phóstér: a luminary, lightOriginal Word: φωστήρ, ῆρος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (foce-tare')
Short Definition: a light, brilliancy
Definition: a light, an illuminator, perhaps the sun; a star; brilliancy.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a luminary, light
brilliance (1), lights (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5458: φωστήρ
φωστήρ, φωστηρος, ὁ (φῶς, φώσκω);
1. that which gives light, an illuminator (Vulg.luminar): of the stars (luminaries), Philippians 2:15 (Wis. 13:2; Sir. 43:7; Genesis 1:14, 16; Heliodorus 2, 24; (Anthol. Pal. 15, 17; of sun and moon, Test xii. Patr. test. Levi 14); ecclesiastical writings.)
2. light, brightness: Revelation 21:11 (Anthol. 11, 359) (others refer this to 1; cf. Trench, § xlvi.). From phos; an illuminator, i.e. (concretely) a luminary, or (abstractly) brilliancy -- light. see GREEK phos
From phos; an illuminator, i.e. (concretely) a luminary, or (abstractly) brilliancy -- light.
see GREEK phos
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5458
φωστὴρ — 1 Occ.
φωστῆρες — 1 Occ.
Philippians 2:15 N-NMP
GRK: φαίνεσθε ὡς φωστῆρες ἐν κόσμῳ
NAS: you appear as lights in the world,
KJV: ye shine as lights in the world;
INT: you appear as lights in [the] world