1249: διάκονος

Noun, Feminine eller Noun, Masculine


Dodson dictionary

G1249 διάκονος, οῦ, ὁ, ἡ

Transliteration: diákonos

Part(s) of speech: Noun, Feminine eller Noun, Masculine

Definition: a waiter, servant; then of any one who performs any service, an administrator.

From: Public Domain Greek-English lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson (2010)

Strong's Greek Dictionary

G1249 διάκονος

Transliteration: diákonos

Derivation: probably from an obsolete διάκω (diákō) (to run on errands; compare G1377);

Definition: an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess)

From: Strong's Greek Dictionary by James Strong (1890)

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Abbott-Smith Lexicon

διάκονος

G1249 

Occurrences in the NT: 29

διάκονος, -ου, ὁ, ἡ
(derivation unknown), [in LXX for נַעַר, שָׁרַת pi.: Es 6:3, 5, א B Es 1:10 2:2, Pr 10:4, 4 Mac 9:17 * ;]
1. in general, a servant, attendant, minister: Mt 20:26 22:13 23:11, Mk 9:35 10:43, Jo 2:5, 9, I Co 3:5, Ga 2:17, Eph 6:21, Col 4:7; δ. θεοῦ, Ro 13:4, II Co 6:4, I Th 3:2; δ. Χριστοῦ, II Co 11:23, Col 1:7, I Ti 4:6; cf. ὁ δ. ὁ ἐμός, Jo 12:26; δ. περιτομῆς, Ro 15:8; δ. καινῆς διαθήκης, II Co 3:6; δ. δικαιοσύνης, II Co 11:15; δ. [εὐαγγελίου], Eph 3:7, Col 1:23; δ. [ἐκκλησίας], Col 1:25.
2. As technical term for Church officer (so in pre-Christian times, v. M, Th., I, 32), a deacon: Phl 1:1, I Ti 3:8, 12; fem. (cf. Eccl. διακονίσσα), Ro 16:1 (cf. I Ti 3:11, and CGT, in l., also M, Th., l.c.).†
SYN.: δοῦλος, bondman; θεράπων, servant acting voluntarily; ὑπηρέτης, servant, attendant, by etymol. suggesting subordination. All these imply relation to a person, in distinction from which δ. represents rather the servant in relation to his work. Cf. also λειτουργός, a public servant, in which the idea of service to the community is prominent; οἰκέτης, a house servant.

From: Abbott-Smith, George, "A Manual Greek-English Lexicon of the Greek New Testament", 1922. Public Domain.

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Occurrences in the Greek New Testament

Text: Nestle's 1904 edition