4997. sóphrosuné
Strong's Concordance
sóphrosuné: soundness of mind, self-control
Original Word: σωφροσύνη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: sóphrosuné
Phonetic Spelling: (so-fros-oo'-nay)
Short Definition: sanity, sobriety
Definition: soundness of mind, sanity; self-control, sobriety.
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Cognate: 4997 sōphrosýnē (a feminine noun derived from 4998 /sṓphrōn, "truly moderate") – moderation as fitting a particular application (situation). See 4998 (sōphrōn).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from sóphrón
Definition
soundness of mind, self-control
NASB Translation
discreetly (1), self-restraint (1), sober (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4997: σωφροσύνη

σωφροσύνη, σωφροσύνης, (σώφρων), fr; Homer (where σαοφροσυνη) down;

a. soundness of mind (opposed to μανία, Xenophon, mem. 1, 1, 16; Plato, Prot., p. 323 b.): ῤήματα σωφροσύνης, words of sanity (A. V. soberness), Acts 26:25.

b. self-control, sobriety (ea virtus, cujus propriam est, motus animi appetentes regere et sedare semperque adversantem libidini moderntam in omni re servare constantiam, Cicero, Tusc. 3, 8, 17; σωφροσύνη ἐστι καί ἡδονῶν τινων καί ἐπιθυμιῶν ἐγκράτεια, Plato, rep. 4, 430 e.; cf. Phaedo, p. 68 c.; sympos., p. 196c.; (Diogenes Laërtius 3, 91; 4 Macc. 1:31; σωφροσύνη δέ ἀρετή δἰ ἥν πρός τάς ἡδονάς τοῦ σώματος οὕτως ἔχουσιν ὡς νόμος κελευει, ἀκολασία δέ τοὐναντίον, Aristotle, rhet. 1, 9, 9): 1 Timothy 2:15; joined with αἰδώς (as in Xenophon, Cyril 8, 1, 30f) ibid. 9; (cf. Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xx., and see αἰδώς).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
soberness, sobriety.

From sophron; soundness of mind, i.e. (literally) sanity or (figuratively) self-control -- soberness, sobriety.

see GREEK sophron

Forms and Transliterations
σωφροσυνης σωφροσύνης sophrosunes sōphrosunēs sophrosynes sophrosýnes sōphrosynēs sōphrosýnēs
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3 Occurrences


σωφροσύνης — 3 Occ.

Acts 26:25 N-GFS
GRK: ἀληθείας καὶ σωφροσύνης ῥήματα ἀποφθέγγομαι
NAS: but I utter words of sober truth.
KJV: of truth and soberness.
INT: truth and rational words I utter

1 Timothy 2:9 N-GFS
GRK: αἰδοῦς καὶ σωφροσύνης κοσμεῖν ἑαυτάς
NAS: modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair
KJV: shamefacedness and sobriety; not with
INT: modesty and self-control should adorn themselves

1 Timothy 2:15 N-GFS
GRK: ἁγιασμῷ μετὰ σωφροσύνης
NAS: and sanctity with self-restraint.
KJV: holiness with sobriety.
INT: sanctification with self-restraint

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