philostorgos: tenderly lovingOriginal Word: φιλόστοργος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (fil-os'-tor-gos)
Short Definition: tenderly loving
Definition: tenderly loving, kindly affectionate to.
5387 philóstorgos (from 5384 /phílos, "lover, friend" and storgē, "natural or family love") – properly, a lover of family (used only in Ro 12:10).
5387 /philóstorgos ("devoted love, shown by family-members") is that special affection shared between members of God's family – people born-again (divinely adopted) and serving the same (heavenly) Father!
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from philos and storgé (family affection)
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5387: φιλόστοργος
φιλόστοργος, φιλοστοργον (φίλος, and στοργή the mutual love of parents and children; also of husbands and wives), loving affection, prone to love, loving tenderly; used chiefly of the reciprocal tenderness of parents and children: τῇ φιλαδελφία (dative of respect) εἰς ἀλλήλους (R. V. in love of the brethren tenderly affectioned one to another), Romans 12:10. (Xenophon, Plutarch, Lucian, Aelian, others) Cf. Fritzsche, Commentary on Romans, vol. iii., p. 69.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancekindly affectioned.
From philos and storge (cherishing one's kindred, especially parents or children); fond of natural relatives, i.e. Fraternal towards fellow Christian -- kindly affectioned.
see GREEK philos
Forms and Transliterationsφιλοστοργοι φιλόστοργοι philostorgoi philóstorgoi
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