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Strong's #2460 - ἱππεύς

Root Word (Etymology)
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Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. a horseman
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Strong #: 5483 ‑ סֻס (soos, soos);  6571 ‑ פָּרָשׁ (paw‑rawsh');  7323 ‑ רוּץ (roots);  7392 ‑ רָכַב (raw‑kab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


gen. έως (-έω dub. in Hsch.), ῆος, ὁ, (ἵππος)


1. one who fights from a chariot, Hom. (only in Il.), opp. πεζός, 2.810; either of the driver or of the hero who fights, 12.66, 15.270; also of one who drives in a chariot-race, 23.262.

2. horseman, rider, cavalryman, ἰππήων στρότος Sapph. Supp. 5.1, cf. Hdt. 3.88, 9.49, A. Pers. 14 (anap.), Arist. Pol. 1270a29, etc.; τῆς πολιτείας ἱ. a public courier, Aristaenet. 1.26.

3. groom, Class.R 27.12 (Laodicea Combusta), 24.12, JHS 18.108 (near Lysias).


1. ἱππεῖς, in social and political sense, knights, forming an aristocracy in early Greek communities, Arist. Pol. 1297b18, etc.; at Eretria, ib. 1306a35, Ath. 15.2; at Sparta, a royal bodyguard, Hdt. 8.124, cf. 1.67, etc.; esp. at Athens, the Second Class in Solon's constitution, Arist. Ath. 7.3; later, an aristocratic corps of cavalry, Ar. Eq. 225, And. 3.5, Philoch. 100, etc.

2. of the Roman equites, D.S. 37.8, D.H. 4.24, App. BC 1.22, etc.; ἱππεὺς Ῥωμαίων,= Lat. eques Romanus, Mon.Anc.Gr. 7.17, IG 3.768a, IGRom. 3.204 (Ancyra), OGI 547.2 (ibid.), 645.7 (Palmyra), prob. in IGRom. 4.1213 (Thyatira).

III nimble kind of crab, Arist. HA 525b8. kind of comet, Plin. HN 2.90, Lyd. Ost. 11. girl's ornament, Hsch., cf. Ostr. 323 (ii B.C.). a measure, πυρῶν, ἀμυγδάλων, ἀλεύρων, Supp.Epigr. 2.710(Pednelissus).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἱππεύς, ἱππέως, (ἵππος), a horseman: Acts 23:23, 32. (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἱππεύς , -έως

(on acc pl., -εῖς , ν . BI., § 8, 2; Thack., Gr., 148),

(< ἵππος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H6571;]

a horseman: Acts 23:23; Acts 23:32.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἱππεύς denoting one of a body of ";mercenary cavalry"; in the Ptolemaic army occurs in P Lille I. 10.1 (iii/B.C.) τῶν μισθοφόρων ἱππέ [ων, and cf. ib. 14.4 (B.C. 243–2) γέγραφεν. . . τετελευτηκέναι τῶν περὶ Φαρβαῖθα καταμεμετρημένων μισθοφόρων ἱππέων ἐπιλ (άρχην) Θεόδωρον, P Hal I. 15.5 (iii/B.C.) al. See also P Tebt II. 382.18 (B.C. 30—A.D.1) Ἡρακλῆς Ἀκουσιλάου Μα [κε ]δὼν τῶν κατοίκ [ω (ν)] ἱππέω (ν), ";Herakles son of Acusilaus, a Macedonian belonging to the catoecic cavalry,"; P Oxy I. 43 rectoiv. 15 (military accounts—A.D.295) διαδέδωκάς μοι τοῖς γεννεοτάτοις ἱππεῦσι ἐκ διαφόρου κοφίνους ἀννώνας εἴκοσι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
ιππεις ιππείς ίππεις ἱππεῖς ιππεύοντας ιππευόντων ιππεύς ίππευσε ίππευσεν ιππεύσι ιππεύσιν ιππέων ιππέως hippeis hippeîs ippeis
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