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Strong's #5428 - φρόνησις

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  1. understanding
  2. knowledge and holy love of the will of God
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 999 ‑ בִּינָה (bee‑naw');  1847 ‑ דַּעַת (dah'‑ath);  2451 ‑ חָכְמָה (khok‑maw');  3820 ‑ לֵב (labe);  6195 ‑ עָרְמָה (or‑maw');  7307 ‑ רוּחַ (roo'‑akh);  7922 ‑ שֵׂכֶל (seh'‑kel, say'‑kel);  8394 ‑ תּוֹבֻנָה (taw‑boon', teb‑oo‑naw', to‑boo‑naw');  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (2)
Luke 1
Ephesians 1
NAS (2)
Luke 1
Ephesians 1
HCS (2)
Luke 1
Ephesians 1
BSB (2)
Luke 1
Ephesians 1
ESV (1)
Luke 1
WEB (2)
Luke 1
Ephesians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φρόν-ησις, εως, ἡ,

purpose, intention, S. OT 664 (lyr.); φρόνησιν λαβεῖν λῴω ἡμῖν Id. Ph. 1078.

2. thought, ἰδία φ., opp. λόγος ξυνός, Heraclit. 2; φ. ἔχειν Emp. 110.10, cf. Arist. Metaph. 1009b18.

3. sense, εἴ τις ἄρα τοῖς ἐκεῖ φ. περὶ τῶν ἐνθάδε γιγνομένων Isoc. 14.61.

4. judgment, κατὰ τὴν ἰδίαν φ. οὐδεὶς εὐτυχεῖ Men. Mon. 306.

5. arrogance, pride, E. Supp. 216; also in good sense, τὸ φῦναι πατρὸς εὐγενοῦς ἄπο ὅσην ἔχει φρόνησιν just pride, Id. Fr. 739.

II practical wisdom, prudence in government and affairs, Pl. Smp. 209a, Arist. EN 1140a24, 1141b23, Isoc. 12.204,217, Plu. 2.97e, etc.; φιλοσοφίας τιμιώτερον ὑπάρχει φ. Epicur. Ephesians 3 p.64U.: opp. ἀμαθία, Pl. Smp. 202a; opp. σῶμα, Id. R. 461a; opp. ῥώμη, Isoc. 1.6; φρόνησιν ἀσκεῖν X. Mem. 1.2.10, Isoc. 1.40, cf. 15.209: pl., ἡδοναὶ καὶ φρονήσεις Pl. Phlb. 63a; ἡλικίαι καὶ φ. Id. Lg. 665d; also attributed to sagacious animals, Arist. GA 753a12, HA 608a15.

III Pythag. name for three, Theol.Ar. 14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φρόνησις, φρονήσεως, (φρονέω), understanding: joined with σοφία (as 1 Kings 4:25 (29); Daniel 1:17, Theod.; σοφία ἀνδρί τίκτει φρόνησιν, Proverbs 10:23), Ephesians 1:8 (A. V. prudence; see σοφία, at the end); specifically, knowledcje and holy love of the will of God (A. V. wisdom), Luke 1:17 (Wis. 3:15; the Sept. for בִּינָה, תְּבוּנָה, חָכְמָה; used variously by Greek writers from Sophocles and Euripides down).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φρόνησις , -εως ,

(< φρονέω ),

[in LXX for H999, H8394, H2451, etc.;]

understanding, practical wisdom, prudence: Luke 1:17, Ephesians 1:8.†

SYN.: see σοφία G4678, and cf. Lft., Notes, 317.

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

";grass,"; ";hay"; : P Petr III. 62 (b).6 (iii/B.C.) χόρτου ξηροῦ, P Lille 5.63 (B.C. 260–259) χόρτου σπέρματος P Ryl II. 129.12 (A.D. 30) ἤροσάν μου χόρτου δέσμας πεντηκοσίας, ";they carried off five hundred bundles of my hay,"; BGU I. 248.25 (i/A.D.) δήλωσον δέ μοι, πόσου εἰς κοπὴν ὁ χόρτος πιπράσκεται, P Fay 119.6 (c. A.D. 100) χόρτον σαπρόν, ";rotten hay,"; P Oxy III. 499.15 (A.D. 121) ὥστε ξυλαμῆσαι χόρτον εἰς κοπὴν καὶ ἐπινομήν, ";so as to be cultivated wilh grass for cutting and grazing,"; P Flor I. 127.23 (A.D. 256) χλωρὸ [ν χ ]όρτον ποιῆσον ἐνεχθῆναι, and P Oxy VIII. 1107.3 (v/vi A.D.) χόρτον, ";green crops"; (Ed.). For the adj. see PSI VI. 579.6 (B.C. 246–5) τὴν χορτοφόρον γῆν παραδείξας Ἰάσονι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
φρονησει φρονήσει φρονήσεως φρονήσεώς φρόνησιν φρόνησίν φρόνησις φρόνησίς phronesei phronēsei phronḗsei
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