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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4398 - προφῆτις

Word Origin:
from (4396)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a prophetess
  2. a woman to whom future events or things hidden from others are at times revealed, either by inspiration or by dreams and visions
  3. a female who declares or interprets oracles
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5031 ‑ נְבִיאָה (neb‑ee‑yaw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

προφῆτις, ιδος,

fem. of προφήτης, esp. of the Pythia, E. Ion 42, 321, Pl. Phdr. 244a, Phld. Acad.Ind. p.26 M.: generally, CIG 3796 ( Chalcedon ), LXX Exodus 15:20, Jd. 4.4, Schwyzer 633.20 (Eresus, ii/i B.C. ): metaph., π. τῆς ἀληθείας D.S. 1.2 .

2. prophet's wife, LXX Isaiah 8:3 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 προφῆτις, προφητιδος, (προφήτης), the Sept. for נְבִיאָה, a prophetess ( Vulg., Tertullian prophetissa, prophetis), a woman to whom future events or things hidden from others are at times revealed, either by inspiration or by dreams and visions: Luke 2:36; Revelation 2:20. In Greek usage, a female who declares or interprets oracles ( Euripides, Plato, Plutarch): προφῆτις τῆς ἀληθείας ἱστορία, Diodorus 1,2.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this proper name (Acts 12:13) cf. the inscr. on a gravestone at Alexandria of iii/B.C.—Preisigke 392 Ῥόδη Μύση μάμμη. Blass (ad Ac l.c.) points out that the name is found in myths and comedies : see e.g. Menander Fragm. 245.6, 546.5, Philemon fr. 84.

Ῥοδίνη is found as a proper name in the Christian inscr. CIG IV. 9484. The adj. ῥόδινος occurs in P Oxy III. 496.4 (articles in a dowry—A.D. 127) ζ ̣ώνας δύο, σανδυκίνη ̣ν ̣, ῥοδίνην, ";2 girdles, one red, the other rose-coloured,"; and P Goodsp Chicago 4.3 (medical prescription—ii/A.D.) κηρωτὴ ῥοδίνη, ";wax-ointment scented with rose."; See also P Petr II, 34 (b).6 (an account for unguents—iii/B.C.) (= Sudboff Ärztlickes, p. 47) ῥοδίνου β ̄.


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προφήτην προφητιν προφήτιν προφῆτιν προφητις προφήτις προφῆτις prophetin prophêtin prophētin prophē̂tin prophetis prophêtis prophētis prophē̂tis
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