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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3622 - οἰκονομία

Word Origin:
from (3623)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the management of a household or of household affairs
    1. specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other's property
    2. the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship
    3. administration, dispensation
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4475 ‑ מֶמְשָׁלָה (mem‑shaw‑law');   4673 ‑ מַצָּב (mats‑tsawb');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

οἰκονομ-ία, ἡ,


1. management of a household or family, husbandry, thrift, Pl. Ap. 36b, R. 498a, X. Oec. 1.1, Arist. EN 1141b32, Pol. 1253b2 sqq.: pl., Pl. R. 407b; households, Arist. GA 744b18.

2. generally, direction, regulation, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.29U.; esp. of a State, administration, αἱ κατὰ τὴν πόλιν οἰ. Din. 1.97; principles of government, Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.338; τῶν γεγονότων Plb. 1.4.3, al.; πολιτικὴ οἰ. Phld. Rh. 2.32 S.; ἡ τῆς ἀρχῆς οἰ. Hdn. 6.1.1; of a fund, SIG 577.9 (Milet., iii/ii B.C.).

3. arrangement, ἡ περὶ τὸν νοσέοντα οἰ. Hp. Epid. 6.2.24; ἡ περὶ τῶν ὠνίων οἰ. market, fair, SIG 695.35 (Magn. Mae.); οἰκονομίαι proceedings, IG 9(1).226 (Drymaea); τίνα οἰκονομίαν προσαγήγοχας what steps you have taken, PCair.Zen. 240.10 (iii B. C.); αὕτη φύσεως οἰ. Plb. 6.9.10; of a literary work, arrangement, ἡ κατὰ μέρος οἰ. D.S. 5.1, cf. D.H. Pomp. 4, Comp. 25, Sch. Od. 1.328: pl., Plu. 2.142a.

4. in Egypt, office of οἰκονόμος, PTeb. 24.62 (ii B.C.), al.

5. stewardship, LXX Isaiah 22:19, Luke 16:2.

6. plan, dispensation, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2.

7. in bad sense, scheming, M.Ant. 4.51.

II public revenue of a state, BMus.Inscr. 897.14, al. (Halic., iii B.C.).

III transaction, contract, or legal instrument, CPR 4.1 (i A. D.), BGU 457.10 (ii A. D.), etc. magical operation or process, PMag.Par. 1.161,292,2009.

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οικονομια οἰκονομία οικονομιαν οικονομίαν οἰκονομίαν οικονομιας οικονομίας οἰκονομίας oikonomia oikonomía oikonomian oikonomían oikonomias oikonomías
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