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ἄφωνος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἄφωνος, ον
Greek transliteration: 
aphōnos
Simplified transliteration: 
aphonos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
880
GK Number: 
936
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
a-3a
Gloss: 
silent, mute, without speech; without meaning
Definition: 
dumb, destitute of the power of speech, 1 Cor. 12:2; 2 Pet. 2:16; silent, mute, uttering no voice, Acts 8:32; inarticulate, consisting of inarticulate sounds, unmeaning, 1 Cor. 14:10*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 8:32 Now the passage of scripture the man was reading was this: “As a sheep to the slaughter he was led, and as a lamb dumb (aphōnos | ἄφωνος | nom sg masc) before its shearer, so he opens not his mouth.
1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans you were somehow seduced and led astray to idols that could not speak (aphōna | ἄφωνα | acc pl neut).
1 Corinthians 14:10 There are who-knows-how-many kinds of languages in the world, and none is without meaning (aphōnon | ἄφωνον | nom sg neut).
2 Peter 2:16 But he was rebuked for his own transgression — a dumb (aphōnon | ἄφωνον | nom sg neut) donkey, speaking with the voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.