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Strong's #1889 - Ἐπαφρᾶς

contracted from (G1891)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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Epaphras = "lovely"
  1. a Christian man mentioned in Paul's epistles
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Colossians 2
Philemon 1
NAS (3)
Colossians 2
Philemon 1
HCS (3)
Colossians 2
Philemon 1
BSB (3)
Colossians 2
Philemon 1
ESV (2)
Colossians 2
WEB (3)
Colossians 2
Philemon 1
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Ἐπαφρᾶς, Ἐπαφρᾶ (Buttmann, 20 (17f)), , Epaphras, a Christian man mentioned in Colossians 1:7; Colossians 4:12; Philemon 1:23. The conjecture of some that the name is contracted from Ἐπαφρόδιτος (which see (cf. Winers Grammar, 103 (97))) and hence, that these two names belong to one and the same man, is not probable; (see B. D. American edition under the word ; Lightfoot's Commentary on Philippians, p. 61, note 4). The name is common in inscriptions.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Ἐπαφρᾶς , -

(B1., § 7, 4), ,

Epaphras: Colossians 1:7; Colossians 4:12, Philemon 1:23.*†

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

The name, a pet form of Ἐπαφρόδιτος, is common in the inscrr., e.g. Syll 893.84 (ii/A.D.), Dessau 7843, 7864, etc. Preisigke 1206 shows Ἐπαφρῦς. Contrast with the gen. Ἐπαφρᾶ in Colossians 1:7 the form Ἐπαφρᾶδος in the Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, iii. 375 (Phrygia)—cited by Hatch JBL xxvii. p. 145.


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
Επαφρα Ἐπαφρᾶ Επαφρας Ἐπαφρᾶς ὑμᾶς Epaphra Epaphrâ Epaphras Epaphrâs umas