Strongs Number: G4632
Orig: of uncertain affinity; a vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (literally or figuratively (specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband)):--goods, sail, stuff, vessel.
Use: TDNT-7:358,1038 Noun Neuter
Heb Strong: H3627 H4478
1) a vessel
2) an implement
2a) in the plural
2a1) household utensils, domestic gear
2a2) the tackle and armament of vessels, used specifically of sails and ropes
3a) a man of quality, a chosen instrument
3b) in a bad sense, an assistant in accomplishing an evil deed
"Vessel" was a common Greek metaphor for "body" since Greeks thought of souls living temporarily in bodies.