
Revelation 10:10 belly

Distinct usage

4 belly
3 womb,
2 the stomach,
2 womb.
2 womb
1 the belly
1 womb:
1 womb;
1 is the womb
1 the wombs
1 is for the stomach,
1 the stomach
1 is their belly,
1 the womb.
1 belly;

Corresponding Hebrew Words

koilia H990 beten
koilia H1121 ben pl.
koilia * H1406 hagag hi.
koilia H1512 gachon
koilia H3770 keres
koilia H4578 meim
koilia H7130 qerev
koilia H7358 rechem

Related words

G2836 κοιλία