parthenos: a maiden, a virginOriginal Word: παρθένος, ου, ὁ, ἡPart of Speech:
a maiden, virgin; extended to men who have not known women.
3933 parthénos – properly, a virgin; a woman who has never had sexual relations; a female (virgin), beyond puberty but not yet married; (figuratively) believers when they are pure (chaste), i.e. faithful to Christ their heavenly Bridegroom (2 Cor 11:2; Rev 14:4).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain originDefinition
a maiden, a virginNASB Translation
chaste (1), virgin (9), virgin's (1), virgins (4).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3933: παρθένοςπαρθένος
1. a virgin: Matthew 1:23 (from Isaiah 7:14); ; Luke 1:27; Acts 21:9; 1 Corinthians 7:25, 28, 33() (from Homer down; the Sept. chiefly for בְּתוּלָה, several times for נַעֲרָה; twice for עַלמָה i. e. either a marriageable maiden, or a young (married) woman, Genesis 24:43; Isaiah 7:14, on which (last) word cf., besides Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 1037, Credner, Beiträge as above with ii., p. 197ff; παρθένος of a young bride, newly married woman, Homer, Iliad 2, 514); ἡ παρθένον τίνος, one's marriageable daughter, 1 Corinthians 7:36ff; παρθένον ἁγνή, a pure virgin, 2 Corinthians 11:2.
2. "a man who has abstained from all uncleanness and whoredom attendant on idolatry, and so has kept his chastity": Revelation 14:4, where see DeWette. In ecclesiastical writings one who has never had commerce with women; so of Joseph, in Fabricius, Cod. pseudepigr. Vet. Test. ii., pp. 92, 98; of Abel and Melchizedek, in Suidas (10 a. and 2450 b.); especially of the apostle John, as in Nonnus, metaphorically, ev. Joann. 19, 140 (John 19:26), ἠνίδε παρθένον
Of unknown origin; a maiden; by implication, an unmarried daughter -- virgin.