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ἀλώπηξ

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἀλώπηξ, εκος, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
alōpēx
Simplified transliteration: 
alopex
Numbers
Strong's number: 
258
GK Number: 
273
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3b(1)
Gloss: 
fox; this can refer to a wicked person with the probable implication of being cunning or treacherous
Definition: 
a fox, Mt. 8:20; Lk. 9:58; met. a fox-like, crafty man, Lk. 13:32*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes (alōpekes | ἀλώπεκες | nom pl fem) have lairs and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
Luke 9:58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes (alōpekes | ἀλώπεκες | nom pl fem) have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
Luke 13:32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox (alōpeki | ἀλώπεκι | dat sg fem), ‘Behold, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I complete my task.’