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Strong's #4756 - στρατιά

Root Word (Etymology)
from a derivative of stratos (an army from the base of (G4766), as encamped)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. an army, band of soldiers
  2. in the NT, the hosts of heaven
    1. troops of angels
    2. the heavenly bodies, stars of heaven (so called on account of their number and their order)
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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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

στρᾰτιά, Ion. στρᾰτηλ-ιή, ἡ,= στρατός, army, Pi. O. 6.16, A. Pers. 534 (anap.), Ag. 799 (anap.), etc.; ς. ναυτική, πεζή, Th. 6.33, 7.15; ναύφρακτος ς . IG 12.296.30; ἔς τε τὴν ς. καὶ τὴν πόλιν τὴν Ἀθηναίων ib. 108.40; τῆς ς. κάκιστος ἦν ἀνήρ Eup. 31: abs., a land force, as distd. from seamen, Hdt. 6.12 .

2. generally, host, company, band, Pi. P. 11.50, N. 11.35; ἡ ς. τοῦ οὐρανοῦ LXX 2 Chronicles 33:3; αἱ ς. τῶν οὐρανῶν ib. Nehemiah 9:6; = cohors ministrorum, Lib. Or. 54.7 .

II sts. = στρατεία, expedition, Hdt. 5.77 (v.l. -είην ), Ar. Eq. 587 (lyr.), Th. 828, 1169, Lys. 592, Th. 8.108, IG 22.351.31; ἐπὶ στρατιᾶς Ar. V. 354, 557, Pl. Phdr. 260b, And. 2.14; ἴτε . . ἐπὶ στρατιάν go . . on service, Ar. Ach. 1143; κατὰ στρατιήν Hp. Medic. 14; πολιτικαὶ στρατιαί, ξενικαὶ ς ., ibid.; v. στρατεία .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στρατιά, στρατιᾶς, (στρατός (cf. στρατεύω)), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, the Sept. for צָבָא;

1. an army, band of soldiers.

2. sometimes in the poets equivalent to στρατεία, as Aristophanes eqq. 587 (ἐν στρατιαις τέ καί μάχαις), 2 Corinthians 10:4 Tdf. after the best manuscripts ((see his note; cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word II.); Passow, under the word στρατεία, at the end).

3. in the N. T. οὐράνιος στρατιά, or στρατιά τοῦ οὐρανοῦ (Hebrew הַשָּׁמַיִם צְבָא), the host of heaven (see δύναμις, f.), i. e.

a. troops of angels (1 Kings 22:19; Nehemiah 9:6): Luke 2:13.

b. the heavenly bodies, stars of heaven (so called on account of their number and their order): Acts 7:42 (2 Chronicles 33:3, 5; Jeremiah 8:2, etc.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

στρατιά , -ᾶς , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H6635;]

1. = στρατός , an army, a host: of angels (1 Kings 22:19, al.), Luke 2:13; of the stars of heaven (Jeremiah 8:2, 2 Chronicles 33:3), Acts 7:42.

2. As sometimes in cl. (poët.), = στρατεία : 2 Corinthians 10:4, T (WH, RV, στρατεία ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";agree with,"; ";agree together"; : P Lond 1166.4 (A.D. 42) (= III. p. 104) συνπεφωνηκέναι αὐτῶι, P Oxy II, 260.7 (A.D. 59) κα [τ ] [τὰ ] συ [μ ]φωνηθέντα ἐμοὶ κα [ ] Ἀντ [ι ]φ [ ]νει, ";in accordance with what was agreed upon between me and Antiphanes"; (cf. Acts 5:9), ib. VIII. 1148.5 (question to the oracle—i/A.D.) εἶ βέλτειόν ἐστιν Φανίαν τὸν υἱό (ν) μου καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ μὴ συμφωνῆσαι νῦν τῷ πατρὶ α (ὐτοῦ) ἀλλὰ ἀντιλέγειν, ";is it better for my son Phanias and his wife not to agree now with his father, but to oppose him?"; (Ed.), ib. III. 530.23 (ii/A.D.) μὴ ἀγωνία δὲ περὶ ἡμῶν, οὐθὲν γὰρ φαῦλον περὶ ἡμᾶς ἐστ [ ]ν καὶ συμφωνοῦμεν ἀλλὴλοις, ";do not be anxious about us, for there is nothing the matter with us and we are at harmony with each other"; (Edd.), ib. I. 133.25 (A.D. 550) συμφωνῖ ἡμῖν πάντα τὰ ἐγεγραμμέ (να) ὡς πρόκιται, ";we agree to all that is herein contained, as it is above written"; (Edd.), and Syll 540 (=.3972).86 (B.C. 175–2) συμφωνοῦντας πρὸς ἀλλήλους δοκίμως.

The verb is used with reference to price, as in Matthew 20:13, in such passages as P Oxy XIV. 1672.17 (A.D. 37–41) ὁ φίλος συντυχὼν ἔλεγεν συμ [πε ]φωνηκέναι τοῖς ἐκ τῆς κώ [μ ]η ̣ς αὐτοῦ μετὰ χάριτος. . . ̣κ (δραχμῶν) λ ̄β ̄, ";our friend said that he had agreed with the people of his village thankfully at the rate of 32 drachmae"; (Edd.), ib. IV. 728.37 (A.D. 142) ἔσχον παρὰ σοῦ τὰς συνπεφωνημένας ὑπὲρ τιμῆς χόρτου ἀργυρί [ο ]υ δραχμὰς διακοσίας ἑβδομήκοντα [ἕξ, ";I have received from you the 276 drachmae which were agreed upon for the price of the hay"; (Edd.), and BGU II. 416.5 (A.D. 150) ἀπέχω τὴν συνπεπωνημένη (l. συνπεφωνημένην) τιμήν, and Syll 241 (= .3 535).9 (B.C. 217–6) τὰ εἴκοσι τάλαντα τὰ συνφωνηθέντα ὑπὲρ τῶν αἰχμαλώτων.


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List of Word Forms
στρατια στρατιά στρατιᾷ στρατιαί στρατιάν στρατιας στρατιάς στρατιᾶς στρατιών stratia stratiā̂i stratias stratiâs
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