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Strong's #4658 - Σκύθης

Root Word (Etymology)
probably of foreign origin
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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Scythian = "rude or rough"
  1. a Scythian, an inhabitant of Scythia or modern day Russia
    1. by the more civilised nations of antiquity the Scythians were regarded as the wildest of barbarians
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Σκύθ-ης, ου, ὁ:

voc. Σκύθᾰ Thgn. 829, Ar. Th. 1112, etc.:

Scythian, first in Hes. Fr. 55: prov., Σκυθῶν ἐρημία, of a desert, Ar. Ach. 704: metaph., rude, rough person, ἐν λόγοις Σ . Plu. 2.847f, cf. Men. 533.13 .

2. Adj. Scythian, Σ. ἐς οἷμον A. Proverbs 2:1-22; Σ. ὅμιλος ib. 417 (lyr.); σίδηρος Id. Th. 818 (cf. Χάλυψ ) ; κύανος Thphr. Lap. 55 .

II at Athens, one of the city police, which was mainly composed of Scythian slaves, Ar. Th. 1018, 1026, Lys. 451; cf. τοξότης 111 .

2. = ἱπποτοξότης, Ael. Tact. 2.13 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Σκύθης, Σκυθου, , a Scythian, an inhabitant of Scythia i. e. modern Russia: Colossians 3:11. By the more civilized nations of antiquity the Scythians were regarded as the wildest of all barbarians; cf. Cicero, in Verr. 2, 5, 58 § 150; in Pison. 8, 18; Josephus, c. Apion. 2, 37, 6; (Philo, leg. ad Gaium § 2); Lucian, Tox. 5f; 2 Macc. 4:47; 3Macc. 7:5. (See Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited; Hackett in B. D. under the word ; Rawlinson's Herod., Appendix to book iv., Essays ii. and iii.; Vanicek, Fremdwörter, under the word.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Σκύθης , -ου , ,

Scythian, an inhabitant of Scythia, i.e. Russia and Siberia, a synonym with the Greeks for the wildest of barbarians: Colossians 3:11.†

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

";enlist in the army,"; in NT only in 2 Timothy 2:4. To the exx. in LS8 add Jos. Bell. v. 9. 4 βοηθὸν ἐστρατολόγησε.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
Σκυθης Σκύθης σκυθρωπάζει σκυθρωπάζων σκυθρωπάσει Skuthes Skuthēs Skythes Skythēs Skýthes Skýthēs
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