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Strong's #2939 - κτίστης

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  1. a founder
  2. a creator
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κτίσ-της, ου, ὁ,


1. founder, Arist. Fr. 484, OGI 111.9 (Egypt, ii B.C.), Luc. Macr. 13; of Apollo as founder of Cyrene, Berl.Sitzb. 1903.85: pl., Call. Aet.Oxy. 2080.64; ὁ τῆς στοᾶς κ., i.e. Zeno, Ath. 8.345c, D.L. 2.120: metaph., ἰατρικῆς κ. IG 14.1759.

2. builder, POxy. 2144.8 (iii A.D.).

II restorer, τῆς πατρίδος Plu. Cic. 22.

III Creator, ὁ κ. ἁπάντων LXX Si. 24.8, al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κτίστης (on the accent, cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 h. (cf. 94 (89); especially Chandler §§ 35, 36)), κτιστου, (κτίζω), a founder; a creator (Aristotle, Plutarch, others): of God, 1 Peter 4:19 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 122 (116)); (Judith 9:12; Sir. 24:8; 2 Macc. 1:24, etc.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κτίστης , - ,

(< κτίζω ),

[in LXX: 2 Samuel 22:32 (Heb., al.), Judith 9:12, Sirach 24:8; Sirach 24:2; *;]

1. (cl.) a founder.

2. a creator: of God, 1 Peter 4:19.†

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

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (1 Peter 4:19—of God) is applied quinquies to the prytanis of Oxyrhynchus as κτίστης τῆς πόλεως in the account of a popular demonstration made in his honour—P Oxy I. 41.6 al. (iii/iv A.D.). The same title is given to Domitian in Priene 229.4, and similarly to Trajan (CIG II. 2572 τῷ τῆς οἰκουμένης κτίστῃ) : cf. Magie p. 68, and see CR i. p. 7. Other exx. of the word, which is not found in Attic writers, are the magic P Lond 46.237 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 72) where the invoker assumes the name of the god Thoth—ἐγώ εἰμι θωὺθ φαρμάκων καὶ γραμμάτων εὑρέτης καὶ κτίστης, and ib, 121.963 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 114) δεῦρό μοι ὁ ἐν τῷ στερεῷ πνεύματι ἀόρατος παντοκράτωρ κτίστης τῶν θεῶν. A subst. (or verbal adj.) κτιστόν is found in one of the Gemellus letters, P Fay 117.23 (A.D. 108) ̣ ἔγραφος μυ (l. ὃ ἔγραφές μοι) μὴ ἡσυχάσαι τ ̣ῷ κτιστῷ περιτὸν (l. ιττὸν) γέγ ̣ρ ̣α ̣π ̣τ ̣α ̣[ι, ";what you write to me about not neglecting the building you have said more than enough"; (Edd.). On a κοινὸν τῶν κτιστῶν (";soldiers";), see Archiv i. p. 208.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
κτιστη κτίστη κτίστῃ κτίστης κυάθους κύαμον ktiste ktistē ktístei ktístēi
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