5406. phoneus
Lexical Summary
phoneus: a murderer
Original Word: φονεύς
Transliteration: phoneus
Phonetic Spelling: (fon-yooce')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a murderer
Meaning: a murderer
Strong's Concordance

From phonos; a murderer (always of criminal (or at least intentional) homicide; which anthropoktonos does not necessarily imply; while sikarios is a special term for a public bandit) -- murderer.

see GREEK phonos

see GREEK anthropoktonos

see GREEK sikarios

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5406: φονεύς

φονεύς, φονεως, (φόνος), from Homer down, a murderer, a homicide: Matthew 22:7; Acts 7:52; Acts 28:4; 1 Peter 4:15; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 22:15; ἀνήρ φονεύς (cf. ἀνήρ, 3), Acts 3:14. [SYNONYMS: φονεύς any murderer — the genus of which σικάριος the assassin is a species; while ἀνθρωποκτόνος (which see) has in the N. T. a special emphasis. Trench, § lxxxiii.]


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