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Entry for Strong's #878 - ἄφρων

Transliteration
áphrōn
Phonetics
af'-rone  
Word Origin
from (1) (as a negative particle) and (5424)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
9:220,1277
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. without reason
  2. senseless, foolish, stupid
  3. without reflection or intelligence, acting rashly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 191 ‑ אֱוִיל (ev‑eel');  205 ‑ אָוֶן (aw'‑ven);  954 ‑ בּוֹשׁ (boosh);  1100 ‑ בְּלִיַּעַל (bel‑e‑yah'‑al);  1198 ‑ בַּעַר (bah'‑ar);  3685 ‑ כְּסִיל (kes‑eel');  3808 ‑ לוֹא (lo, lo, lo);  3887 ‑ לִיץ (loots);  5036 ‑ נָבָל (naw‑bawl');  6102 ‑ עָצֵל (aw‑tsale);  6612 ‑ פְּתָאִי (peth‑ee', peh'‑thee, peth‑aw‑ee');  7919 ‑ שָׂכַל (saw‑kal');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (11) HCS (11)
Luke 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 4
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
Luke 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 4
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
Luke 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 5
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-ASM 2
A-GPM 3
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 2
A-VPM 1
A-VSM 2
A-ASM 2
A-GPM 3
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 2
A-VSM 1
A-ASM 2
A-GPM 3
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 2
A-VPM 1
A-VSM 1
NA WH
A-ASM 2
A-GPM 3
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 1
A-ASM 2
A-GPM 3
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 2
A-VPM 1
A-VSM 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄφρων, ον, gen. ονος, (φρήν)

1. senseless, of statues, X. Mem. 1.4.4: and so, crazed, frantic, ἄφρονα κούρην Il. 5.875, cf. 761, A. Eu. 377 (lyr.); silly, foolish, Il. 3.220, Hes. Op. [210], S. El. 941, etc.; φρένας ἄ. Il. 4.104; τὸ ἄ., = cross ἀφροσύνη, Th. 5.105, X. Mem. 1.2.55; τῶ φρονίμῳ τῆς γνώμης παύοντες τὸ ἄ. [τῆς ῥώμης ] Gorg. Fr. 6; ἐξ ἄφρονος σώφρων γεγένηται X. Cyr. 3.1.17: Comp. -έστερος Pl. Cra. 392c: Sup. -έστατος X. Mem. 2.1.5. Adv. -νως senselessly, S. Aj. 766, X. HG 5.1.19; opp. νοῦν ἐχόντως, Isoc. 5.7: Comp. -εστέρως Pl. La. 193c; -έστερον Jul. Or. 7.224d.

2. ἄφρων, = cross κώνειον, Ps.- Dsc. 4.78.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄφρων, ἀφρωνος, , , Ἄφρον, τό (from the alpha privative and φρήν, cf. εὔφρων, σώφρων) (from Homer down), properly, without reason ((εἴδωλα, Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 4); of beasts, ibid. 1, 4, 14), senseless, foolish, stupid; without refection or intelligence, acting rashly: Luke 11:40; Luke 12:20; Romans 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:36; 2 Corinthians 11:16, 19 (opposed to φρόνιμος, as in Proverbs 11:29); 2 Corinthians 12:6, 11; Ephesians 5:17 (opposed to συνιέντες); 1 Peter 2:15. (A strong term; cf. Schmidt, chapter 147 § 17.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἄφρων , -ον ,

gem. -ονος

(< φρήν ),

[in LXX for H3685, H5036, etc.;]

without reason, senseless, foolish, expressing "want of mental sanity and sobriety, a reckless and inconsiderate habit of mind" (Hort; cf. MM, s.v.): Luke 11:40; Luke 12:20, Romans 2:20, 1 Corinthians 15:36, 2 Corinthians 11:16; 2 Corinthians 12:6; 2 Corinthians 12:11, 1 Peter 2:15; opp. to φρόνιμος , 2 Corinthians 11:19; to συνιέντες , Ephesians 2:17.†


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

P Fay 124.12 (ii/A.D.) πάνυ γάρ μοι δοκεῖς ἄφρων τις εἶ [ν ]αι , ";indeed you appear to me to be quite mad"; (Edd.)—a remonstrance addressed to a man who was defrauding his mother of some allowance. The adj. occurs in the literary P Grenf I. 1.19 (ii/B.C.) ἐὰν δ᾽ ἑνὶ προσκαθεῖ μόνον , ἄφρων ἔσει : see note.

 

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
άφρον αφρονα άφρονα ἄφρονα άφρονας αφρονες άφρονες άφρονές ἄφρονες αφρονέστατοί αφρονέστατος άφρονι άφρονος αφρονων αφρόνων ἀφρόνων άφροσι άφροσιν Αφρων άφρων Ἄφρων αφυλάκτως Aphron Aphrōn Áphron Áphrōn aphrona áphrona aphrones áphrones aphronon aphronōn aphrónon aphrónōn
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