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Strong's #3965 - πατριά

Root Word (Etymology)
a derivative of (G3962)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. lineage running back to some progenitor, ancestry
  2. a nation or tribe
    1. a group of families, all those who in a given people lay claim to a common origin
    2. the Israelites which distributed into twelve tribes, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob, these were divided into families which were divided into houses
  3. family, in a wider sense, nation, people
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1 ‑ אָב (awb);  4940 ‑ מִשְׁפָּחָה (mish‑paw‑khaw');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
NAS (3)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
CSB (3)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
BSB (3)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
ESV (3)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
WEB (3)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Ephesians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. πατρι-ιή, ἡ, (πατήρ)

lineage, descent, esp. by the father's side, ἐγεν[]ηλόγησε τὴν π. τὴν Κύρου Hdt. 3.75, cf. 2.143, Luke 2:4.

II = πάτρα 11.2, clan, Hdt. 1.200, Michel 195.1 (Elis, V B.C.), 995 A 26 (Delph., V B.C.).

2. family, LXX Exodus 12:3, al., Ephesians 3:15.

III in pl., = patrum officia, Cod.Just. 1.5.14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πατριά, πατριᾶς, (from πατήρ);

1. lineage running back to some progenitor, ancestry: Herodotus 2, 143; 3, 75.

2. a race or tribe, i. e. a group of families, all those who in a given people lay claim to a common origin: εἰσί ἀυτεων (Βαβυλωνίων) πατριαί τρεῖς, Herodotus 1, 200. The Israelites were distributed into (twelve) מַטּות, φυλαί, tribes, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob; these were divided into מִשְׁפָחות, πατριαί, deriving their descent from the several sons of Jacob's sons; and these in turn were divided into הָאָבות בֵּית, οἶκοι, houses (or families); cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, i., p. 193; iii., p. 1463; Winer's RWB under the word Stämme; (Keil, Archaeol. § 140); hence, ἐξ οἴκου καί πατριᾶς Δαυίδ, i. e. belonging not only to the same 'house' (πατριά) as David, but to the very 'family' of David, descended from David himself, Luke 2:4 (αὗται αἱ πατριαί τῶν υἱῶν Συμεών, Exodus 6:15; ἀνήρ αὐτῆς Μανασσης τῆς φυλῆς αὐτῆς καί τῆς πατριᾶς αὐτῆς, Judith 8:2; τῶν φυλῶν κατά πατριᾶς αὐτῶν, Numbers 1:16; οἶκοι πατριῶν, Exodus 12:3; Numbers 1:2, and often; add, Josephus, Antiquities 6, 4, 1; 7, 14, 7; 11, 3, 10).

3. family in a wider sense, equivalent to nation, people: Acts 3:25 (1 Chronicles 16:28; Psalm 21:28 ()); πᾶσα πατριά ἐν οὐρανοῖς (i. e. every order of angels) καί ἐπί γῆς, Ephesians 3:15.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πατριά , -ᾶς ,

(< πατήρ ),

[in LXX chiefly for H1, Exodus 6:14, al., also for H4940, Exodus 6:15, 2 Kings 14:7, Psalms 22:27, al.;]

1. lineage, ancestry (Hdt.).

2. = πάτρα (more common in cl.), a family or tribe (so sometimes in Hdt., in LXX of related people, in a sense narrower than φυλή and wider than οἶκος ; v. Exodus 12:3, Numbers 32:28): Luke 2:4; in a wider sense (1 Chronicles 16:28, Psalms 22:27), Acts 3:25 (LXX) Ephesians 3:15.†

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

";despise"; (Titus 2:15) : cf. P Oxy I. 71ii. 16 (A.D. 303), where a widow complains to the praefect regarding two overseers who περι [φ ]ρονοῦντές μου τῆς ἀπραγμ [οσύνης, ";despising my inability,"; had mismanaged her affairs, and P Gen I. 14.11 (Byz.) (Berichtigungsliste, p. 159) διὰ τὸ μὴ περιφρονεῖν μ ̣ε ̣ περὶ τὰ ἔνδοξα πράγματα.


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
πατρια πατριά πατριὰ πατριαι πατριαί πατριαὶ πατριαν πατριάν πατριας πατριάς πατριᾶς πατριων πατριών πατρίων patria patrià patriai patriaì patrias patriâs
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