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Entry for Strong's #5373 - φιλία

Word Origin
from (5384)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. friendship
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 157 ‑ אַהֵב (aw‑hab', aw‑habe');  160 ‑ אַהֲבָה (a‑hab‑aw');  1730 ‑ דֹּד (dode, dode);  7453 ‑ רֵיעַ (ray'‑ah, ray'‑ah);  
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James 1
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James 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. -ιη, ἡ, (φιλέω)

affectionate regard, friendship (not in A. or S.), usu. betw. equals, ἄνδρεσσι κακοῖς συνθέμενοι φ. Thgn. 306, IG 12.1037; ἐπαγγέλλεσθαι φ. Hdt. 7.130; εἰς ἀλλήλους φιλίας ἀνακίρνασθαι E. Hipp. 254 (anap.), cf. Democr. 109, al., Hippias 17, Antipho Soph. 64 (pl.), And. 3.29, Pl. Smp. 179c, etc.; φιλίας, inscr. on a bowl (perh. loving -cup), BSA 32.194 (Haliartus, Hellenistic), etc.; ἡ τῆς ψυχῆς φ. διὰ τὸ ἁγνὴ εἶναι, opp. ἔρως, X. Smp. 8.15, cf. Pl. Phdr. 255e; opp. ἔχθρα, Isoc. 1.33, Plot. 3.2.2; ἡ φ. τοῦ κόσμου ἔχθρα τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστιν Ephesians 4:4; opp. μῖσος, Isoc. 15.122; φ. θεῶν καὶ ἀνθρώπων Pl. Smp. 188d; of family affection, X. Hier. 3.7 (pl.); ἐν ταῖς φ. in the family circle, Arist. Po. 1453b19; of the regard of dependents towards their superiors, X. An. 1.6.3; φ. ἡ πρὸς τὸν δῆμον Isoc. 16.28; of friendship between States, ἐχρημάτισε περὶ φιλίας τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις Th. 5.5; φ. καὶ ξυμμαχία Id. 6.34; τῆς φ. ἀφέσθαι, τὴν φ. διαλύσασθαι, of communities, Isoc. 6.11, 14.33: various εἴδη distd. by Arist. EN 1156a7 ff.; by the Stoics, Stoic. 3.24, 27, 181: phrases, φ. πρός τινας ποιήσασθαι X. Mem. 2.6.29; παρά τινων φ. λαβεῖν Id. Cyr. 3.1.28; τισὶ διὰ φιλίας ἰέναι Id. An. 3.2.8; εἰς φ. ἰτέον, ἔρχεται, Pl. Phdr. 237c, Ly. 214d; ἔστιν ἡμῖν ἐν φ. PMich.Zen. 33.3 (iii B. C.); ἀνανεούμενος τὴν φ. καὶ ζενίαν τὴν πρότερον ὑπάρχουσαν Isoc. 7.13; προλιπόνθ' ἡμετέρην φ. Thgn. 1102; ἔλιπε φ. E. Alc. 930 (lyr.); τῆς φ. ἐξίστασθαί τινι Lys. 8.18: with Preps., διὰ φιλίας Pl. Plt. 304e; μετὰ φιλίας X. Mem. 1.2.10; διὰ φιλίαν, v. infr.; κατὰ φιλίαν Pl. Lg. 823b: the person is commonly expressed by πρός τινα, Isoc. 5.32; πρὸς ἀλλήλους Id. 9.57, etc.; less freq. εἰς ἀλλήλους E. Hipp. (v. supr.); also by object. gen., διὰ φιλίαν αὐτοῦ through friendship for him, Th. 1.91; φ. ξυνετοῦ friendship with a wise man, Democr. 98; so ἡμετέρη φ. friendship with us, Thgn. 600, 1102 (v. supr.), Isoc. 6.11 (v. supr.); φιλία ἡ σή X. An. 7.7.29, E Or. 138, etc.: pl., φ. ἰσχυραί Hdt. 3.82, Pl. Smp. 182c.

2. friendliness, amiability, φ. ἄνευ τοῦ στέργειν Arist. EN 1126b22, cf. 1108a28.

3. later, of lovers, fondness, LXX Proverbs 5:19, Lyr.Alex.Adesp. 1.8, AP 5.266 (Agath.).

4. c. gen., of things, fondness, liking for, κέρδους Pl. R. 581a; [ τῶν ἀρχῶν ] Arist. Cael. 306a12.

5. the natural force which unites discordant elements and movements, opp. νεῖκος, Emp. 18, al., Isoc. 15.268. II Pythag. name for three, Theol.Ar. 16 (not for six, Iamb. In Nic. p.34 P.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φιλία, φιλίας, (φίλος), friendship: with a genitive of the object, James 4:4. ((Theognis, Herodotus, others.))

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φιλία , -ας ,

(< φίλος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H160;]

friendship: c. gen. obj., James 4:4.†

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

";a bronze vessel,"; ";a kettle"; (Mar. 7:4) : P Fay 95.11 (ii/A.D.) μηχαναὶ δύο καὶ χαλκίον, ";two machines and a caldron"; (Edd.), P Tebt II. 406.21 (c. A.D. 266) χαλκίον τέλειον μολυβοῦν, ";a leaden kettle in good condition,"; ib..22 χαλκίον μικρόν : cf. the ostracon Preisigke 4293.2 (Rom.), and for χάλκινος see P Meyer 20.41 (1st half iii/A.D.).


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