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Strong's #2135 - εὐνοῦχος

Transliteration
eunoûchos
Phonetics
yoo-noo'-khos
Root Word (Etymology)
from eune (a bed) and (G2192)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
TDNT
2:765,277
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. a bed keeper, bed guard, superintendent of the bedchamber, chamberlain
    1. in the palace of oriental monarchs who support numerous wives the superintendent of the women's apartment or harem, an office held by eunuchs
    2. an emasculated man, a eunuch
      1. eunuchs in oriental courts held by other offices of greater, held by the Ethiopian eunuch mentioned in Ac. 8:27-39.
    3. one naturally incapacitated
      1. for marriage
      2. begetting children
    4. one who voluntarily abstains from marriage
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5631 ‑ סָרִס (saw‑reece', saw‑reece');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (8)
Matthew 3
Acts 5
NAS (8)
Matthew 3
Acts 5
CSB (8)
Matthew 3
Acts 5
BSB (8)
Matthew 3
Acts 5
ESV (8)
Matthew 3
Acts 5
WEB (9)
Matthew 4
Acts 5
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὐνοῦχος, ὁ, (εὐνή, ἔχω)

I

1. castrated person, eunuch, employed to take charge of the women and act as chamberlain (whence the name, ὁ τὴν εὐνὴν ἔχων), Hdt. 3.130, al., Ar. Ach. 117, X. Cyr. 7.5.60, etc.

2. of animals, Philostr. Her. 1.3, Sch.Par. A.R. 1.585.

3. of dates, without stones, Arist. Fr. 267: Pythag. name for θρίδαξ, Lycusap. Ath. 2.69e.

II as Adj., watching the bed, sleepless, λαμπάδες εὐνούχοισιν ὄμμασιν S. Fr. 789.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐνοῦχος, εὐνούχου, (from εὐνή a bed, and ἔχω), the Sept. סָרִיס; from Herodotus down; properly, a bed-keeper, bed-guard, superintendent of the bedchamber, chamberlain, in the palace of oriental monarchs who support numerous wives; the superintendent of the women's apartment or harem, an office held by eunuchs; hence,

a. an emasculated man, a eunuch: Matthew 19:12b. But eunuchs in oriental courts held other offices of greater or less importance, like the oversight of the treasury, held by the Ethiopian eunuch mentioned in Acts 8:27, 34, 36, 38f; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, ii., p. 973; (B. D. under the word ).

b. one naturally incapacitated — either for marriage, Matthew 19:12a; or for begetting children, Wis. 3:14, cf. Grimm, exgt. Hdb. at the passage c. one who voluntarily abstains from marriage: Matthew 19:12c. Fischer, De vitiis lexamples N. T. etc., p. 485ff treats of the word more fully.


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐνοῦχος , -ου ,

(i.e. ὁ τὴν εὐνὴν (bed) ἔχων ),

[in LXX for H5631 (perhaps not of necessity an actual eunuch; DB, s.v.), Genesis 39:1, al., Wisdom of Solomon 3:14, Sirach 20:4; Sirach 30:20;]

an emasculated man, a eunuch: Matthew 19:12; one such holding, as was common, high office, as of chamberlain, at court, Acts 8:27; Acts 8:34-39; metaph., of one naturally incapacitated for or voluntarily abstaining from wedlock, Matthew 19:12.†


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

Vett. Val. p. 86.34 ὁ τοιοῦτος γέγονεν εὐνοῦχος ἱερεὺς θεᾶς ἐπίσημος : cf. also p. 18.19. The word occurs in the address of the late BGU III. 725 (A.D. 615) εἰς τὸν εὐδοκιμ (ώτατον) ἄπα Ὄλ εὐνοῦχον. It survives in MGr.

 


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
ευνουχοι ευνούχοι εὐνοῦχοι ευνούχοις ευνούχον ευνουχος ευνούχος εὐνοῦχος ευνούχου ευνούχους ευνούχω ευνούχων eunouchoi eunoûchoi eunouchos eunoûchos
 
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