philos: beloved, dear, friendlyOriginal Word: φίλος, η, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective; Indeclinable Numeral (Adjective)
Phonetic Spelling: (fee'-los)
Short Definition: friendly, a friend
Definition: friendly; subst: a friend, an associate.
5384 phílos – a friend; someone dearly loved (prized) in a personal, intimate way; a trusted confidant, held dear in a close bond of personal affection.
Note: The root (phil-) conveys experiential, personal affection – indicating 5384 (phílos) expresses experience-based love.
[25 (agapáō) focuses on value-driven (an decision-based) love – which of course does not exclude affection!]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
beloved, dear, friendly
friend (12), friends (17).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5384: φίλη
φίλη, ἡ, see φίλος, 2.
STRONGS NT 5384: φίλοςφίλος, φίλη, φίλον, from Homer down, friendly (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word, I. and II.): φίλον εἶναι τίνι, to be friendly to one, wish him well, Acts 19:31;
1. ὁ φίλος, the Sept. for רֵעַ , אֹהֵב, a substantive, a friend: Luke 7:6; Luke 11:5; Luke 15:6; Luke 16:9; Luke 23:12; Acts 27:3; 3 John 1:15(14): joined with συγγενεῖς, Luke 21:16; an associate, opposed to δοῦλος, John 15:15; φίλοι ἀναγκαιοι (A. V. near friends) Latinnecessitate conjuncti, Acts 10:24; φίλε, friend, in kindly address, Luke 14:10; with a genitive of the subject, ὁ φίλος τίνος, Luke 11:6,(8); 2. Feminine, φίλη, ἡ, a (female) friend: Luke 15:9. Properly, dear, i.e. A friend; actively, fond, i.e. Friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.) -- friend.
2. Feminine, φίλη, ἡ, a (female) friend: Luke 15:9. Properly, dear, i.e. A friend; actively, fond, i.e. Friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.) -- friend.
Properly, dear, i.e. A friend; actively, fond, i.e. Friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.) -- friend.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5384
φίλας — 1 Occ.
Φίλε — 2 Occ.
φίλων — 3 Occ.
φίλοι — 4 Occ.
φίλοις — 1 Occ.
φίλον — 2 Occ.
φίλος — 8 Occ.
φίλους — 8 Occ.
Matthew 11:19 Adj-NMS
GRK: οἰνοπότης τελωνῶν φίλος καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν
NAS: and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors
KJV: a winebibber, a friend of publicans
INT: a drunkard of tax collectors a friend and of sinners
Luke 21:16 Adj-GMP