Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


ἀνήρ  means "male, husband; man."

“Because her ἀνήρ Joseph was a just man, he planned to divorce Mary quietly” (Matt 1:19).

“The anger of ἀνήρ does not bring about the righteousness of God” (James 1:20).

Mounce's Expository Dictionary (abridged): 

Noun: ἀνήρ (anēr), GK G467 (S G435), 216x. anēr generally means a “man” as opposed to a woman (e.g., Mt. 14:21; 1 Cor. 11:3–15); it is also the word for “husband” (e.g., Mk. 10:2; Rom. 7:2–3; Eph. 5:22–25, 28, 33). Occasionally it can mean simply “adult male” (e.g., 1 Cor. 13:11) or even “human being” (Lk. 5:8; Jas. 1:20).