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Strong's #4752 - στρατεία

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4754)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. an expedition, campaign, military service, warfare
  2. metaph. Paul likens his contest with the difficulties that oppose him in the discharge of his apostolic duties, as warfare
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2428 ‑ חַיִל (khah'‑yil);  4475 ‑ מֶמְשָׁלָה (mem‑shaw‑law');  4853 ‑ מַשָּׂא (mas‑saw');  6635 ‑ צְבָאָה (tsaw‑baw', tseb‑aw‑aw');  
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KJV (2)
2 Corinthians 1
1 Timothy 1
NAS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
1 Timothy 1
CSB (2)
2 Corinthians 1
1 Timothy 1
BSB (2)
2 Corinthians 1
1 Timothy 1
ESV (2)
2 Corinthians 1
1 Timothy 1
WEB (1)
2 Corinthians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

στρᾰτεία, Ion. -ηΐη, ἡ, ( στρατεύω ) expedition, campaign, στρατηΐην ποιεῖσθαι ἐς . ., ἐπὶ . ., Hdt. 1.71, 171, etc.; πολλὰς ς. ἐποιήσαντο Th. 2.11; ς. ἐστράτευσ' ὀλεθρίαν E. Supp. 116; ς. ἡμῖν εἰς Ποτείδαιαν ἐγένετο Pl. Smp. 219e, cf. IG 12(2).645.15 ( Nesus ), etc.; ἀπὸ στρατείας coming from war, after service done, A. Ag. 603, Eu. 631; κατὰ τὴν Σιτάλκου ς . about the time of his expedition, Th. 2.101; εἰς δὲ ς. πάντας Ἀργείους ἄγων E. Supp. 229; ἐπὶ στρατείας εἶναι to be on foreign service, Pl. Smp. 220c (codd., στρατιᾶς Cobet, Burnet); so ἐν στρατείᾳ ὄντας X. Cyr. 5.2.19; ἐν τῇ ς . PEnteux. 48.3 (iii B.C.); παραγγέλλειν τινὶ ς. κατὰ γῆν X. HG 7.1.13; ἐκδήμους ς. οὐκ ἐξῇσαν Th. 1.15; στρατείαν ξυνεξελθεῖν ib. 3; ς. δ' οὐ φέρει περιουσίαν Men. 382, cf. OGI 5.44 (Scepsis, iv B.C. ); τῆς ς. γιγνομένης ἐκ καταλόγου Arist. Ath. 26.1; freq. in pl., military service, warfare, Pl. R. 404a; πρὸς ταῖς αὑτοῦ ς . in addition to the campaigns which he is bound to serve, Id. Lg. 878d; ἐν ταῖς ς. μισθοφορεῖν Arist. Ath. 27.2; ἀπὸ ς. ἱππικῶν IGRom. 3.58 ( Bithynia ); στρατείας στρατεύεσθαι IG 22.505.54; ἀφειμένος στρατείας, = Lat. exauctoratus, Plu. 2.274a.

2. ς. ἐν τοῖς ἐπωνύμοις levy of those liable to serve in the year of such and such archons, Harp. s.v., cf. Arist. Ath. 53.7 .

3. ς. ἡ ἐν τοῖς μέρεσιν expedition for special service, to train the young soldiers next after serving as περίπολοι, Aeschin. 2.168, cf. Suid. s.v. τερθρεία .

4. military discipline, ἡ ἀκριβὴς ς . D.C. 78.36 .

5. military appointment, ἐπώλησε στρατείας Id. 72.12 . — στρατιά is a constant v.l., and is sts. undoubtedly used= στρατεία ( campaign ), v. στρατιά 11 and cf. Sch. Ar. Th. 835 (= Eup. 369 ); but στρατεία = army, expeditionary force is very rare, E. IA 495 (restd. in Rh. 263 (lyr.)): in Inscrr. στρατεία never = army, but both -εία ( IG 22.1132.14, SIG 398.2 (Cos, iii B.C. ), al.) and -ιά (q.v.) = campaign.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στρατεία, στρατείας, (στρατεύω), an expedition, campaign; military service, warfare: Paul likens his contest with the difficulties that oppose him in the discharge of his apostolic duties to a warfare, 2 Corinthians 10:4 (where Tdf. στρατιᾶς, see his note); 1 Timothy 1:18. ((Herodotus, Xenophon, others.))

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(on the orthogr., v. Deiss., BS, 181 f.), -ας ,

(< οτρατεύω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H6635;]

an expedition, a campaign, warfare: metaph., 2 Corinthians 10:4 (-τιά , T), 1 Timothy 1:18.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
στρατειαν στρατείαν στρατειας στρατείας strateian strateían strateias strateías
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