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Entry for Strong's #5459 - φωσφόρος

Transliteration
phōsphóros
Phonetics
foce-for'-os  
Word Origin
from (5457) and (5342)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
9:310,1293
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. light bringing, giving light
  2. the planet Venus, the morning star, day star
  3. metaph. Christ
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
2 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-NSM 1
A-NSM 1
A-NSM 1
NA WH
A-NSM 1
A-NSM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φώσφορ-ος

(parox.), ον, poet. φαοσφόρος Lyr.Adesp. in PLit.Lond. 51.5, φαεσφόρος Call. Dian. 204, etc.:

bringing or giving light, Ἕως E. Ion 1157; φ. ἀστήρ, of Dionysus at the mysteries, Ar. Ra. 342 (lyr.); φ. πεῦκαι Id. Fr. 599; αἴγλη, Ἦμαρ, Orph. A. 1246, Εὐχή 24. Subst., ὁ φ. (sc. ἀστήρ), the light-bringer, i.e. the morning-star, a name specially given to the planet Venus, Ti.Locr. 96e, 97a, Arist. Mu. 392a27, 399a8, Cic. ND 2.20.53, Ph. 1.504, cf. Alex.Eph. ap. Theo Sm. p.138H.

2. of the eye, φ. ὄμματα Pl. Ti. 45b; φ. κόραι, of the Cyclops, E. Cyc. 611 (lyr.). name of an eye-salve, Gal. 12.747.

II torch-bearing, epith. of certain deities, esp. of Hecate, E. Hel. 569, Ar. Th. 858, Fr. 594a; φ. θεά (sc. Ἄρτεμις) E. IT 21, cf. Call.l.c.; νὴ τὴν Φωσφόρον Ar. Lys. 443, Antiph. 58.6; of Hephaestus, Orph. H. 66.3: pl., ἱερεὺς Φωσφόρων Hesperia 4.49 (Athens, ii A. D.).

III φωσφόρος, ἡ, torch-bearer, title of a priestess, Κλεοπάτρας θεᾶς PRein. 10.8, etc. (ii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φωσφόρος, φωσφορον (φῶς and φέρω), light-bringing, giving light (Aristophanes, Euripides, Plato, Plutarch, others); as a substantive, φωσφόρος (LatinLucifer), the planet Venus, the morning-star, day-star (Plato, Tim. Locr., p. 96 e.; Plutarch, others): 2 Peter 1:19, on the meaning of this passage, see λύχνος.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* φωσ -φόρος , -ον

(< φῶς , φέρω ),

light-bringing; as subst., ὁ φ ., the morning star (Plat., al.; cf. ἐωσφόρος , Isaiah 14:12, Job 3:9, Psalms 110:3): metaph., 2 Peter 1:19 (v. Mayor, in l).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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φωσφορος φωσφόρος phosphoros phosphóros phōsphoros phōsphóros
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