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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2251 - ἡμέτερος

Word Origin:
from (2349)
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Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. our, your
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. ἁμέτ-, Aeol. ἀμμέτ-, α, ον, (ἡμεῖς)

I our, Il. 2.374, etc.; εἰς ἡμέτερον (sc. δῶμα) Od. 2.55, 17.534; so ἡμέτερόνδε 8.39, 15.513; ἐφ' ἡμέτερ ' ib. 88, Il. 9.619; ἐν ἡμετέρου Hdt. 1.35, 7.8. δ; ἡ ἡ. (sc. χώρα) Th. 6.21, etc.; τὸ ἡ. our case, Pl. Ti. 27d; τὸ ἡ. γέλωτ' ἂν πάμπολυν ὄφλοι Id. Lg. 778e, etc.; τὰ ἡ. φρονεῖν to take our part, X. HG 6.3.14, etc.; ἄνδρες ἡ. they are in our power, Pl. R. 556d, cf. X. Cyr. 2.3.2; ἡ. κέρδη τῶν σοφῶν,= ἡμῶν τῶν σοφῶν, Ar. Nu. 1202; ἡμέτερον αὐτῶν [οἰκοδόμημα],= ἡμῶν αὐτῶν, Pl. Grg. 514b; representing an objective gen., τὸ ἡ. δέος fear of us, Th. 1.77; εἰς τὴν ἡ. διδασκαλίαν Romans 15:4.

II sts. for ἐμός, Od. 11.562, al., Theoc. 2.31, etc.; τὰ ἡ. my property, PRyl. 114.18 (iii A.D.); so in Imperial titles, as ἡ ἡ. ἡμερότης Just. Nov. 115 Pr.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἡμέτερος, ἡμετέρα, ἡμέτερον (ἡμεῖς), possessive pronoun of the 1person plural (from Homer down), our: with a substantive, Acts 2:11; Acts 24:6 ( Rec.); Acts 26:5>; Romans 15:4; ( 1 Corinthians 15:31 bez); 2 Timothy 4:15; 1 John 1:3; 1 John 2:2; οἱ ἡμέτεροι, substantively, 'our people,' (the brethren): Titus 3:14. (Neuter, τό ἡμέτερον substantively: Luke 16:12 WH text Cf. Winer s Grammar, § 22,7ff; Buttmann, § 127,19ff.)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the ordinary use of ἡμ. with a subst. cf. P Tebt I. 27.81 (B.C. 113) κατὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν πρόθεσιν, ib. II. 326.4 (c. A.D. 266) ὁ γὰρ ἡμέτερος ἀνὴρ. . ἀδιάθετος ἐτελεύτα τὸν βίον, ";for my husband died intestate,"; P Oxy VII. 1056.3 (A.D. 360) τῷ ἡμετέρῳ ὀνόματι, ";on my account."; In P Flor III. 309.2 f (iv/A.D.) ἡμ. is used interchangeably with μουτῇ ἡμετέρᾳ [συμ ]βίῳ κ ̣αὶ τῇ παρθένῳ μου θυγατρί. A letter of introduction, P Oxy IV. 787 (A.D. 16), runs—ὡς ἔστιν ἡμέτερος (cf. Titus 3:14). ἐρωτῶ σε οὖν ἔχειν αὐτὸν συνεσταμένον κτλ. In P Oxy I. 37i .16. (A.D. 49) (= Selections, p. 50) εἰς τὴν τοῦ ἡμετέρου [ο ]ἰκίαν = ";into the house of our client,"; and in P Ryl II. 114.18 (c. A.D. 280) we have τὰ ἡμέτερα = ";my property,"; cf. Luke 16:12. A good parallel to the use of οἱ ἡμέτεροι in Titus 3:14 is afforded by Chrest. I. 16.7 (time of Trajan) where the writer complains that in a Jewish uprising οἱ ἡμέ [τ ]ερο [ι ] ἡττ [ ]θησαν.


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