hupéretés: an underling, servantOriginal Word: ὑπηρέτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-ay-ret'-ace)
Short Definition: a servant, an attendant
Definition: a servant, an attendant, (a) an officer, lictor, (b) an attendant in a synagogue, (c) a minister of the gospel.
5257 hypērétēs (from 5259 /hypó, "under" and ēressō, "to row") – properly, a rower (a crewman on a boat), an "under-rower" who mans the oars on a lower deck; (figuratively) a subordinate executing official orders, i.e. operating under direct (specific) orders.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from hupo and eretés (a rower)
an underling, servant
attendant (1), helper (1), minister (1), officer (1), officers (13), servants (3).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5257: ὑπηρέτης
ὑπηρέτης, ὑπηρετου, ὁ (from ὑπό, and ἐρέτης from ἐρέσσω to row), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;
a. properly, an under rower, subordinate rower.
b. anyone who serves with his hands; a servant; in the N. T. of the officers and attendants of magistrates as — of the officer who executes penalties, Matthew 5:25; of the attendants of a king, οἱ ὑπηρετοι οἱ ἐμοί, my servants, retinue, the soldiers I should have if I were a king, John 18:36; of the servants or officers of the Sanhedrin, Matthew 26:58; Mark 14:54, 65; John 7:32, 45; John 18:3, 12, 22; John 19:6; Acts 5:22, 26; joined with δοῦλος (Plato, polit., p. 289 c.), John 18:18; of the attendant of g synagogue, Luke 4:20; of anyone ministering or rendering service, Acts 13:5.
c. anyone who aids another in any work; an assistant: of a preacher of the gospel (A. V. minister, which see in B. D.), Acts 26:16; ὑπηρέται λόγου, Luke 1:2; Χριστοῦ, 1 Corinthians 4:1. (Synonym: see διάκονος, at the end.) From hupo and a derivative of eresso (to row); an under-oarsman, i.e. (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable) -- minister, officer, servant. see GREEK hupo
From hupo and a derivative of eresso (to row); an under-oarsman, i.e. (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable) -- minister, officer, servant.
see GREEK hupo
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5257
ὑπηρέται — 9 Occ.
ὑπηρέταις — 1 Occ.
ὑπηρέτας — 3 Occ.
ὑπηρέτῃ — 2 Occ.
ὑπηρέτην — 2 Occ.
ὑπηρετῶν — 3 Occ.
Matthew 5:25 N-DMS
GRK: κριτὴς τῷ ὑπηρέτῃ καὶ εἰς
NAS: and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown
KJV: thee to the officer, and
INT: judge to the officer and into
Luke 4:20 N-DMS