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Strong's #5162 - τροφός

Root Word (Etymology)
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Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a nurse
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Strong #: 3243 ‑ יָנַק (yaw‑nak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τροφός, ὁ and ,


feeder, rearer, Hom. only in Od. and always fem. of a nurse, φίλη τ. Εὐρύκλεια 2.361, al., cf. Hdt. 2.156, 6.61, LXX Genesis 35:8, PCair.Zen. 292.157 (iii B. C.), Glotta 16.274 (Egypt), Sor. 1.105, al., Gal. 6.36, etc.; ἡ τ. βασιλέως Sammelb. 4980 (i B. C.); of a mother, S. Aj. 849. The masc. was usu. τροφεύς (q. v.); but τροφός as masc. occurs in E. HF 45, El. 409, Pl. Plt. 268a, 268c.

2. metaph., of a city, Συράκοσαι, ἀνδρῶν ἵππων τε δαιμόνιαι τροφοί Pi. P. 2.2; Γῇ τε μητρί, φιλτάτῃ τροφῷ A. Th. 16; αἵματ' ἐκποθένθ' ὑπὸ χθονὸς τροφοῦ Id. Ch. 66 (lyr.), cf. S. OT 1092 (lyr.), OC 760; μήτηρ ἁπάντων γαῖα καὶ κοινὴ τ. Men. Mon. 617; νὺξ ἄστρων τ. E. El. 54; τὴν γεωργίαν τῶν ἄλλων τεχνῶν μητέρα καὶ τ. X. Oec. 5.17, cf. Pl. Plt. 267d; of Miletus, τ. τοῦ.. Ἀπόλλωνος SIG 906 A5 (iv A. D.).

3. in neut., τὸ τροφόν that which nourishes, Pl. Plt. 289a.

4. τροφός, ἡ, name of a plaster, Orib. Fr. 99.

II Pass., nursling, τροφοί· ἀντὶ τοῦ θρέμματα (Meineke τροφαί), Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τροφός, τροφου, (τρέφω; see τροφή), a nurse: 1 Thessalonians 2:7. (From Homer down; for מֵינֶקֶת, Genesis 35:8; 2 Kings 11:2; Isaiah 49:23.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τροφός , -οῦ ,

(< τρέφω ),

[in LXX: Genesis 35:8, 2 Kings 11:2, 2 Chronicles 22:11 Isaiah 49:23 (H3243) *;]

a nurse: 1 Thessalonians 2:7.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For ὑπόδειγμα, ";example,"; as in James 5:10, cf. BGU III. 747ii. 13 (A.D. 139) ὑπόδιγμα ἀπειθίας, Priene 117.57 (i/B.C.) πολί ]τ ̣ου καλὸν ὑπόδειγμα [παραστήσας, OGIS 383.218 (mid. i/B.C.) νομίζω τε αὐτοὺς καλὸν ὑπόδειγμα μιμήσασθαι, Kaibel 435.2 καλῶν ὑπόδειγμα φιλάνδρων, and Aristeas 143 χάριν δὲ ὑποδείγματος, ";for the sake of illustration.";

The word is used of a ";specimen"; in BGU IV. 1141.43 (B.C. 14) πρὸς ὃ ἔδειξέ σοι ὑπόδειγμα and P Fay 122.16 (c. A.D. 100) ἔπεμψά σοι ὑποδείγματ ̣α ̣ μ ̣ε ̣γάλων τεσσαράκοντα, ";I sent you forty specimens of the large sort"; (Edd. : cf. Olsson, p. 180). On the use in common Greek or ὑπόδειγμα for παράδειγμα, see Rutherford NP p. 62.


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List of Word Forms
ετροφοφόρησε τροφήν τροφοί τροφος τροφός τροφὸς τροφοφορήσαι trophos trophòs
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