4242. presbeia
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presbeia: age, seniority
Original Word: πρεσβεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: presbeia
Phonetic Spelling: (pres-bi'-ah)
Short Definition: an embassy, delegation
Definition: an embassy, delegation, eldership.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from presbeuó
age, seniority
NASB Translation
delegation (2).

STRONGS NT 4242: πρεσβεία

πρεσβεία, πρεσβειας, (πρεσβεύω);

1. age, dignity, right of the first born: Aeschylus Pers. 4; Plato, de rep. 6, p. 509 b.; Pausanias, 3, 1, 4; 3, 3, 8.

2. the business usually to be entrusted to elders, specifically, the office of an ambassador, an embassy (Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato); abstract for the concrete, an ambassage, i. e. ambassadors, Luke 14:32; Luke 19:14.

an ambassador

From presbeuo; seniority (eldership), i.e. (by implication) an embassy (concretely, ambassadors) -- ambassage, message.

see GREEK presbeuo

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