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Entry for Strong's #66 - ἄγριος

Transliteration
ágrios
Phonetics
ag'-ree-os  
Word Origin
from (68)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. living or growing in the fields or woods
    1. of animals, wild, savage
    2. of countries, wild, uncultivated, unreclaimed
  2. of men and animals in a moral sense, wild savage, fierce
    1. boorish, rude
    2. of any violent passion, vehement, furious
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 618 ‑ אָסָם (aw‑sawm');  776 ‑ אֶרֶץ (eh'‑rets);  1250 ‑ בָּר (bawr, bar);  2738 ‑ חָרֻל (khaw‑rool', khaw‑rool');  6501 ‑ פֶּרֶה (peh'‑reh, peh'‑reh);  7704 ‑ שָׂדַי (saw‑deh', saw‑dah'ee);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Jude 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Jude 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Jude 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-ASN 1
A-NPN 1
A-NSN 1
A-ASN 1
A-NPN 1
A-NSN 1
A-ASN 1
A-NPN 1
A-NSN 1
NA WH
A-ASN 1
A-NPN 1
A-NSN 1
A-ASN 1
A-NPN 1
A-NSN 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄγριος, α, ον, Od. 9.119; also ος, ον (not in Trag. or com). Il. 19.88, Phoc. 3.6, Pl. Lg. 824a, Theoc. 22.36: Comp. -ώτερος Th. 6.60: Sup. -ώτατος Pl. R. 564a (ἀγρός):

living in the fields, wild, savage.

I

1. of animals, opp. τιθασός ἥμερος, wild, βάλλειν ἄγρια πάντα Il. 5.52; αἶξ, σῦς, 3.24, 9.539; even of flies, ἄ. φῦλα, μυίας 19.30; ἵπποι, ὄνοι, etc., Hdt. 7.86, etc.; ἄ. τέρας, of a bull, E. Hipp. 1214; ἄ. θηρία X. An. 1.2.7; of men, living in a wild state, Hdt. 4.191.

2. of trees, opp. ἥμερος, wild, Pi. Fr. 46, Hdt. 4.21, etc.; μητρὸς ἀγρίας ἄπο ποτόν of the wild vine, A. Pers. 614, cf. Arist. Pr. 896a8; ἄ. ἔλαιον S. Tr. 1197; ὕλη Id. OT 476, etc.; μέλι Matthew 3:4.

3. of countries, wild, uncultivated, Pl. Phd. 113b, Lg. 905b.

II mostly of men, beasts, etc.:

1. in moral sense, savage, fierce, Il. 8.96, Od. 1.199, etc., cf. Ar. Nu. 567; δεσπότης Pl. R. 329c; ἄ. καὶ ἀπαίδευτος Id. Grg. 510b; ἄγριε παῖ καὶ στυγνέ Theoc. 23.19, cf. 2.54; ἄ. κυβευτής a passionate gambler, Men. 965; esp. of παιδερασταί, Ar. Nu. 349 (cf. Sch. ad loc.), Aeschin. 1.52, Aen. Gaz. Thphr. p.14 B.

2. of temper, wild, fierce, θυμός, χόλος, Il. 9.629, 4.23; λέων δ' ὥς, ἄγρια οἶδεν 24.41; ἄ. πτόλεμος, μῶλος, 17.737, 398; ἄγριος ἄτη 19.88; ἄ. ὁδοί cruel ways or counsels, S. Ant. 1274; ὀργή OT 344 (Sup.); ἀγριώτατα ἤθεα Hdt. 4.106; ἔρωτες Pl. Phd. 81a; φιλία Id. Lg. 837b, cf. R. 572b, etc.; τὸ ἄ. savageness, Id. Cra. 394e; ἐς τὸ -ώτερον to harsher measures, Th. l.c.

3. of things, circumstances, etc., cruel, harsh, δεσμά A. Pr. 177; νὺξ -ωτέρη wild, stormy, Hdt. 8.13; δουλεία Pl. R. 564a; σύντασις ἀ. a violent strain, Id. Phlb. 46d; ἄ. βάρος, of strong, hot wine, Ar. Fr. 351. ἀ. νόσος, prob., malignant, S. Ph. 173, 265; ἄ. ἕλκος Bion 1.16.

III Adv. -ίως, savagely, A. Eu. 972, Ar. V. 705; ἄγρια δερκομένω, παίσδων, Hes. Sc. 236, Mosch. 1.11. [ Hom.; in trim., in lyr. A. and S.; E.; metri grat., where the ult. is long, Il. 22.313 (nisi leg. ἀγρίοο).]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄγριος, , (ἀγρός) (from Homer down);

1. living or growing in the fields or the woods, used of animals in a state of nature, and of plants which grow without culture: μέλι ἄγριον wild honey, either that which is deposited by bees in hollow trees, clefts of rocks, on the bare ground (1 Samuel 14:25 (cf. 1 Samuel 14:26)), etc., or more correctly that which distils from certain trees, and is gathered when it has become hard (Diodorus Siculus 19, 94 at the end, speaking of the Nabathaean Arabians says φύεται παῥ αὐτοῖς μέλι πολύ τό καλούμενον ἄγριον, χρῶνται πότῳ μεθ' ὕδατος; cf. Suidas and especially Suicer under the word ἀκρίς): Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6.

2. fierce, untamed: κύματα θαλάσσης, Jude 1:13 (Wis. 14:1).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἄγριος , -α , -ον (<ἀγρός ), [in LXX for H7704, etc.;]

1. living in fields, wild: μέλι , Matthew 3:4, Mark 1:6.

2. savage, fierce: Judges 1:13. (Cf. usage in Papyri of a malignant wound; MM, VGT, s.v.)†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt II. 612 (i/ii A.D.) θήρας ἀγρι ̣ω ̣ν : cf. BGU IV. 1123.9 (time of Augustus) ἢ ἰχθύας ἢ ἀγρίας ἢ ξυλείας. The adjective is used of a ";malignant"; sore or wound in Syll 802.114 (iii/B.C.) ὑπὸ τοῦ ἀγρίου ἕλκεος δεινῶς διακείμ [εν ]ος : ib. 806.5 (Roman age).

 

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