osphus: the loinOriginal Word: ὀσφύς, ύος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (os-foos')
Short Definition: the loins
Definition: the loins.
3751 osphýs – properly, the hip (reproductive area); used figuratively in 1 Pet 1:13 of the "reproductive" (creative) capacity of the renewed mind (cf. Ro 12:1-3).
[3751 (osphýs) is "the seat of generative power (Heb 7:5,10, Abbott-Smith). "To smite the loins" referred to a fatal blow – "forever ending" anything that would (could) come from the slain.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
descendants* (1), descended* (1), loins (2), waist (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3751: ὀσφύς
ὀσφύς (or ὀσφύς, so R Tr in Ephesians 6:14; G in Matthew 3:4; cf. Chandler §§ 658, 659; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101), ὀσφύος, ἡ, from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;
1. the hip (loin), as that part of the body where the ζώνη was worn (the Sept. for מָתְנַיִם): Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; hence, περιζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας, to gird, gird about, the loins, Luke 12:35; Ephesians 6:14; and ἀναζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας (to gird up the loins), 1 Peter 1:13; on the meaning of these metaphorical, phrases see ἀναζώννυμι.
2. a loin, the Sept. several times for חֲלָצַיִם, the (two) loins, where the Hebrews thought the generative power (semen) resided (?); hence, καρπός τῆς ὀσφύος, fruit of the loins, offspring, Acts 2:30 (see καρπός, 1 at the end); ἐξέρχεσθαι ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος τίνος, to come forth out of one's loins i. e. derive one's origin or descent from one, Hebrews 7:5 (see ἐξέρχομαι, 2 b.); ἔτι ἐν τῇ ὀσφύϊ τίνος, to be yet in the loins of someone (an ancestor), Hebrews 7:10. Of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. The hip; internally (by extension) procreative power -- loin.
Of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. The hip; internally (by extension) procreative power -- loin.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3751
ὀσφύας — 1 Occ.
ὀσφύες — 1 Occ.
ὀσφύϊ — 1 Occ.
ὀσφὺν — 3 Occ.
ὀσφύος — 2 Occ.
Matthew 3:4 N-AFS
GRK: περὶ τὴν ὀσφὺν αὐτοῦ ἡ
NAS: around his waist; and his food
KJV: about his loins; and his
INT: about the waist of him