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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3009 - λειτουργία

Word Origin:
from (3008)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a public office which a citizen undertakes to administer at his own expense
  2. any service
    1. of military service
    2. of the service of workmen
    3. of that done to nature in the cohabitation of man and wife
  3. biblical usage
    1. a service or ministry of the priests relative to the prayers and sacrifices offered to God
    2. a gift or benefaction for the relief of the needy
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4399 ‑ מְלָאכָה (mel‑aw‑kaw');   5656 ‑ עֲבוֹדָה (ab‑o‑daw', ab‑o‑daw');   6402 ‑ פָּלְחָן (pol‑khawn');   6468 ‑ פְּעֻלָּה (peh‑ool‑law');   6635 ‑ צְבָאָה (tsaw‑baw', tseb‑aw‑aw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λειτουργ-ία, ἡ,

earlier Att. λητ- IG 22.1140.14 (386 B.C.):

1. at Athens, and elsewhere (e.g. Siphnos, Isoc. 19.36; Mitylene, Antipho 5.77), public service performed by private citizens at their own expense, And. 4.42, Lys. 21.19, etc.; λ. ἐγκύκλιοι ordinary, i.e. annual, liturgies, D. 20.21; λειτουργίαι μετοίκων, opp. πολιτικαἰ, ib.18.


1. any public service or work, PHib. 1.78.4 (iii B.C.), etc.; ὁ ἐπὶ τῶν λειτουργιῶν τεταγμένος, in an army, the officer who superintended the workmen, carpenters, etc., Plb. 3.93.4; οἱ ἐπί τινα λ. ἀπεσταλμένοι Id. 10.16.5: generally, military duty, UPZ 15.25 (pl., ii B.C.).

2. generally, any service or function, ἡ πρώτη φανερὰ τοῖς ζῴοις λ. διὰ τοῦ στόματος οὖσα Arist. PA 650a9, cf. 674b9, 20, IA 711b30; φιλικὴν ταύτην λ. Luc. Salt. 6.

3. service, ministration, help, 2 Corinthians 9:12, Philippians 2:30.

III public service of the gods, αἱ πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς λ. Arist. Pol. 1330a13; αἱ τῶν θεῶν θεραπεῖαι καὶ λ. D.S. 1.21, cf. UPZ 17.17 (ii B.C.), PTeb. 302.30 (i A.D.), etc.; the service or ministry of priests, LXX Numbers 8:25, Luke 1:23.

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List of Word Forms
λειτουργια λειτουργία λειτουργίᾳ λειτουργίαν λειτουργιας λειτουργίας λειτουργιών leitourgia leitourgíāi leitourgias leitourgías
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