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Strong's #5429 - φρόνιμος

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  1. intelligent, wise
  2. prudent, i.e. mindful of one's interests
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 995 ‑ בִּין (bene);  2450 ‑ חָכָם (khaw‑kawm');  4209 ‑ מְזִמָּה (mez‑im‑maw');  6175 ‑ עָרוּם (aw‑room');  8394 ‑ תּוֹבֻנָה (taw‑boon', teb‑oo‑naw', to‑boo‑naw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φρόνιμ-ος, ον, also η, ον Plu. 2.1070b:

in one's right mind, in one's senses, S. Aj. 259 (anap.).

II showing presence of mind, ἐν τοῖς δεινοῖς X. An. 2.6.7; τὸ φ. presence of mind, Id. HG 2.3.56.

III sensible, prudent, opp. ἄφρων, Gorg. Fr. 6; ψυχή Pl. Sph. 247a; opp. ἀνόητος, Isoc. 2.14 (Comp.); τὸν φρόνιμον ζητοῦντας.. ὥσπερ ἀποδεδρακότα Bato 2.3; ὡς ἂν ὁ φ. ὁρίσειε Arist. EN 1107a1, al.; φ. περί τινος possessing sagacity or discernment in a thing, X. Cyr. 1.6.15, 21 (Comp.); περί τι Pl. Grg. 490b (Comp.), Isoc. 12.161 (Comp.); εἴς τι Pl. Alc. 1.125a; ἐν τῷ σίτῳ φ. καὶ μέτριοι X. Cyr. 5.2.17.

2. of thoughts, acts, and the like, φ. τι ἐργάσασθαι Ar. Lys. 42; φιλόπολις ἀρετή, φρόνιμος ib. 547 (lyr.).

3. of birds as giving omens, τοὺς ἄνωθεν φρονιμωτάτους οἰωνούς S. El. 1058 (lyr.). sagacious, of animals, Pl. Plt. 263d, Arist. HA 488b15, PA 648a8 (Comp.), 687a8 (Sup.), GA 753a11 (Comp.), al.

4. τὸ φ. practical wisdom, prudence, E. Fr. 52.9 (lyr.), Pl. R. 586d, al.; opp. τὸ ἄφρον, Id. Phdr. 235e; ἰέναι ἐπὶ τὸ φρονιμώτερον X. Smp. 8.14: pl., ἄπορος ἐπὶ φρόνιμα helpless in point of wisdom, S. OT 692 (lyr.); τὰ -ώτερα ποιεῖν Isoc. 15.211.

5. Adv. -μως Ar. Eq. 1364, Av. 1333 (lyr.), Pl. La. 192e, etc.; opp. ἀλόγως, Isoc. 3.9; φ. ἔχειν X. Cyr. 3.3.57; διακεῖσθαι Isoc. 8.114: Comp. φρονιμώτερον, διακεῖσθαι τῶν ἄλλων Id. 2.10; -ωτέρως Id. 13.15: Sup. -ώτατα, λέγειν X. Revelation 20:1-15.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φρόνιμος, φρόνιμον (φρονέω);

a. intelligent, wise (so A. V. uniformly): 1 Corinthians 10:15; opposed to μωρός, 1 Corinthians 4:10; opposed to Ἄφρον, 2 Corinthians 11:19; φρόνιμος παῥ ἑαυτῷ, one who deems himself wise (A. V. wise in one's own conceits), Romans 11:25; Romans 12:16, (Proverbs 3:7).

b. prudent, i. e. mindful of one's interests: Matthew 10:16; Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42; opposed to μωρός, Matthew 7:24 (cf. ); f comparitive φρονιμώτερος, Luke 16:8. (From Sophocles, Xenophon, Plato down; the Sept. for נָבון, חָכָם, מֵבִין.) (Synonym: see σοφός, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φρόνιμος , -ον

(< φρονέω ),

[in LXX for H995, H2450 etc.;]

practically wise, sensible, prudent: Matthew 10:16; Matthew 24:45, Luke 12:42, 1 Corinthians 10:15; opp. to μωρός , Matthew 7:24; Matthew 25:2; Matthew 25:4; Matthew 25:8-9, 1 Corinthians 4:10; to ἄφρων , 2 Corinthians 11:19; φ . παρ᾿ ἑαυτῷ (EV, wise in one's own conceit), Romans 11:25; Romans 12:16 (cf. Proverbs 3:7); compar., -ώτερος , Luke 16:8.†

SYN.: see σοψός G4680.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";Chuza,"; a house-steward of Herod Antipas (Luk. 8:3). The name has been found in a Nabataean inscr. making it probable that Chuza was not a Jew hut a Nabataean : see F. C. Burkitt in Exp V. ix. p 118 ff. (cf. Syriac Forms, p. 6), where also Blass’s contention (Philology of the Gospels, p. 152 f.) on the evidence of l , a vii/A.D. Old Latin version, that Chuza was also called Cydias, is criticized.


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List of Word Forms
φρονίμην φρονιμοι φρόνιμοι φρονιμοις φρονίμοις φρόνιμον φρονιμος φρόνιμος φρονίμου φρονίμους φρονιμω φρονίμω φρονίμῳ φρονιμώτατος φρονιμωτεροι φρονιμώτεροι φρονιμώτερος phronimo phronimō phronimoi phronímoi phronímōi phrónimoi phronimois phronímois phronimos phrónimos phronimoteroi phronimōteroi phronimṓteroi
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