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εὐνοῦχος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
εὐνοῦχος, ου, ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
eunouchos
Simplified transliteration: 
eunouchos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2135
GK Number: 
2336
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
8
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2a
Gloss: 
eunuch, court official
Definition: 
pr. one who has charge of the bedchamber; hence, a eunuch, one emasculated, Mt. 19:12; as eunuchs in the East often rose to places of power and trust, hence, a minister of a court, Acts 8:27, 34, 36, 38f.*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 19:12 For there are eunuchs (eunouchoi | εὐνοῦχοι | nom pl masc) who have been that way from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs (eunouchoi | εὐνοῦχοι | nom pl masc) who were made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs (eunouchoi | εὐνοῦχοι | nom pl masc) who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who is able to accept this should accept it.”
Acts 8:27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch (eunouchos | εὐνοῦχος | nom sg masc), a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship
Acts 8:34 And in answer the eunuch (eunouchos | εὐνοῦχος | nom sg masc) said to Philip, “I ask you, about whom does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”
Acts 8:36 And as they traveled along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch (eunouchos | εὐνοῦχος | nom sg masc) said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
Acts 8:38 And he ordered the carriage to stop, and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch (eunouchos | εὐνοῦχος | nom sg masc); and he baptized him.
Acts 8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch (eunouchos | εὐνοῦχος | nom sg masc) saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.