888. achreios
Strong's Concordance
achreios: useless
Original Word: ἀχρεῖος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: achreios
Phonetic Spelling: (akh-ri'-os)
Short Definition: unprofitable, useless, unworthy
Definition: unprofitable, useless, unworthy.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 888 axreíos – properly, unneeded, describing behavior that (literally) "lacks utility (usefulness)." See 890 (axrēstos).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and chreios (useful)
Definition
useless
NASB Translation
unworthy (1), worthless (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 888: ἀχρεῖος

ἀχρεῖος, ἀχρεῖον (χρεῖος useful), useless, good for nothing: Matthew 25:30 (δοῦλος, cf. Plato, Alc. 1:17, p. 122 b. τῶν οἰκετῶν τόν ἀχρειοτατον); by an hyperbole of pious modesty in Luke 17:10 'the servant' calls himself ἀχρεῖον, because, although he has done all, yet he has done nothing except what he ought to have done; accordingly he possesses no merit, and could only claim to be called 'profitable,' should he do more than what he is bound to do; cf. Bengel, at the passage. (Often in Greek writings from Homer down; Xenophon, mem. 1, 2, 54 ἀχρεῖον καί ἀνωφελές. The Sept. 2 Samuel 6:22 equivalent to שָׁפָל low, base.) (Synonyms: cf. Tittmann ii., p. 11f; Ellicott on Philemon 1:11.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
unprofitable.

From a (as a negative particle) and a derivative of chre (compare chreia); useless, i.e. (euphemistically) unmeritorious -- unprofitable.

see GREEK a

see GREEK chre

see GREEK chreia

Forms and Transliterations
αχρειοι αχρείοί ἀχρεῖοί αχρειον αχρείον ἀχρεῖον άχρειος achreioi achreîoí achreion achreîon
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Strong's Greek 888
2 Occurrences


ἀχρεῖοί — 1 Occ.
ἀχρεῖον — 1 Occ.

Matthew 25:30 Adj-AMS
GRK: καὶ τὸν ἀχρεῖον δοῦλον ἐκβάλετε
NAS: Throw out the worthless slave
KJV: cast ye the unprofitable servant
INT: And the worthless servant cast you out

Luke 17:10 Adj-NMP
GRK: ὅτι Δοῦλοι ἀχρεῖοί ἐσμεν ὃ
NAS: you, say, 'We are unworthy slaves;
KJV: We are unprofitable servants:
INT: servants unworthy are we that which

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