doulé: female slave, bondmaid.Original Word: δούλη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (doo'-lay)
Short Definition: a female slave, bonds-maid
Definition: a female slave, bonds-maid.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
fem. of doulos
female slave, bondmaid.
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1399: δοῦλος
δοῦλος, δούλη, δοῦλον (derived by most from δέω, to tie, bind; by some from ΔΑΛΩ, to ensnare, capture ((?) others besides; cf. Vanicek, p. 322)); serving, subject to: παρεστήσατε τά μέλη ὑμῶν δοῦλα τῇ ἀκαθαρσία, Romans 6:19. Then substantively, ἡ δούλη, a female slave, bondmaid, handmaid: τοῦ Θεοῦ, τοῦ κυρίου, one who worships God and submits to him, Acts 2:18 (from Joel 2:29 (
1. a slave, bondman, man of servile condition;
a. properly: opposed to ἐλεύθερος, 1 Corinthians 7:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:11; Revelation 6:15; Revelation 13:16; Revelation 19:18; opposed to κύριος, δεσπότης, οἰκοδεσπότης, Matthew 10:24; Matthew 13:27; Luke 12:46; John 15:15 Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22; Colossians 4:1; 1 Timothy 6:1; Titus 2:9, and very often.
b. metaphorically, α. one who gives himself up wholly to another's will, 1 Corinthians 7:23; or dominion, τῆς ἁμαρτίας, John 8:34; Romans 6:17, 20; τῆς φθορᾶς, 2 Peter 2:19, (τῶν ἡδονῶν, Athen. 12, p. 531 c.; τῶν χρημάτων, Plutarch, Pelop c. 3; τοῦ πίνειν, Aelian v. h. 2, 41). β. the δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ, τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, are those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men: used of apostles, Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:10; Philippians 1:1; 2 Timothy 2:24; Titus 1:1; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1; of other preachers and teachers of the gospel, Colossians 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:24; Jude 1:1; of the true worshippers of Christ (who is κύριος πάντων, Acts 10:36), Ephesians 6:6. The δοῦλοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, יְהוָה עַבְדֵי, are those whose agency God employs in executing his purposes: used of apostles, Acts 4:29; Acts 16:17; of Moses (Joshua 1:1), Revelation 15:3; of prophets (Jeremiah 7:25; Jeremiah 25:4), Revelation 1:1; Revelation 10:7; Revelation 11:18; of all who obey God's commands, his true worshippers, Luke 2:29; Revelation 2:20; Revelation 7:3; Revelation 19:2, 5; Revelation 22:3, 6; (Psalm 33:23 2. a servant, attendant, (of a king): Matthew 18:23, 26ff. (Synonym: see διάκονος.) Feminine of doulos; a female slave (involuntarily or voluntarily) -- handmaid(-en). see GREEK doulos
2. a servant, attendant, (of a king): Matthew 18:23, 26ff. (Synonym: see διάκονος.)
Feminine of doulos; a female slave (involuntarily or voluntarily) -- handmaid(-en).
see GREEK doulos
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1399
δούλας — 1 Occ.
δούλη — 1 Occ.
δούλης — 1 Occ.
Luke 1:38 N-NFS
GRK: Ἰδοὺ ἡ δούλη Κυρίου γένοιτό
KJV: Behold the handmaid of the Lord;
INT: Behold the handmaid of [the] Lord be it