oikonomos: the manager of a householdOriginal Word: οἰκονόμος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (oy-kon-om'-os)
Short Definition: a steward
Definition: a household manager, a steward, guardian.
[3623 /oikonómos ("manager") often functioned as the "steward" of a household, and was generally a freedman – i.e. a slave released from forced, legal servitude (J. Thayer).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from oikos and nemó (to manage)
the manager of a household
manager (3), managers (1), steward (2), stewards (3), treasurer (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3623: οἰκονόμος
οἰκονόμος, οἰκονόμου, ὁ (οἶκος, νέμω (`to dispense, manage'); Hesychius ὁ τήν οἶκον νεμόμενος), the manager of a household or of household affairs; especially a steward, manager, superintendent (whether free-born, or, as was usually the case, a freed-man or slave) to whom the head of the house or proprietor has intrusted the management of his affairs, the care of receipts and expenditures, and the duty of dealing out the proper portion to every servant and even to the children not yet of age: Luke 12:42; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Galatians 4:2; the manager of a farm or landed estate, an overseer (A. V. steward): Luke 16:1, 3, 8; ὁ οἰκονόμος τῆς πόλεως, the superintendent of the city's finances, the treasurer of the city (Vulg.arcarius civitatis): Romans 16:23 (of the treasurers or quaestors of kings, Esther 8:9; 1 Esdr. 4:49; Josephus, Antiquities 12, 4, 7; 11, 6, 12; 8, 6, 4). Metaphorically, the apostles and other Christian teachers (see οἰκονομία) are called οἰκονόμους μυστηρίων τοῦ Θεοῦ, as those to whom the counsels of God have been committed to be made known to men: 1 Corinthians 4:1; a bishop (or overseer) is called οἰκονόμος Θεοῦ, of God as the head and master of the Christian theocracy (see οἶκος, 2), Titus 1:7; and any and every Christian who rightly uses the gifts intrusted to him by God for the good of his brethren, belongs to the class called καλοί οἰκονόμοι ποικίλης χάριτος Θεοῦ, 1 Peter 4:10. (Aeschylus, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, others; for עַל־בַּיִת the Sept. 1 Kings 4:6; 1 Kings 16:9, etc.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancechamberlain, governor, steward.
From oikos and the base of nomos; a house-distributor (i.e. Manager), or overseer, i.e. An employee in that capacity; by extension, a fiscal agent (treasurer); figuratively, a preacher (of the Gospel) -- chamberlain, governor, steward.
see GREEK oikos
see GREEK nomos
Forms and Transliterationsοικονομοι οικονόμοι οἰκονόμοι οικονομοις οικονόμοις οἰκονόμοις οικονομον οικονόμον οἰκονόμον οικονομος οικονόμος οἰκονόμος οικονόμου οικονομους οικονόμους οἰκονόμους οικοπέδω οικοπέδων oikonomoi oikonómoi oikonomois oikonómois oikonomon oikonómon oikonomos oikonómos oikonomous oikonómous
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3623
οἰκονόμοι — 1 Occ.
οἰκονόμοις — 1 Occ.
οἰκονόμον — 3 Occ.
οἰκονόμος — 3 Occ.
οἰκονόμους — 2 Occ.
Luke 12:42 N-NMS
GRK: ὁ πιστὸς οἰκονόμος ὁ φρόνιμος
NAS: and sensible steward, whom
KJV: and wise steward, whom [his] lord
INT: the faithful manager [and] the wise