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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4166 - ποιμήν

Transliteration:
poimḗn
Phonetics:
poy-mane'  
Word Origin:
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
TDNT:
6:485,901
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd
    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow
  2. metaph.
    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church
      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies
      2. of kings and princes
The tasks of a Near Eastern shepherd were: - to watch for enemies trying to attack the sheep - to defend the sheep from attackers - to heal the wounded and sick sheep - to find and save lost or trapped sheep - to love them, sharing their lives and so earning their trust.
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ποιμήν, ένος, ὁ,

voc. ποιμήν (not -μέν ) Hdn.Gr. 2.717:

herdsman, whether of sheep or oxen, Od. 10.82 - 5, al.; opp. lord or owner ( ἄναξ ), 4.87 .

2. after Hom. always shepherd, βουκόλοι καὶ π. E. Ba. 714, cf. Cratin. 281, Pl. Tht. 174d, R. 343a, Lg. 735b, etc.; π. προβάτων LXX Genesis 4:2 .

II metaph., shepherd of the people, regularly of Agamemnon, Ἀγαμέμνονα π. λαῶν Il. 2.243, al.: generally, captain, chief, ib. 85, al., S. Aj. 360 codd. (lyr.); ναῶν ποιμένες A. Supp. 767; λόχων E. Ph. 1140; ὄχων Id. Supp. 674; ποιμένες δώρων Κυπρίας, of the Loves, Pi. N. 8.6: abs., master, lord, πλοῦτος ὁ λαχὼν ποιμένα Id. O. 10(11).88; for A. Ag. 657, v. στρόβος.

2. in LXX and NT, pastor, teacher, Jeremiah 2:8, Ep.Ephesians 4:11, etc. (Cf.Lith. piemuõ, gen.sg. piemeñs 'shepherd'.)

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List of Word Forms
ποιμενα ποιμένα ποιμενας ποιμένας ποιμενες ποιμένες ποιμένι ποιμένος ποιμενων ποιμένων ποιμέσι ποιμην ποιμήν ποιμὴν poimen poimēn poimḗn poimḕn poimena poiména poimenas poiménas poimenes poiménes poimenon poimenōn poiménon poiménōn
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