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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5391 - φιλόφρων

Word Origin:
from (5384) and (5424)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. friendly, kind
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8213 ‑ שָׁפֵל (shaw‑fale');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φῐλό-φρων, ον,

gen. ονος, (φρήν)

kindly disposed, friendly, Κροίσου φ. ἀρετά Pi. P. 1.94; φ. Ἡσυχία ib. 8.1; φ. σαίνουσα.. Ἄτα A. Pers. 97 (lyr.); φ. γένος E. IT 1061; τὸν στρατηγὸν εἶναι χρὴ φ. καὶ ὠμόν X. Mem. 3.1.6, cf. Smp. 8.16; φιλοφρονέστατοι, of the Athenians, Id. Mem. 3.5.3; φ. πρός τινα Phld. Lib. p.35 O.; τὸ φ., = φιλοφροσύνη, Plu. 2.1102e. Adv. -νως, ἀσπάζεσθαί, δέξασθαί, δέκεσθαί τινα to greet kindly, welcome, Hdt. 2.121. δ, 3.13, 5.18, cf. S. Aj. 751; φ. ἔχειν πρὸς ἀλλήλους, πρὸς τὸ συγγενὲς θεῖον, to be kindly minded towards.., X. Cyr. 3.3.10, Pl. Criti. 120e; φ. βλέπειν to wear a kind, friendly look, X. Mem. 3.10.4; φ. ὑπάρχει τᾷ πόλει Supp.Epigr. 2.277.6 (Delph., ii B. C.): Comp. -εστέρως ἔχειν τὰ ὄμματα X. Smp. 1.10.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 φιλόφρων, φιλοφρον (φίλος and φρήν), from Pindar and Aeschylus down, friendly, kind: 1 Peter 3:8 Rec.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

(1) ";a lip,"; as in Mat. 15:8 al., cf. the personal descriptions, P Petr III. 10.22 (B.C. 234) οὐλὴ παρὰ χείλῃ, P Grenf II. 23 aii. 6 (B.C. 107) οὐλὴ χείληι τῶι κάτω, Preisigke 5314.7 (Byz.) διὰ τῶν χιλέων μου, (2) ";edge,"; ";brink,"; of things, as in Heb. 11:12, cf. BGU III. 781ii. 11 (i/A.D.) ἄλλα λουτηρίδια ὠτάρια ἔχον [τ ]α ἐπὶ τοῦ χείλους, Aristeas 79.

Χείλωμα, which LS8 cite from the LXX (? Aq. Exo. 37:2 [MT Exo. 38:2]) in the sense of ";a lip,"; ";rim,"; occurs in P Oxy X. 1294.5, 12 (ii/iii A.D.), where GH understand ";a receptacle"; of some kind, perhaps connected with χηλός.


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