Word Summary
hypodeigma: a figure, copy, example
Original Word: ὑπόδειγμα
Transliteration: hypodeigma
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-od'-igue-mah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a figure, copy, example
Meaning: a figure, copy, example
Strong's Concordance
copy, pattern.

From hupodeiknumi; an exhibit for imitation or warning (figuratively, specimen, adumbration) -- en-(ex-)ample, pattern.

see GREEK hupodeiknumi

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5262: ὑπόδειγμα

ὑπόδειγμα, ὑποδειγματος, τό (ὑποδείκνυμι, which see), a word rejected by the Atticists, and for which the earlier writers used παράδειγμα; see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 12; (Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 62). It is used by Xenophon, r. eq. 2, 2, and among subsequent writings by Polybius, Philo, Josephus, Appian, Plutarch, Herodian, others; cf. Bleek, Brief a. d. Hebrews 2:1, p. 554;

a. a sign suggestive of anything, delineation of a thing, representation, figure, copy: joined with σκιά Hebrews 8:5; with a genitive of the thing represented, Hebrews 9:23.

b. an example: for imitation, διδόναι τίνι, John 13:15; καταλελοιπεναι, 2 Macc. 6:28; with a genitive of the thing to be imitated, James 5:10 (Sir. 44:16; 2 Macc. 6:31); for warning: with a genitive of the thing to be shunned, τῆς ἀπειθείας, Hebrews 4:11; with a genitive of the person to be warned, 2 Peter 2:6 (τούς Ρ᾽ομαιους ... εἰς ὑπόδειγμα τῶν ἄλλων ἐθνῶν καταφλέξειν τήν ἱεράν πόλιν, Josephus, b. j. 2, 16, 4).