4756. stratia
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stratia: an army
Original Word: στρατιά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: stratia
Phonetic Spelling: (strat-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: an army, host of angels
Definition: an army; met: a host of angels, the hosts of heaven (i.e. the stars).

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 4756 stratiá (from 4754 /strateúomai, "to fight as a soldier") – properly, an army, or any organized host (e.g. of angels, constellations, etc.).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as strateuó
an army
NASB Translation
host (2).

STRONGS NT 4756: στρατιά

στρατιά, στρατιᾶς, (στρατός (cf. στρατεύω)), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, the Sept. for צָבָא;

1. an army, band of soldiers.

2. sometimes in the poets equivalent to στρατεία, as Aristophanes eqq. 587 (ἐν στρατιαις τέ καί μάχαις), 2 Corinthians 10:4 Tdf. after the best manuscripts ((see his note; cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word II.); Passow, under the word στρατεία, at the end).

3. in the N. T. οὐράνιος στρατιά, or στρατιά τοῦ οὐρανοῦ (Hebrew הַשָּׁמַיִם צְבָא), the host of heaven (see δύναμις, f.), i. e.

a. troops of angels (1 Kings 22:19; Nehemiah 9:6): Luke 2:13.

b. the heavenly bodies, stars of heaven (so called on account of their number and their order): Acts 7:42 (2 Chronicles 33:3, 5; Jeremiah 8:2, etc.).

army, host

Feminine of a derivative of stratos (an army; from the base of stronnumi, as encamped); camp-likeness, i.e. An army, i.e. (figuratively) the angels, the celestial luminaries -- host.

see GREEK stronnumi

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