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Strong's #4177 - πολίτης

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4172)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a citizen
    1. the inhabitant of any city or country
    2. the association of another in citizenship
      1. a fellow citizen, fellow countryman
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  5997 ‑ עָמִית (aw‑meeth');  7453 ‑ רֵיעַ (ray'‑ah, ray'‑ah);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πολῑτ-ης, ου, ὁ,

Ion. πολιήτης (q.v.),

citizen, freeman, Il. 15.558, 22.429, Od. 7.131, Pi. O. 5.16, etc.; π. ἀγαθός Th. 3.42, Pl. Grg. 517c; κακός E. Ba. 271; πόλεως, πόλεων π., Antipho 5.78, And. 1.5; ὦ γᾶς πατρίας πολῖται S. Ant. 806 (lyr.); π. ὁρίζεται τῷ μετέχειν κρίσεως καὶ ἀρχῆς Arist. Pol. 1275a22 .

2. fellow-citizen (cf. πολιήτης ), Sapph. Supp. 1.14, etc.; Κάδμου π. A. Th. 1; Ἀθηναίων π. And. 1.139; ὑμῶν Lys. 20.12; σός Pl. Prt. 339e: and by a Com. metaph., οἴνου π. ὢν κρατίστου Amphis 36 .

II Adj. belonging to, connected with one's city or country, θεοὶ πολῖται, = πολιοῦχοι, A. Th. 253; π. δῆμος, = ὁ τῆς πόλεως, Ar. Ec. 574 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πολίτης, πολιτου, (πόλις), from Homer down, a citizen; i. e.

a. the inhabitant of any city or conntry: πόλεως, Acts 21:39; τῆς χώρας ἐκείνης, Luke 15:15.

b. the associate of another in citizenship, i. e. a fellow-citizen, fellow-countryman, (Plato, Apology, p. 37 c.; others): with the genitive of a person, Luke 19:14; Hebrews 8:11 (where Rec. has τόν πλησίον) from Jeremiah 38:34 (), where it is used for רֵעַ , as in Proverbs 11:9, 12; Proverbs 24:43 ().

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πολίτης , -ου ,

(< πόλις ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7453;]

1. a citizen: c. gen. loc., Luke 15:15, Acts 21:39.

2. a fellow-citizen: c. gen. pers., Luke 19:14, Hebrews 8:11 (LXX). †

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

P Oxy VII. 1033.15 (A.D. 392) ὡς προείπαμεν, ";as aforesaid"; (Ed.), and the Christian letter of a slave to his master regarding the illness of his mistress—P Oxy VI. 939.25 (iv/A.D.) ἔδοξεν μὲν γὰρ ὡς προεῖπον ἀνεκτότερον ἐσχηκέναι ἀνακαθεσ ̣θ ̣εῖσα, ";for she seems, as I said before, to be in a more tolerable state, in that she has sat up"; (cf. Luke 7:15). Cf. from the inscrr. Syll 239 (= .3 543).38 (B.C. 214) τοῖς μέντοι κατηγορεῖν τούτων μέλλουσιν προείπατε, ὅπως μὴ φανῶσιν κτλ., and Kaibel 947.10 καὶ [σεμνῶ ]ν εἰμ [ι ] προφήτης ὧν γε προεῖπα θεῶν. See s.v. προλέγω.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
πολιται πολίται πολῖται πολίταις πολίτας πολιτην πολίτην πολιτης πολίτης πολιτων πολιτών πολιτῶν politai polîtai politen politēn políten polítēn polites politēs polítes polítēs politon politôn politōn politō̂n
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