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Strong's #2888 - κοσμοκράτωρ

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  1. lord of the world, prince of this age
    1. the devil and his demons
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κοσμο-κράτωρ [ ], ορος, ὁ,

1. lord of the world, epith. of οὐρανός, Orph. H. 4.3; Ζεὺς Μίτρας Ἥλιος κ. Not.Scav. 1912.323 (Rome).

2. of the Emperors, IG 14.926, Sammelb. 4275, cf. Ptol. Tetr. 175, Heph.Astr. 1.1.

3. Astrol., ruler of the κόσμος, i.e. planet, Id.in Cat.Cod.Astr. 6.68, Vett.Val. 171.6; οἱ ἑπτὰ κ. Dam. Pr. 131; οἱ κ. τοῦ σκότους τούτου the cosmic rulers of this sinful world, Ephesians 6:12; οἱ κ. οἱ τὰ ὑπὸ σελήνην στοιχεῖα διοικοῦντες Iamb. Myst. 2.3.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κοσμοκράτωρ, κοσμοκρατορος, (κόσμος and κρατέω), lord of the world, prince of this age: the devil and demons are called in plural οἱ κοσμοκρατορες τοῦ σκότους τοῦ αἰῶνος (but critical editions omit τοῦ αἰῶνος) τούτου (R. V. the world-rulers of this darkness), Ephesians 6:12; cf. 11; John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4; see ἄρχων. (The word occurs in the Orphica, 8, 11; 11, 11; in ecclesiastical writings of Satan; in rabbinical writings כּוזְמוקְרָטור is used both of human rulers and of the angel of death; cf. Buxtorf, Lex. talm. et rabb., p. 2006 (p. 996, Fischer edition).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† κοσμοκράτωρ , -ορος ,

(< κόσμος , κρατέω ),

1. in Orphic hymns, al. (v. AR, Eph., l.c.), a ruler of the whole world (and so in Rabbinic writings: קוֺזמוֺקְרָטוֺר ).

2. a ruler of this world (in contrast to παντο κράτωρ ): οἱ κ . τ . σκότους τούτου , the rulers of this dark world, Ephesians 6:12.†

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

The Emperor Caracalla receives this title in an Egyptian inscr. Archiv ii. p. 449, No. 83.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
κοσμοκρατορας κοσμοκράτορας kosmokratoras kosmokrátoras
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