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Strong's #792 - ἀστήρ

Transliteration
astḗr
Phonetics
as-tare'
Origin
probably from the base of (G4766)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
1:503,86
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a star
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3556 ‑ כּוֹכָב (ko‑kawb');  6635 ‑ צְבָאָה (tsaw‑baw', tseb‑aw‑aw');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (24)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
14
NAS (24)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
14
HCS (24)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
14
BSB (24)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
14
ESV (23)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
1 Corinthians
3
Revelation
14
WEB (25)
Matthew
5
Mark
1
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
15
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀστήρ, ὁ,

gen. έρος: dat. pl. ἀστράσι Il. 22.28, 317 (Aristarch.; ἄστρασι Sch.Ven., Choerob.):

I

1. star (v. ἄστρον), ἀστέρ' ὀπωρινῷ Il. 5.5; οὔλιος ἀ. 11.62; Σείριος ἀ. Hes. Op. 417; ἀ. Ἀρκτοῦρος the chief star in the constellation, ib. 565, etc.; shooting star or meteor, Il. 4.75; οἱ διατρέχοντες ἀ. Ar. Pax 838; ᾄττοντας ὥσπερ ἀστέρας Pl. R. 621b, cf. Arist. Mete. 341a33, Plu. Agis 11.

2. flame, light, fire, E. Hel. 1131 (lyr.).

3. ἀστὴρ πέτρινος meteoric stone, Placit. 2.13.9.

II metaph. of illustrious persons, etc., φανερώτατον ἀστέρ' Ἀθήνας E. Hipp. 1122 (lyr.); Μουσάων ἀστέρα καὶ Χαρίτων AP 7.1.8 (Alc. Mess.)

III

1. star-fish, Hp. Nat.Mul. 32, Arist. HA 548a7, PA 681b9, etc. name of a bird, perh. goldfinch, Dionys. Av. 3.2. blue daisy, Aster Amellus, Nic. Fr. 74.66, Dsc. 4.119. Samian clay used as sealing-wax, and in Medicine, Thphr. Lap. 63, Dsc. 5.153, Gal. 12.178, al. architectural ornament, IG 4.1484.83 (Epid.), SIG 241 B 111 (Delph., iv B. C.). bandage, Gal. 18 (1).823.

2. name of various remedies, Id. 12.761, al. birthmark in form of star, Carcin. ap. Arist. Po. 1454b22: in Palmistry, a mark on the hand, τῷ ύ στοιχείῳ παραπλήσιον Cat.Cod.Astr. 7.238.28. (Cf. Skt. stár - `star', Lat. stella (from stçr-la), Goth. stairnô.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀστήρ , -έρος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3556;]

a star: Matthew 2:2; Matthew 2:7-10 :, Mark 13:25, 1 Corinthians 15:41, Revelation 6:13; Revelation 8:10-12; Revelation 9:1; Revelation 12:1; Revelation 12:4; metaph., ὁ ἀ . ὁ πρωϊνός Revelation 2:28; Revelation 22:16; . πλαῆται , Judges 1:13; . ἑπτά , symbolizing the angels of the seven churches, Revelation 1:16; Revelation 1:20; Revelation 2:1; Revelation 3:1 (cf. ἄστρον , and v. DCG, ii, 674 f.; MM, s.v.).†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Syll 140.111 (late iv/B.C.), a list of payments on account of the temple at Delphi, has το [ῦ ξ ]υλ [ ]νου ἀστέρος τοῦ παρδείγματος ";the pattern of the wooden star"; : see note. In OGIS 194.19 (i/B.C.) it is said of the Egyptian Amon Ra that ὥσπερ λαμπρὸς ἀστὴρ καὶ δαίμων ἀγαθ [ὸς τοῖς ἀπελπίζουσι ]ν ἐπέλαμψε . The use made of the same figure in the Apocalypse undoubtedly suggested the fourth century epitaph which Ramsay (Luke, p. 366) discovered on a stone now built into the wall of an early Turkish Khan in Lycaonia—

Νεστόριος πρεσβύτερος ἐνθάδε κῖτε

ἀστὴρ ὃς ἐνέλαμπεν ἐν ἐκλησίεσιν θεοῦ .

";Nestorius, presbyter, lies here, who shone a star among the Churches of God."; One might suspect the ultimate origin of the phrase in Plato’s exquisite epitaph on his friend Aster—

Ἀστὴρ πρὶν μὲν ἔλαμπες ἔνι ζωοῖσιν ἑῷος ,

νῦν δὲ θανὼν λάμπεις ἕσπερος ἐν φθιμένοις .

Other instances of ἀστήρ are P Petr III. 134.2 (an astronomical fragment relating to the 36 decans presiding over the ten days’ periods), P Par 1 (Eudoxus treatise, ii/B.C.) in the opening acrostic .10 χρόνος διοικῶν ἀστέρων γνωρίσματα , P Leid W xiii. 11 τῶν ζ ̄ἀστέρων (magic), ib. V xiii..23 ἀστὴρ ἀπὸ κεφαλῆς , etc. But we cannot quote it from papyri outside those on astrological or astronomical subjects and magic. It survives, however, in MGr ἀστέρας .

 

 

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List of Word Forms
αστερα αστέρα ἀστέρα αστερας αστέρας ἀστέρας αστερες αστέρες ἀστέρες αστερος αστέρος ἀστέρος αστερων αστέρων ἀστέρων αστηρ αστήρ ἀστὴρ aster astēr astḕr astera astéra asteras astéras asteres astéres asteron asterōn astéron astérōn asteros astéros
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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