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Strong's #128 - Αἰθίοψ

from aitho (to scorch) and ops (the face, from (G3700))
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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Ethiopian = "black"
  1. an Ethiopian
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ASV (2)
Acts 2
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Acts 2
ESV (1)
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Acts 2
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Acts 2
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Acts 5
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Acts 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Αἰθίοψ, οπος, ὁ, fem. Αἰθιοπίς, ίδος, ἡ (Αἰθίοψ as fem., A. Fr. 328, 329): pl. Αἰθιοπῆες Il. 1.423, whence nom. Αἰθιοπεύς Call. Del. 208: (αἴθω, ὄψ):


1. properly, Burnt-face, i.e. Ethiopian, negro, Hom., etc.; prov., Αἰθίοπα σμήχειν 'to wash a blackamoor white', Luc. Ind. 28.

2. a fish, Agatharch. 109.

II Adj.,

1. Ethiopian, Αἰθιοπὶς γλῶσσα Hdt. 3.19; γῆ A. Fr. 300, E. Fr. 228.4: Subst. Αἰθιοπίς, ἡ, title of Epic poem in the Homeric cycle; also name of a plant, silver sage, Salvia argentea, Dsc. 4.104: also Αἰθιόπιος, α, ον, E. Fr. 349: Αἰθιοπικός, ή, όν, Hdt., etc.; Αἰ. κύμινον, = ἄμι, Hp. Morb. 3.17, Dsc. 3.62: Subst. Αἰθιοπία, ἡ, Hdt., etc.

2. red-brown, AP 7.196 (Mel.), cf. Ach. Tat. 4.5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Αἰθίοψ, (οπος, (αἴθω, to burn, and ὤψ (ὄψ), the face; swarthy), Ethiopian (Hebrew כּוּשִׁי): Acts 8:27, here the reference is to upper Ethiopia, called Habesh or Abyssinia, a country of Africa adjoining Egypt and including the island Meroe; (see Dillmann in Schenkel i. 285ff; Alex.'s Kitto or McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia under the word . Cf. Bib. Sacr. for 1866, p. 515).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Αἰθίοψ , -οπος ,

(<αἴθω , to burn, ὤψ , face; i.e. swarthy),

[in LXX for H3568;]

Ethiopian: Acts 8:27.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
Αιθιοπων Αἰθιόπων Αιθιοψ Αἰθίοψ αίθριον αιθρίου αιλ αιλάμ αιλαμμώθ αιλαμμών αιλαμώθ αιλαύ αιλευ αιλεύ Aithiopon Aithiopōn Aithiópon Aithiópōn Aithiops Aithíops
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