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Strong's #2942 - κυβερνήτης

Root Word (Etymology)
from the same as (G2941)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. steersman, helmsman, sailing master
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Strong #: 2259 ‑ חֹבֵל (kho‑bale');  7901 ‑ שָׁכַב (shaw‑kab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(Aeol. κυμερνήτης, q.v.), ου, ὁ,

1. steersman, pilot, Il. 19.43, Od. 9.78, A. Supp. 770, Hdt. 2.164, Ar. Th. 837, Th. 7.70, Pl. R. 341c, etc.; skipper of Nileboat, ναύκληρος καὶ κ. PHib. 1.39.6 (iii B.C.), cf. PGiss. 11 (ii A.D.), etc.

2. metaph., guide, governor, E. Supp. 880, Pl. Phdr. 247c; as an official title, PMasp. 89 iii 1 (vi A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κυβερνήτης, κυβερνητου, (κυβερνάω (`to steer'; see the preceding word)); from Homer down; steersman, helmsman, sailing-master; (A. V. master, ship-master): Acts 27:11; Revelation 18:17. (Ezekiel 27:8, 27f.)

STRONGS NT 2942a: κυκλεύω κυκλεύω: 1 aorist ἐκύκλευσα; to go round (Strabo and other later writers); to encircle, encompass, surround: τήν παρεμβολήν, Revelation 20:9 (where R G Tr ἐκύκλωσαν); (τινα, John 10:24 Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading; (see WH's Appendix, p. 171)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κυβερνήτης , -ου ,

(see κυβέρνησις ),

[in LXX for H2259, Ezekiel 27:8; Ezekiel 27:27-28, Proverbs 23:24, 4 Maccabees 7:1 *;]

1. a steersman, pilot: Acts 27:11, Revelation 18:17.

2. Metaph., a guide, governor (Eur., Plat.).†

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

κυβερνήτης in the sense of ";steersman,"; ";pilot,"; is common, e.g. P Oxy II. 276.6 (A.D. 77) κυβερνῆται π [λ ]οίο [υ ] ναυλωσίμου, ib. III. 522.15 (ii/A.D.) ναυτικ (οῦ) Ὡρίωνος κυβε (ρνήτου), P Tebt II. 370.3 (ii/iii A.D.) κυβερνήτου πλοίου. In OGIS 676.3 (A.D. 106–7) (= Archiv ii. p. 439, No. 43) we hear of an official described as—κυβερνήτου Νείλου. In Acts 27:11 τῷ κυβερνήτῃ καὶ τῷ ναυκλήρῳ is rendered by Ramsay (Paul, p. 322) ";the sailing-master and the captain.";

Isis is described as κυβερνῆτις in the literary papyrus P Oxy XI. 1380.69 (early ii/A.D.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
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