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Entry for Strong's #79 - ἀδελφή

Transliteration
adelphḗ
Phonetics
ad-el-fay'  
Word Origin
from (80)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
1:144,22
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a full, own sister
  2. one connected by the tie of the Christian religion
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 269 ‑ אָחוֹת (aw‑khoth');  2860 ‑ חָתָן (khaw‑thawn');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (24) NAS (25) HCS (26)
Matthew 3
Mark 4
Luke 3
John 6
Acts 1
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
1 Timothy 1
James 1
2 John 1
Matthew 3
Mark 4
Luke 3
John 6
Acts 1
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
James 1
2 John 1
Matthew 3
Mark 5
Luke 3
John 6
Acts 1
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 2
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
James 1
2 John 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-APF 5
N-ASF 5
N-GSF 3
N-NPF 4
N-NSF 8
N-APF 5
N-ASF 5
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 3
N-NPF 4
N-NSF 8
N-APF 5
N-ASF 5
N-GSF 3
N-NPF 3
N-NSF 8
NA WH
N-APF 5
N-ASF 5
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 3
N-NPF 4
N-NSF 8
N-APF 5
N-ASF 5
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 3
N-NPF 4
N-NSF 9


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀδελφηì

ἀδελφ-ή, ἡ, fem. of ἀδελφός, sister, Trag., E Fr. 866, etc.; ὁμοπατρία ἀ. Men. Georg. 12, cf. PTeb. 320.5 (ii A.D.): Ion. ἀδελφ-εή, Hdt. 2.56, al.; ἀδελφ-ειή, Q.S. 1.30; Dor. ἀδελφ-εά, Pi. N. 7.4, and in lyr, passages of Trag., S. OT 160, OC 535.

2. kinswoman, LXX Job 42:11.

3. term of endearment, Ca. 4.9, To. 5.21; applied to a wife, POxy. 744.1 (i B. C.), etc.: as a title, Βερενίκη ἡ ἀ. καὶ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ (of a cousin) OGI 60.3 (iii B. C.): sister (as a fellow Christian), Romans 16:1, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀδελφή, (ῆς, (see ἀδελφός) (from Aeschylus down), sister;

1. a full, own sister (i. e. by birth): Matthew 19:29; Luke 10:39; John 11:1, 3, 5; John 19:25; Romans 16:15, etc.; respecting the sisters of Christ, mentioned in Matthew 13:56; Mark 6:3, see ἀδελφός, 1.

2. one connected by the tie of the Christian religion: 1 Corinthians 7:15; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Philemon 1:2 L T Tr WH; James 2:15; with a subjective genitive, a Christian woman especially dear to one, Romans 16:1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀδελφή , -ῆς ἡ

(<ἀδελφός ),

[in LXX for H269;]

a sister: Matthew 19:29 at.; metaph. (MM, VGT, s.v.), of a member of the Christian community Romans 16:1, 1 Corinthians 7:15, James 2:15, al.


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Oxy IV. 744.1 (B.C. 1) ( = Selections, p. 32). Ἱλαρίωνα (l. -ων) Ἄλιτι τῆι ἀδελφῆι πλεῖστα χαίρειν, ";Hilarion to Alis, his sister, heartiest greetings,"; Alis being doubtless wife as well as sister, by a not uncommon Egyptian practice. It figured in Egyptian religion : cf. P Oxy VI. 886.7 ff. (iii/A.D.) ἡ Ἶσις ζητοῦσα ἑαυτῆς τὸν ἀδελφὸν κὲ ἄνδρα ῍Ο ̣σιρειν. Cf. for this an Egyptian inscr. of the reign of Augustus, Archiv v. p. 164 [ρ ]τεμίδωρος Ἀνουβᾶτος καὶ ἡ γυνὴ ἀδελφὴ Ἡρακλία. . . καὶ ὁ υἱὸς Ἑρμανοῦβ (ι)ς, and still more clearly P Tebt II. 320.5 (A.D. 181) τ ̣ ̣[ς ] . . . γυναικὸς. . [οὔσης μο ]υ ὁμοπ (ατρίου) καὶ ὁμ [ομ (ητρίου) ἀδ ]ελ (φῆς). But there seem to be places where the word means simply ";wife"; : see under ἀδελφός, and cf. P Oxy VII. 1070 (iii/A.D.), where a man addresses his wife as ἀδελφή and speaks of ";our child and your brother and your father and your mother and all our (relations)";—clearly she was not ";sister"; literally. Dittenberger on OGIS 60.3 (B.C. 247–21) Βερενίκη, ἡ ἀδελφὴ καὶ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ (Ptolemy Euergetes), shows that ἀδελφή was an honorary title : Berenice was her husband’s cousin.

For the later metaphorical use of the word (1 Corinthians 7:15, etc.), cf. the Paris magical papyrus l. 1135 ff. χαίρετε οἷς τὸ χαίρειν ἐν εὐλογίᾳ δίδοται ἀδελφοῖς καὶ ἀδελφαῖς ὁσίοις καὶ ὁσίαις.

 

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List of Word Forms
αδελφαι αδελφαί ἀδελφαί ἀδελφαὶ αδελφας αδελφάς ἀδελφάς ἀδελφὰς αδελφη αδελφή ἀδελφή ἀδελφὴ ἀδελφῇ αδελφην αδελφήν ἀδελφὴν αδελφης αδελφής ἀδελφῆς αδελφιδέ αδελφιδοί αδελφιδόν αδελφιδός αδελφιδού αδελφιδώ adelphai adelphaí adelphaì adelphas adelphás adelphàs adelphe adelphē adelphḗ adelphḕ adelphêi adelphē̂i adelphen adelphēn adelphḕn adelphes adelphês adelphēs adelphē̂s
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