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Strong's #1413 - δυνάστης

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1410)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a prince, a potentate
  2. a courtier, high officer, royal minister of great authority
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Strong #: 47 ‑ אַבִּיר (ab‑beer');  117 ‑ אַדִּיר (ad‑deer');  386 ‑ אֵתָן (ay‑thawn');  582 ‑ אֱנוֹשׁ (en‑oshe');  1004 ‑ בַּיִת (bah'‑yith);  1368 ‑ גִּבֹּר (ghib‑bore', ghib‑bore');  1419 ‑ גָּדֹל (gaw‑dole', gaw‑dole');  1907 ‑ הַדָּבַר (had‑daw‑bawr');  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  3384 ‑ יָרָא (yaw‑raw', yaw‑raw');  4005 ‑ מִבְחָר (mib‑khawr');  4911 ‑ מָשַׁל (maw‑shal');  5068 ‑ נָדַב (naw‑dab');  5631 ‑ סָרִס (saw‑reece', saw‑reece');  6099 ‑ עָצֻם (aw‑tsoom', aw‑tsoom');  6184 ‑ עָרִיץ (aw‑reets');  7227 ‑ רַב (rab);  7336 ‑ רָזַן (raw‑zan');  7563 ‑ רָשָׁע (raw‑shaw');  7989 ‑ שַׁלִּיט (shal‑leet');  8269 ‑ שַׂר (sar);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

δῠνάστ-ης, ου, ὁ,

lord, master, ruler, of Zeus, S. Ant. 608 (lyr.); ἄνδρες δ. the chief men in a state, Hdt. 2.32, cf. Pl. R. 473d, etc.; petty chief, princelet, Th. 7.33, etc.; ἡγεμόσι καὶ δ. καὶ βασιλεῦσιν Plb. 9.23.5, cf. 10.34.2, Posidon. 50 J., Str. 17.3.25; λαμπροὶ δυνάσται, of the stars, A. Ag. 6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δυνάστης, δυνάστου, (δύναμαι); from (Sophocles and) Herodotus on; powerful;

1. a prince, potentate: Luke 1:52; used of God (Sir. 46:5; 2 Macc. 15:3, 23, etc.; of Zeus, Sophocles Ant. 608), 1 Timothy 6:15.

2. a courtier, high officer, royal minister: Acts 8:27 (A. V. (a eunuch) of great authority; but see Meyer at the passage) (δυνάσται Φαραώ, Genesis 50:4).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δυνάστης , -ου ,

(< δύναμαι ),

[in LXX for H1368, H6184, H1004, etc.;]

a prince, ruler, potentate: Luke 1:52; of God (Sirach 46:5; Sirach 46:16, 2 Maccabees 15:3), 1 Timothy 6:15; of a high official (cf. δυνάσται Φαραώ , Genesis 50:4), Acts 8:27 (Cremer, 221).†

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

In OGIS 573.22 (i/A.D.) the title of δυνάστης is applied to the son of Archelaus who succeeded his father in the government of Cilicia without the title of King. It describes the chief of a Thracian clan in Syll 318.22 (B.C. 118) συνεπελθόντος μετ᾽ αὐτῶν Τίπα τοῦ τῶν Μαίδων δυνάστου μετ᾽ ὄχλ [ου π ]λείονος. The Commagene rescript, OGIS 383.229 (middle of i/B.C.) has ὅστις τε ἄν βασιλεὺς ἤ δυνάστης ἐν μακρῶι χρόνωι ταύτην ἀρχὴν παραλάβῃ, and ib. 441.132 (B.C. 81) αἵδε ἀπεδέξαντο τῶν πόλεων καὶ βασιλέ [ων ] καὶ δυναστῶν τήν τε ἀσυλίαν τοῦ ἱεροῦ καὶ τὸ [ν ] ἀγῶνα τὸν τιθέμενον κατὰ πενταετηρίδα Ἑκάτηι Σωτείραι Ἐπιφανεῖ κτλ. For δυναστεύω see the Canopic decree, OGIS 56.12 (B.C. 237) τήν τε χώραν ἐν εἰρήνηι διατετήρηκεν προπολεμῶν ὑπὲρ αὺτῆς πρὸς πολλὰ ἔθνη καὶ τοὺς ἐν αὐτοῖς δυναστεύοντας, and for δυναστεία, BGU II. 428.7 (ii/A.D.). This last word is applied to the Divine sovranty in Aristeas 194 καὶ γὰρ ὁ θεὸς διδοὺς ἀνοχὰς καὶ ἐνδεικνύμενος τὰ τῆς δυναστείας φόβον ἐγκατασκευάζει πάσῃ διανοίᾳ, ";for God also by granting a reprieve and making but a display of His sovranty instils terror into every breast.";


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
δυνάσται δυνάσταις δυναστας δυνάστας δυνάστη δυνάστην δυναστης δυνάστης δυνάστου δυναστών dunastas dunastes dunastēs dynastas dynástas dynastes dynastēs dynástes dynástēs
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