5446. phusikos
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phusikos: natural, according to nature
Original Word: φυσικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: phusikos
Phonetic Spelling: (foo-see-kos')
Short Definition: natural, according to nature
Definition: natural, (a) according to nature, (b) merely animal.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 5446 physikós (an adjective, derived from 5449 /phýsis, "nature") – natural, describing the behavior of an unregenerate person, i.e. a nature lacking divine transformation (salvation). See 5449 (physis).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from phusis
natural, according to nature
NASB Translation
creatures of instinct (1), natural (2).

STRONGS NT 5446: φυσικός

φυσικός, φυσικη, φυσικον (φύσις), natural; i. e., a. produced by nature, inborn (very often so from Xenophon, (mem. 3, 9, 1) down).

b. agreeable to nature (Dionysius Halicarnassus, Plutarch, others): opposed to παρά φύσιν, Romans 1:26,(27).

c. governed by (the instincts of) nature: ζῷα γεγεννημένα φυσικά, 2 Peter 2:12 (R. V. born mere animals).


From phusis; "physical", i.e. (by implication) instinctive -- natural. Compare psuchikos.

see GREEK phusis

see GREEK psuchikos

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