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Strong's #3625 - οἰκουμένη

Transliteration
oikouménē
Phonetics
oy-kou-men'-ay
Origin
feminine participle present passive of (3611) (as noun, by implication of (1093))
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
5:157,674
Definition
Thayer's
  1. the inhabited earth
    1. the portion of the earth inhabited by the Greeks, in distinction from the lands of the barbarians
    2. the Roman empire, all the subjects of the empire
    3. the whole inhabited earth, the world
    4. the inhabitants of the earth, men
  2. the universe, the world
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 776 ‑ אֶרֶץ (eh'‑rets);  8398 ‑ בֵּבֵל (tay‑bale');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (15)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
1
Hebrews
2
Revelation
3
NAS (16)
Matthew
1
Luke
4
Acts
5
Romans
1
Hebrews
2
Revelation
3
HCS (15)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
1
Hebrews
2
Revelation
3
BSB (15)
Matthew
1
Luke
3
Acts
5
Romans
1
Hebrews
2
Revelation
3
ESV (14)
Matthew
1
Luke
2
Acts
5
Romans
1
Hebrews
2
Revelation
3
WEB (14)
Matthew
1
Luke
2
Acts
5
Romans
1
Hebrews
2
Revelation
3
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

οἰκουμέν-η (sc. γῆ), ,

I inhabited region, v. cross οἰκέω A. 1; then the Greek world, opp. barbarian lands, D. 7.35; πᾶσα ἡ οἰ. Id. 18.48; in Arist. Mete. 362b26, ἡ οἰ., = the inhabited world (including non-Greek lands, as Ethiopia, India, Scythia), as opp. possibly uninhabited regions, cf. Cleom. 2.1; in Arist. Mu. 392b26, ἥδε ἡ οἰ., = our world (= Asia, Libya, Europe); οἰκουμέναι worlds, ib. 31; ἡ φιλία περιχορεύει τὴν οἰ. Epicur. Sent.Vat. 52; σοῦ (i.e. Ptolemy 11 or 111) τῆς οἰ. πάσης βασιλεύοντος PSI 5.541.7, cf. LXX 1 Esdras 2:3; loosely, the whole world, Hyp. Eux. 33 (prob.), Antiph. 179, PMag.Lond. 121.704, Luc. Halc. 3, Ath. 8.350a: so perh. in some passages cited under 11.

II the Roman world, ὁ ἀγαθὸς δαίμων (etc.) τῆς οἰ., i.e. the Emperor, OGI 666.4,668.5, POxy. 1021.5 (i A.D.), CIG 2581-2,4416, Luke 2:1, Acts 17:6, Acts 24:5, Sammelb. 176.2 (ii A.D.), Gal. 10.7, Luc. Macr. 7.

III ἡ οἰ. ἡ μέλλουσα the world to come, i.e. the kingdom of Christ, Hebrews 2:5.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

οἰκουμένη , -ης ,

(fern. Pres. pass. ptcp. of οἰκέω ; sc. γῆ ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8398, H776;]

the inhabited earth;

(a) in cl., the countries occupied by Greeks, as disting. from barbarian lands (Hdt., Dem., al.);

(b) in later writers, the Roman world: Luke 2:1, Acts 11:28; Acts 24:5; by meton., of its inhabitants : Acts 17:6; Acts 19:27;

(c) in LXX (Psalms 23:1; Psalms 71:8, al.) and NT, also of the whole inhabited world: Matthew 24:14, Luke 4:5; Luke 21:26, Romans 10:18, Hebrews 1:6, Revelation 3:10; Revelation 16:14; by meton. (ut supr.), Acts 17:31, Revelation 12:9;

(d) of the Messianic age, ἡ οἰ . ἡ μέλλουσα = ὁ αἰὼ ὁ μέλλων : Hebrews 2:5.†


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

For this word, which in the NT is always found in the plur. = ";boundaries,"; i.e. ";territory,"; ";district"; (Lat. fines), cf. P Grenf II. 15ii. 3 (B.C. 139) ὅρια καὶ γείτονε [ς τ ]ῆς ὅλης γῆς νότου καὶ ἀπηλιώτου νῆσος Ἀφροδίτης. . . καὶ νῆσος Λητοῦ, P Tebt II. 277.15 (astrological—iii/A.D.) ἐν μὲν Κρόνου ὁρίοις, P Fay 38.6 (iii/iv A.D.) ἕως τῶν ὁρίων ἐποικίου, ";as far as the boundaries of the farmstead,"; and BGU IV. 1049.9 (iv/A.D.) ἐπὶ τοῖς οὖσι τῶν ὅλων ἐνγεγραμμένων ἀρ [ουρῶ ]ν ὁρίοις. For ὁριοδ (ε)ίκτης, ";one who marks out boundaries,"; see BGU II. 616.6 (ii/iii A.D.).

 

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List of Word Forms
οικουμενη οἰκουμένη οἰκουμένῃ οικουμενην οἰκουμένην οικουμενης οἰκουμένης oikoumene oikoumenē oikouméne oikouménē oikouménei oikouménēi oikoumenen oikoumenēn oikouménen oikouménēn oikoumenes oikoumenēs oikouménes oikouménēs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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