basileus: a kingOriginal Word: βασιλεύς, έως, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (bas-il-yooce')
Short Definition: a king, ruler, emperor
Definition: a king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor.
Cognate: 935 basileús – a king (sovereign); often referring to Christ who is "the King of kings" (Rev 19:16), i.e. the King over the Kingdom of the heavens (God). As the King, Jesus Christ has unqualified jurisdiction over all creation – also being God the Creator. (cf. Jn 1:1-3,49). See 932 (basileia).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin
king (82), King of kings (1), KING OF KINGS (1), king's (2), king* (1), kings (1), kings (24), kings' (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 935: βασιλεύς
βασιλεύς, βασιλέως, ὁ, leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king; universally: οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς, Matthew 17:25; Revelation 16:14 (L T Tr WH omit τῆς γῆς), etc.; τῶν ἐθνῶν, Luke 22:25; of the king of Egypt, Acts 7:10, 18; Hebrews 11:23, 27; of David, Matthew 1:6; Acts 13:22; of Herod the Great and his successors, Matthew 2:1ff; Luke 1:5; Acts 12:1; Acts 25:13; of a tetrarch, Matthew 14:9; Mark 6:14, 22 (of the son of a king, Xenophon, oec. 4, 16; "regesSyriac,regisAntiochipueros,scitisRomaenuperfuisse," Cicero, Verr. 2:4, 27, cf. de senectute 17, 59; (Vergil Aen. 9, 223)); of a Roman emperor, 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 2:17, cf. Revelation 17:9 (10), (so in secular writings in the Roman age, as in Josephus, b. j. 5, 13, 6; Herodian, 2, 4, 8 (4 Bekker); of the son of the emperor, ibid. 1, 5, 15 (5 Bekker)); of the Messiah, ὁ βασιλεύς τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Matthew 2:2, etc.; τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Mark 15:32; John 1:49 (50);
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceking.
Probably from basis (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) -- king.
see GREEK basis
Forms and Transliterationsβασιλεα βασιλέα βασιλέας βασιλει βασιλεί βασιλεῖ βασιλέι βασιλεις βασιλείς βασιλεῖς βασιλευ βασιλεύ βασιλεῦ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ βασιλεύς βασιλεὺς βασιλέυς βασιλεύσι βασιλευσιν βασιλεύσιν βασιλεῦσιν ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ βασιλέων βασιλεως βασιλεώς βασιλέως βασιλύσιν basilea basiléa basilei basileî basileis basileîs BASILEoN BASILEŌN basiléon basiléōn basileos basileōs basiléos basiléōs basileu basileû BASILEUS basileús basileùs basileusin basileûsin
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 935
βασιλέα — 15 Occ.
βασιλεῖ — 6 Occ.
βασιλεῖς — 16 Occ.
βασιλέων — 11 Occ.
βασιλέως — 9 Occ.
βασιλεῦ — 9 Occ.
βασιλεὺς — 48 Occ.
βασιλεῦσιν — 1 Occ.
Matthew 1:6 N-AMS
GRK: Δαυὶδ τὸν βασιλέα Δαυὶδ δὲ
NAS: of David the king. David
KJV: begat David the king; and David
INT: David the king David moreover