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Strong's #81 - ἀδελφότης

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Noun Feminine
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  1. brotherhood, brotherly kindness
  2. a family of brothers, the brotherhood
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


ἀδελφότης, ητος, ἡ, brotherhood, LXX 1 Maccabees 12:10, Vett.Val. 2.28, D.Chr. 38.15: metaph., of men and animals, Iamb. VP 24.108. II the brotherhood, 1 Peter 2:17, 1 Peter 5:9. III as form of address, ἡ σὴ ἀ. PGrenf. 2.89, PAmh. 2.156; χάριν ἀπονέμομεν τῇ ἀ. τοῦ Καίσαρος Men.Prot. p.16D.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀδελφότης, (ητος, , brotherhood; the abstract for the concrete, a band of brothers, i. e. of Christians, Christian brethren: 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Peter 5:9. (1 Macc. 12:10, 17, the connection of allied nations; 4 Macc. 9:23; 10:3, the connection of brothers; Dio Chrysostom 2:137 (edited by Reiske); often in ecclesiastical writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἀδελφότης , -ητος ,

(< ἀδελφός ),

[in LXX: 1 Maccabees 12:10; 1 Maccabees 12:17, 4 Maccabees 5:1-38 *;]

1. abstract, brotherhood, brotherly affection (LXX).

2. Concrete, the brotherhood, the Christian community: 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Peter 5:9 (MM, VGT, s.v.),†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This word, which is confined to 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Peter 5:9 in the NT, occurs in the late P Giss I. 57.2 (vi/vii A.D.), P Oxy I. 158.2 (same date) παρακαλῶ τὴν ὑμετέραν λαμπρὰν γνησίαν ἀδελφότητα, ";I urge you, my true and illustrious brother."; From an earlier date may be quoted Ramsay C. and B., ii. p. 720, no. 655 (prob. iii/A.D.) εἰρήν [η ] πάσῃ τῇ ἀδελ [φότητ ]ι : the inscription is the dedication of a κοιμητήριον, which Ramsay notes as a Christian term appearing as early as A.D. 251. Ramsay’s remark, ";It is noteworthy that the collective ἀδελφότης had already been formed,"; betrays forgetfulness of 1 Pet, as well as of occurrences in Dion Chrysostom and 1 and 4 Maccabees : see Grimm. Crönert adds Vettius Valens, whom Kroll dates under the Antonines—see his index s.v.


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List of Word Forms
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