5443. phylē
Lexical Summary
phylē: a clan or tribe
Original Word: φυλή
Transliteration: phylē
Phonetic Spelling: (foo-lay')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a clan or tribe
Meaning: a clan or tribe
Strong's Concordance
kindred, tribe.

From phuo (compare phullon); an offshoot, i.e. Race or clan -- kindred, tribe.

see GREEK phuo

see GREEK phullon

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5443: φυλή

φυλή, φυλῆς, (from φύω), from Pindar and Herodotus down;

1. a tribe; in the N. T. all the persons descended from one of the twelve sons of the patriarch Jacob (the Sept. for מַטֵּה and שֵׁבֶט; also for מִשְׁפָּחָה, see πατριά, 2): Hebrews 7:13f; with the addition of the genitives Ασηρ, Βενιαμίν, etc., Luke 2:36; Acts 13:21; Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5; Revelation 5:5; Revelation 7:5-8; δώδεκα φυλάς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; James 1:1; Revelation 21:12; (πᾶσα φυλή υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ, Revelation 7:4).

2. a race, nation, people: Matthew 24:30; Rev. (); ; (); .


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