adelphotés: brotherhoodOriginal Word: ἀδελφότης, τητος, ἡPart of Speech:
brotherhood (in the collective sense), the members of the Christian Church, Christendom.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
brethren (1), brotherhood (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 81: ἀδελφότηςἀδελφότης
; the abstract for the concrete, a band of brothers
, i. e. of Christians, Christian brethren: 1 Peter 2:17
; 1 Peter 5:9
. (1 Macc. 12:10, 17, the connection of allied nations; 4 Macc. 9:23; 10:3, the connection of brothers; Dio Chrysostom
2:137 (edited by Reiske); often in ecclesiastical writings.)<1>
From adephos; brotherhood (properly, the feeling of brotherliness), i.e. The (Christian) fraternity -- brethren, brotherhood.
see GREEK adephos