hupéretés: an underling, servantOriginal Word: ὑπηρέτης, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a servant, an attendantDefinition:
a servant, an attendant, (a) an officer, lictor, (b) an attendant in a synagogue, (c) a minister of the gospel.
5257 hypērétēs (from 5259 /hypó, "under" and ēressō, "to row") – properly, a rower (a crewman on a boat), an "under-rower" who mans the oars on a lower deck; (figuratively) a subordinate executing official orders, i.e. operating under direct (specific) orders.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
and eretés (a rower)Definition
an underling, servantNASB Translation
attendant (1), helper (1), minister (1), officer (1), officers (13), servants (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5257: ὑπηρέτηςὑπηρέτης
, and ἐρέτης
to row), from Aeschylus
a. properly, an under rower, subordinate rower.
b. anyone who serves with his hands; a servant; in the N. T. of the officers and attendants of magistrates as — of the officer who executes penalties, Matthew 5:25; of the attendants of a king, οἱ ὑπηρετοι οἱ ἐμοί, my servants, retinue, the soldiers I should have if I were a king, John 18:36; of the servants or officers of the Sanhedrin, Matthew 26:58; Mark 14:54, 65; John 7:32, 45; John 18:3, 12, 22; John 19:6; Acts 5:22, 26; joined with δοῦλος (Plato, polit., p. 289 c.), John 18:18; of the attendant of g synagogue, Luke 4:20; of anyone ministering or rendering service, Acts 13:5.
c. anyone who aids another in any work; an assistant: of a preacher of the gospel (A. V. minister, which see in B. D.), Acts 26:16; ὑπηρέται λόγου, Luke 1:2; Χριστοῦ, 1 Corinthians 4:1. (Synonym: see διάκονος, at the end.)<1>
minister, officer, servant.
From hupo and a derivative of eresso (to row); an under-oarsman, i.e. (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable) -- minister, officer, servant.
see GREEK hupo