2904. kratos
Lexical Summary
kratos: strength, might
Original Word: κράτος
Transliteration: kratos
Phonetic Spelling: (krat'-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: strength, might
Meaning: strength, might
Strong's Concordance
dominion, power, strength.

Perhaps a primary word; vigor ("great") (literally or figuratively) -- dominion, might(-ily), power, strength.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2904: κράτος

κράτος, κρατεος (κράτους) (from a root meaning 'to perfect, complete' (Curtius, § 72); from Homer down), τό, Hebrew עֹז;

1. force, strength.

2. power, might: τό κράτος τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ, the might of his strength, Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 6:10; τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ, Colossians 1:11; κατά κράτος, mightily, with great power, ηὔξανε, Acts 19:20; metonymy, a mighty deed, a work of power: ποιεῖν κράτος (cf. ποιεῖν δυνάμεις), Luke 1:51.

3. dominion: in the doxologies, 1 Timothy 6:16; 1 Peter 4:11; 1 Peter 5:11; Jude 1:25; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:13; τίνος (the genitive of object), Hebrews 2:14 (τό Περσεων κράτος ἔχοντα, Herodotus 3, 69). (Synonym: see δύναμις, at the end.)


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