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Strong's #5458 - φωστήρ

Transliteration
phōstḗr
Phonetics
foce-tare'
Origin
from (G5457)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
9:310,1293
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. that which gives light, an illuminator
    1. of the stars, sun and moon
  2. light, brightness
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2096 ‑ זֹהַר (zo'‑har);  3974 ‑ מְאֹרָה ((1,2) maw‑ore', (3,4) meh‑o‑raw');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Philippians 1
Revelation 1
NAS (2)
Philippians 1
Revelation 1
HCS (2)
Philippians 1
Revelation 1
BSB (2)
Philippians 1
Revelation 1
ESV (2)
Philippians 1
Revelation 1
WEB (2)
Philippians 1
Revelation 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φωστήρ, ῆρος, ὁ,

that which gives light, οἱ φ. the lights of heaven, stars, LXX Genesis 14:1-24, al., Simp. in Epict. p.72 D.; οἱ δύο φ., i.e. sun and moon, ibid., cf. Procl. Hyp. 4.72, etc.; φαίνεσθε ὡς φωστῆρες ἐν κόσμῳ Philippians 2:15.

2. splendour, radiance, ὁ φ. αὐτῆς ὅμοιος λίθῳ τιμιωτάτῳ Revelation 21:11.

3. metaph., of a king, τῷ φ. τῷ ἡμετέρῳ Them. Or. 16.204c.

4. of the eyes, Vett.Val. 110.22.

II opening for light, door or window, Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φωστήρ, φωστηρος, (φῶς, φώσκω);

1. that which gives light, an illuminator (Vulg. luminar): of the stars (luminaries), Philippians 2:15 (Wis. 13:2; Sir. 43:7; Genesis 1:14, 16; Heliodorus 2, 24; (Anthol. Pal. 15, 17; of sun and moon, Test xii. Patr. test. Levi 14); ecclesiastical writings.)

2. light, brightness: Revelation 21:11 (Anthol. 11, 359) (others refer this to 1; cf. Trench, § xlvi.).


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φωστήρ , -ῆρος ,

(< φῶς ),

[in LXX: Genesis 1:14; Genesis 1:16 (H3974), Da LXX Daniel 12:3 (H2096), 1 Esdras 8:79, Wisdom of Solomon 13:2, Sirach 43:7 *;]

a luminary, light: Philippians 2:15, Revelation 21:11.†

SYN.: φέγγος G5338, φῶς G5457.


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

";overlay with gold"; (Rev. 17:4; Rev. 18:16) : cf. P Oxy III. 521.8 (ii/A.D.) ξύλινον κεχ [ρυσωμένον, cf. 2, 4, and . Syll 583 ( = .3996).25 (i/A.D.?) κλεῖν κεχρυσωμένην.

 


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
φωστηρ φωστήρ φωστὴρ φωστήρα φωστήρας φωστηρες φωστήρες φωστῆρες phoster phostḕr phōstēr phōstḕr phosteres phostêres phōstēres phōstē̂res
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