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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5255 - ὑπήκοος

Word Origin:
from (5219)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. giving ear, obedient
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4522 ‑ מִס (mas, mees);   5647 ‑ עָבַד (aw‑bad');   8085 ‑ שָׁמַע (shaw‑mah');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὑπήκοος, ον,


hearkening, ἀμφοτέροισι perh. answering with both gifts, AP 9.46 (Antip. Thess.); a hearer, scholar, Poll. 4.44, Iamb. VP 26.121.

II obeying, subject, c. gen., Πέρσας Μήδων ὑπηκόους ἐποίησε Hdt. 1.102, cf. 4.167, 7.111, 149, A. Pers. 234, 242 (both troch.), Th. 4.78, 6.20, etc.; ὑ. τῶν νόμων Arist. EN 1102a10.

2. c. dat., E. Heracl. 287, X. Cyr. 2.4.22; ἅπαντα τῷ πλουτεῖν ὑπήκοα Ar. Pl. 146; γλῶττα ὑ. τῷ λογισμῷ Plu. 2.90b; also ναυσὶ καὶ οὐ φόρῳ ὑ. liable to furnish.. (cf. ὑποτελής), Th. 7.57; τροφὴ ὑ. τῇ πέψει easy of digestion, Plu. 2.661b; ὕλη ὑ. phlegm easily brought up, Steph. in Hp. 1.181 D.

III abs. as Subst., ὑπήκοοι, οἱ, subjects, X. HG 4.1.36, etc.; ἡ ὑ. (sc. χώρα) D.C. 36.53; τὸ ὑ. = οἱ ὑ., τὸ ὑ. τῶν ξυμμάχων Th. 6.69, cf. D.C. 37.25, etc.; the subject allies of Athens were called ὑπήκοοι, opp. αὐτόνομοι, Th. 7.57, cf. 6.22, 8.2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ὑπήκοος, ὑπηκον (ἀκοή; see ὑπακούω, 2), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, giving ear, obedient: Philippians 2:8; with the dative of the person Acts 7:39; εἰς πάντα, 2 Corinthians 2:9.

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