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Strong's #3490 - ναύκληρος

from (G3491) and (G2819) ("clerk")
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Noun Masculine
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  1. a ship owner, ship master
    1. one who hires out his vessel, or a portion of it, for purposes of transportation
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KJV (1)
Acts 1
NAS (2)
Acts 2
HCS (1)
Acts 1
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Acts 1
ESV (1)
Acts 1
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Acts 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ναύκληρ-ος, ὁ,


1. shipowner and merchant (opp. ἔμπορος, q. v.), IG 12.127.34, 128.4, Hdt. 1.5, 4.152, S. Ph. 128, 547, E. Fr. 417, Ar. Av. 595, Th. 1.137, X. Mem. 3.9.11.

2. skipper, sailing-master, OGI 344.4 (Delos, ii B. C.), Acts 27:11, POxy. 63.4 (ii/iii A. D.).

3. generally, captain, commander, A. Supp. 177: as Adj., ν. πλάτη S. Fr. 430; ν. χείρ the master's hand, of a charioteer, E. Hipp. 1224; ν. πόλις Philostr. VS 2.26.2.


1. at Athens, one who rented and sub-let tenement-houses, Sannyr. 6, Hyp. Fr. 37, Diph. 37, cf. Hsch., Poll. 1.75.

2. = cross ναύκραρος, Id. 8.108 (s. v. l.); cf. ναύκλαρος.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ναύκληρος, ναυκληρου, (ναῦς and κλῆρος), from Herodotus (and Sophocles) down, a ship-owner, ship-master, i. e. one who hires out his vessel, or a portion of it, for purposes of transportation: Acts 27:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ναύ -κληρος , -ου ,

(< ναῦς , κλῆρος ),

a shipowner, shipmaster: Acts 27:11.†

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

ὄγδοος, originally ὄγδο ϝ ος, does not contract in any of its NT occurrences, and this is the general rule in the papyri and inscriptions, e.g. P Grenf I. 10.1 (B.C. 174) ἔτους ὀγδόου, OGIS 90.29 (Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) ἕως τοῦ ὀγδόου ἔτους. Cf. however P Eud 4.19 (before B.C. 165) ὄγδουν beside ὀγδόης, and ib. 14.3 ὄγδου (cited in Mayser Gr. p. 294), and see also OGIS 332.14 (B.C. 138–2) τὴν δὲ ὀγδόην, of the eighth day of the month.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ναυκληρω ναυκλήρω ναυκλήρῳ ναύλον nauklero nauklērō nauklḗroi nauklḗrōi
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