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Strong's #2941 - κυβέρνησις

from kubernao (of Latin origin, to steer)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a governing, government
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8458 ‑ תַּחְבּוּלָה (takh‑boo‑law', takh‑boo‑law');  
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 7
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1 Corinthians 1
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1 Corinthians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. Dor. κῠβέρν-ᾱσις, εως, ἡ, steering, pilotage, Pl. R. 488b.

2. metaph., government, πολίων of cities, Pi. P. 10.72 (pl.), cf. 1 Corinthians 12:28 (pl.); θεοῦ by a god, Plu. 2.162a.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κυβέρνησις, κυβερνήσεως, (κυβερνάω (Latingubernare, to govern)), a governing, government: 1 Corinthians 12:28 (others would take it tropically here, and render it wise counsels (R. V. marginal reading); so Hesychius: κυβερνήσεις. προνοητικαι ἐπίστημαι καί φρονησεις; cf. Schleusner, Thesaurus in the Sept., under the word, and to the references below add Proverbs 11:14; Job 37:12 Symm.); (Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 24:6; Pindar, Plato, Plutarch, others).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κυβέρνησις , -εως ,

(< κυβερνάω , Lat. gubernare, to guide),

[in LXX: Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 11:14; Proverbs 24:6 (H8458) *;]

1. steering, pilotage (Plat.).

2. Metaph., government: pl., 1 Corinthians 12:28.†

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 verb, which is used of Divine ";guiding"; in Wisdom of Solomon 14:6, is applied to the management of a household in the inscr. quoted s.v. ἀνέγκλητος ad fin. : cf. 1 Corinthians 12:28. The compd. διακυβερνάω is used of a woman ";piloting"; herself and her child out of a time of crisis—ἐκ τοῦ το [ιού ]του καιροῦ ἐμαυτή [ν ] τε καὶ τὸ παιδί [ον σ ]ου διακεκυβερνηκυῖα (P Lond 42.16 (B.C. 168) (= I. p. 30, Selections, p. 10)). For a new literary citation for κυβερνάω see Herodas ii. 99 f. ταῦτα σκοπεῦντες πάντα τὴν δίκην ὀρθῇ | γνώμῃ κυβερνᾶτε.


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
κυβερνησεις κυβερνήσεις κυβερνήσεσι κυβερνήσεως κυβέρνησιν κυβέρνησις kuberneseis kubernēseis kyberneseis kybernēseis kybernḗseis
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