corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Lexicons

Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1729 - ἐνδεής

Word Origin
from a compound of (1722) and (1210) (in the sense of lacking)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. needy, destitute
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 34 ‑ אֶבְיוֹן (eb‑yone');  1167 ‑ בַּעַל (bah'‑al);  1249 ‑ בַּר (bar);  2637 ‑ חָסֵר (khaw‑sare');  3685 ‑ כְּסִיל (kes‑eel');  7457 ‑ רָעֵב (raw‑abe');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐνδε-ής, ές,

neut. pl. ἐνδεᾶ: (ἐνδέω B):

1. wanting or lacking in, in need of, c. gen., ἐ. εἶναι or γεγενῆσθαί τινος, Hdt. 1.32, Antipho 5.77; ἑνός μοι μῦθος ἐ. ἔτι E. Hec. 835; πολλῶν ἐ., opp. αὐτάρκης, Pl. R. 369b; ποιητοῦ δ' ἐστὶν ἐ... πρὸς τὸ ἐπιδεῖξαι, caret vate sacro, Id. Smp. 195d, cf. Lg. 697e; σμικροῦ τινος ἐ. εἰμι πάντ' ἔχειν Id. Prt. 329b.

2. abs., in want, in need, X. HG 6.1.3 codd., etc. lacking, deficient, freq. in Comp., ἐνδεέστερα πράγματα Hdt. 7.48; φαίνεται ἐνδεεστέρα [ ἡ στρατεία ] Th. 1.10; -εστέρα παρασκευή Id. 4.65; ἐνδεέστεροι ταῖς οὐσίαις Isoc. 4.105; also in Posit., οὐδὲν ἐνδεὲς ποιεῖσθαι leave nothing unsaid, S. Ph. 375; τοῦτο πολ ῷ τοῦ παρόντος ἐνδεές E. Heracl. 170; μηδὲν ἐνδεὲς λίπῃς Id. Ph. 385; ἐνδεὲς φαίνεταί τι Th. 5.9; ἐνδεές τι ἐν τῷ σώματι ἔχειν X. Cyr. 8.1.40; ἐ. τὸν βίον Men. 592; τὴν ὄψιν Luc. DMar. 1.2; τὸ ἐ. lack, want, defect, = cross ἔνδεια, Th. 1.77; τὸ αὐτῶν ἐ. their deficiency, Id. 3.83.

3. inferior, τὰ κρείσσω μηδὲ τἀνδεᾶ λέγειν the worse, S. OC 1430; γένει οὐδενὸς ἐνδεής X. HG 7.1.23; τῆς δυνάμεως ἐνδεᾶ πρᾶξαι to act short of your real power, Th. 1.70; τούτου ἐνδεᾶ ἐφαίνετο (sc. τἃ πράγματα) their power was unequal to the purpose, ib. 102: Comp. ἐνδεέστερός τινος S. Ph. 524; τῆς δόξης Th. 2.11; αὑτοῦ Plu. Cic. 35.

4. inadequate, insufficient, πρός τι Pl. Prt. 322b; ἐ. ξυνθῆκαι Th. 8.36.

5. Gramm., defective, A.D. Synt. 239.18.

6. Adv. ἐνδεῶς defectively, insufficiently, opp. ἱκανῶς, Pl. Phd. 88e, R. 523e; ἐ. ἔχειν τινός to be in want of, E. Fr. 898.8; τῶν ἀναγκαίων Plu. Nic. 27; μὴ ἐνδεῶς γνῶναι judge not insufficiently, Th. 2.40: Comp. ἐνδεεστέρως παρεῖχεν ἢ πρὸς τὴν ἐξουσίαν less than, Id. 4.39; ἐ. πρὸς ἃ βούλεται δηλοῦσθαι Id. 2.35; ἐ. ἔχειν Pl. Phd. 74e; ἐ. ἢ προσῆκεν τιμωρήσασθαι Epist. Philipp. ap. D. 12.12: rarely -έστερον A.D. Synt. 209.21.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐνδεής, ἐνδης (from ἐνδέω to lack, middle to be in need of), needy, destitute: Acts 4:34. (From (Sophocles), Herodotus down; the Sept..)

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission.
Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐνδεής , -ές

(< ἐνδέω , to lack),

[in LXX for H2637, H34, etc.;]

in want, needy: Acts 4:34,†

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

PSI IV. 418.11 (iii/B.C.) ὅπως μὴ ἐνδεεῖς ὧμεν καὶ ἐλαϊδίου, P Tebt I. 52.12 (c. B.C. 114) ἐνδεὴς οὖσα τῶν ἀναγ ̣[καίων, ";being in want of the necessaries (of life),"; P Oxy II. 281.20 (complaint against a husband—A.D. 20–50) τῶν ἀναγκαίων ἐνδεῆ καθιστάς : cf. P Magd 13.5 (B.C. 217) ἐνδεεῖς δὲ γενόμενοι εἰς τὴν ταφὴν τοῦ Φιλίππου (δραχμὰς) κ ̄ε ̄ ἐδώκαμεν τὰ κατάφρακτα κτλ., ";being in want of 25 drachmas for the funeral of Philip we have given his cuirass etc"; For ἔνδεια (as in LXX) cf. P Par 62i. 11 (ii/B.C.) τὰς ἐνδείας πραχθ [ήσεσθαι. . ., and for ἐνδέημα P Ryl II. 214.23 (ii/A.D.) τὰς ἀπὸ μερισμοῦ ἐνδεήματος τελωνικῶν, ";the amount of the assessment of the deficiency of farmed taxes"; (Edd.), so .43, .63, P Oxy I. 71i. 15 (A.D. 303) ἀπὸ λόγου ἐνδεημάτων, ";on account of the deficit."; The verb is found IG XII. 7, 409.9 ὥστε μ ]ηδὲν ἐν μηδενὶ τῇ πατρίδι ἐνδεδεηκέ [ναι.


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
ενδεεί ενδεείς ενδεέσι ενδεή ενδεης ενδεής ἐνδεής ενδεία ένδεια ένδειαν ενδείας ενδεούς endees endeēs endeḗs
Lectionary Calendar
Monday, November 30th, 2020
the First Week of Advent
Search for…
Choose a letter to browse:
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology