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Entry for Strong's #4204 - πόρνη

Transliteration
pórnē
Phonetics
por'-nay  
Word Origin
from (4205)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
6:579,918
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a woman who sells her body for sexual uses
    1. a prostitute, a harlot, one who yields herself to defilement for the sake of gain
    2. any woman indulging in unlawful sexual intercourse, whether for gain or for lust
  2. metaph. an idolatress
    1. of "Babylon" i.e. Rome, the chief seat of idolatry
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2181 ‑ זָנָה (zaw‑naw');  2219 ‑ זָרָה (zaw‑raw');  4464 ‑ מַמְזֵר (mam‑zare');  6945 ‑ קָדֵשׁ (kaw‑dashe');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (12) NAS (12) HCS (12)
Matthew 2
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 1
James 1
Revelation 5
Matthew 2
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 1
James 1
Revelation 5
Matthew 2
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 2
Hebrews 1
James 1
Revelation 5
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASF 2
N-DSF 1
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 3
N-ASF 2
N-DSF 1
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 3
N-ASF 2
N-DSF 1
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 3
NA WH
N-ASF 2
N-DSF 1
N-GPF 1
N-GSF 1
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 3
T-GSF 1
N-ASF 2
N-DSF 1
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 2
N-NPF 4
N-NSF 3


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πόρν-η, ἡ,

harlot, prostitute, Archil. 142, Ar. Ach. 527, etc. (Prob.from πέρνημι, because Greek prostitutes were commonly bought slaves. )

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 πόρνη, πόρνης, (from περάω, πέρνημι, to sell; Curtius, § 358), properly a woman who sells her body for sexual uses (cf. Xenophon, mem. 1,6, 13), the Sept. for זונָה;

1. properly, a prostitute, a harlot, one who yields herself to defilement for the sake of gain ( Aristophanes, Demosthenes, others); in the N. T. universally, any woman indulging in unlawful sexual intercourse, whether for gain or for lust: Matthew 21:31; Luke 15:30; 1 Corinthians 6:15; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25.

2. Hebraistically (see πορνεία, b. and πορνεύω, 3), metaphorically, an idolatress; so of 'Babylon' i. e. Rome, the chief seat of idolatry: Revelation 17:1,5, 15; Revelation 19:2.

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πόρνη , -ης , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2181;]

a prostitute, harlot: Matthew 21:31-32, Luke 15:30, 1 Corinthians 6:15-16 Hebrews 11:31, James 2:25. Metaph. (v. Swete, Ap., 180 f.), of Babylon (i.e. Rome): Revelation 17:1; Revelation 17:5; Revelation 17:15-16; Revelation 19:2.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
πορναι πόρναι πόρναις πόρνας πορνη πόρνη πόρνῃ πορνην πόρνην πορνης πόρνης πορνικόν πορνοκόπος ΠΟΡΝΩΝ πορνών πορνῶν πόρνων pornai pórnai porne pornē pórne pórnē pórnei pórnēi pornen pornēn pórnen pórnēn pornes pornēs pórnes pórnēs PORNoN pornôn PORNŌN pornō̂n

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