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Strongs Number: G5007


Greek Word
τάλαντον
Transliteration
talanton
Phonetic
tal'-an-ton
Part of Speech
Noun Neuter
Strongs Definition

equivalent to G5342); a balance (as supporting weights) that is (by implication) a certain weight (and thence a coin or rather sum of money) or talent

Thayers Definition

1. the scale of a balance, a balance, a pair of scales

2. that which is weighed, a talent

a. a weight varying in different places and times

b. a sum of money weighing a talent and varying in different states and according to the changes in the laws regulating currency

1. the Attic talent was equal to 60 Attic minae or 6000 drachmae

2. a talent of silver in Israel weighed about 100 pounds (45 kg)

3. a talent of gold in Israel weighed about 200 pounds (91 kg)

Origin
Neuter of a presumed derivative of the original form of τλάω tlao (to bear
Bible Usage
talent.