oiketes: a household servantOriginal Word: οἰκέτης, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a household servantDefinition:
a household servant.
3610 oikétēs (from 3624 /oíkos, "house") – properly, a household-servant working for a family, implying it is done with affection and devotion.
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3610: οἰκέτηςοἰκέτης
), from (Aeschylus
, i. e. one who lives in the same house with another, spoken of all who are under the authority of one and the same householder, Sir. 4:30 Sir. 6:11, especially a servant, domestic
; so in Luke 16:13
; Acts 10:7
; Romans 14:4
; 1 Peter 2:18
; the Sept.
. See more fully on the word, Meyer on Romans, the passage cited (where he remarks that οἰκέτης
is a more restricted term than δοῦλος
, designating a house-servant,
one holding closer relations to the family than other slaves; cf. διάκονος
at the end, Schmidt
, chapter 162.)<1>
From oikeo; a fellow resident, i.e. Menial domestic -- (household) servant.
see GREEK oikeo