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Strong's #1359 - Διόσκουροι

Root Word (Etymology)
from the alternate of (G2203) and a form of the base of (G2877)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. Castor and Pollux, were the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda, and were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors
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KJV (1)
Acts 1
NAS (2)
Acts 2
HCS (1)
Acts 1
BSB (1)
Acts 1
ESV (1)
Acts 1
WEB (1)
Acts 1
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Διόσκουροι (Phrynichus prefers the form Διόσκοροι; in earlier Attic the dual τῷ Διοσκόρω was more usual, cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 235), Διοσκορων, οἱ (from Διός of Zeus, and κοῦρος; or κόρος, boy, as κόρη, girl), Dioscuri, the name given to Castor and ((Polydeuces, the Roman)) Pollux, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda, tutelary deities of sailors: Acts 28:11 (R. V. The Twin Brothers; cf. B. D. under the word ).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Διόσ -κουροι , -ων , οἱ

(Ion. and κοινή form of Att..., Διόσκοροι ; < Διός , gen. of Ζεύς + κόρος , a son), the Dioscuri

(Castor and Pollux), twin sons of Zeus and Leda (RV, The Twin Brothers): Acts 28:11.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

On the form see Mayser Gr. p. 10 f., where it is shown that the divine name was regularly Διόσκοροι, the Attic form : Διοσκούριον occurs once, in P Petr III. 117(d ).24 (iii/B.C.) τοῦ [περὶ ] τὸ Διοσκούριον. The Ionic form with ου appears in Acts 28:11 practically without variant. It is noteworthy that the extremely common personal names derived from the Dioscuri—see above, s.v. Δίδυμος —take the forms Διόσκορος and Διοσκουρίδης, and the latter figures even in Attica (Meisterhans Gr. p. 27). Schweizer, Perg. p. 67, discusses the relation of the forms, which may be confidently assigned to dialect mixture. The suggestion is that Dioscorus and Dioscurides as personal names came in by different channels. See also Pauly-Wissowa v. col. 1141.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Διοσκουροις Διοσκούροις Dioskourois Dioskoúrois
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