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Strong's #5406 - φονεύς

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G5408)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a murderer, a homicide
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φον-εύς, ὁ,

gen. έως, ῆος Il. 9.632; acc. φονέα (in first foot of trim.) S. OT 362, 721; in E. φονέᾰ, Hec. 882: nom.pl. φονέες Lesb.Rh. 3.8, Att. φονῆς Antipho 4.2.7; acc. φονέας Id. 2.3.8, 4.3.1, Lys. 12.96, Call. in PSI 11.1218a32, etc.; but contr. φονεῖς Plu. 2.162e:

slayer, Il. l. c., 18.335, Od. 24.434, Hdt. 1.45, etc.; δικαιοτάτου δὲ φονῆος Pisand. 10; τῷ φονεῖ τἀδελφοῦ τὴν δεξιὰν δέδωκε Arist. Ath. 18.6.; αὐτόχειρας καὶ φονέας Isoc. 4.111; φονέας αὑτῶν self-murderers, Lys. l. c.; τοσούτῳ μᾶλλον φονεύς ἐστιν is so much more justly accounted a murderer, Antipho 4.3.3; οὐχὶ τὴν ἐμὴν φονέα νομίζων χεῖρα E. IT 586; ἀκουσίως τινὸς φ. γενέσθαι Pl. R. 451a; of the sword on which Ajax had thrown himself, S. Aj. 1026: as fem., μητέρα φονέα οὖσαν Antipho 1.3 (ὁ φ., even of a woman, ib.20).

2. σοῦ φονέως μεμνημένος you, my destroyer, S. OC 1361.

3. metaph., τῆς ὑμετέρας εὐσεβείας φονῆς Antipho 4.2.7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φονεύς, φονεως, (φόνος), from Homer down, a murderer, a homicide: Matthew 22:7; Acts 7:52; Acts 28:4; 1 Peter 4:15; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 22:15; ἀνήρ φονεύς (cf. ἀνήρ, 3), Acts 3:14. [SYNONYMS: φονεύς any murderer — the genus of which σικάριος the assassin is a species; while ἀνθρωποκτόνος (which see) has in the N. T. a special emphasis. Trench, § lxxxiii.]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* φονεύς , -έως ,

(φόνος ),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 12:5 *;]

a murderer: Matthew 22:7 Acts 7:52; Acts 28:4, 1 Peter 4:15, Revelation 21:8; Revelation 22:15; ἀνὴρ φ ., Acts 3:14.†

SYN.: ἀνθρωποκτόνος G443.

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

χιλίαρχος, lit. ";the ruler of a thousand men,"; the Roman tribunus militum. This form (in Herodotus and elsewhere - χης) prevails in the NT (Joh. 18:12, al.), and is found in the inscrr., e.g. Magn 157 (b).15 (i/A.D.) χιλίαρχος λεγιῶνος, Preisigke 173.2 (c. A.D. 200), and OGIS 119.5 (where see Dittenberger’s note). See also P Oxy III. 653 (A.D. 162–3) and the corr. verb in ib. 477.2 (A.D. 132–3).


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List of Word Forms
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