3625. oikoumené
Strong's Concordance
oikoumené: the inhabited earth
Original Word: οἰκουμένη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: oikoumené
Phonetic Spelling: (oy-kou-men'-ay)
Definition: the inhabited earth
Usage: (properly: the land that is being inhabited, the land in a state of habitation), the inhabited world, that is, the Roman world, for all outside it was regarded as of no account.
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3625 oikouménē (from 3611 /oikéō, "to inhabit, dwell") – the inhabited earth, i.e. all people living on the inhabited globe.

[3625 (oikouménē) is "the land that is being inhabited, the land in a state of habitation, the inhabited world, that is, the Roman world (orbis terrarum), for all outside it was regarded as of no account" (Souter).

3625 (oikouménē) literally means "the inhabited (land)." It was "originally used by the Greeks to denote the land inhabited by themselves, in contrast with barbarian countries; afterward, when the Greeks became subject to the Romans, 'the entire Roman world;' still later, for 'the whole inhabited world' " (WS, 140,141).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
the fem. pres. pass. part. of oikeó
the inhabited earth
NASB Translation
inhabited earth (1), world (14).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3625: οἰκουμένη

οἰκουμένη, οἰκουμένης, (feminine of the present passive participle from οἰκέω (namely, γῆ; cf. Winers Grammar, § 64, 5; Buttmann, § 123, 8));

1. the inhabited earth;

a. in Greek writings often the portion of the earth inhabited by the Greeks, in distinction from the lands of the barbarians, cf. Passow, ii., p. 415a; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, I.).

b. in the Greek authors who wrote about Roman affairs (like the Latinorbis terrarum) equivalent to the Roman empire: so πᾶσα οἰκουμένη contextually equivalent to all the subjects of this empire, Luke 2:1.

c. the whole inhabited earth, the world (so in (Hyperides, Eux. 42 (probably Liddell and Scott)) the Sept. for תֵּבֵל and אֶרֶץ): Luke 4:5; Luke 21:26; Acts 24:5; Romans 10:18; Revelation 16:14; Hebrews 1:6 (πᾶσα οἰκουμένη, Josephus, b. j. 7, 3, 3); ὅλῃ οἰκουμένη, Matthew 24:14; Acts 11:28 (in the same sense Josephus, Antiquities 8, 13, 4 πᾶσα οἰκουμένη; cf. Bleek, Erklär. d. drei ersten Evv. i., p. 68); by metonymy, the inhabitants of the earth, men: Acts 17:6, 31 (Psalm 9:9); ; οἰκουμένη ὅλῃ, all mankind, Revelation 3:10; Revelation 12:9.

2. the universe, the world: Wis. 1:7 (alternating there with τά πάντα); οἰκουμένη μελλουσα, that consummate state of all things which will exist after Christ's return from heaven, Hebrews 2:5 (where the word alternates with πάντα and τά πάντα, Hebrews 2:8, which there is taken in an absolute sense).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
earth, world.

Feminine participle present passive of oikeo (as noun, by implication, of ge); land, i.e. The (terrene part of the) globe; specially, the Roman empire -- earth, world.

see GREEK oikeo

see GREEK ge

Forms and Transliterations
οικουμενη οἰκουμένη οἰκουμένῃ οικουμενην οἰκουμένην οικουμενης οἰκουμένης oikoumene oikoumenē oikouméne oikouménē oikouménei oikouménēi oikoumenen oikoumenēn oikouménen oikouménēn oikoumenes oikoumenēs oikouménes oikouménēs
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 24:14 N-DFS
GRK: ὅλῃ τῇ οἰκουμένῃ εἰς μαρτύριον
NAS: in the whole world as a testimony
KJV: in all the world for a witness
INT: all the earth for a testimony

Luke 2:1 N-AFS
GRK: πᾶσαν τὴν οἰκουμένην
NAS: of all the inhabited earth.
KJV: that all the world should be taxed.
INT: all the world

Luke 4:5 N-GFS
GRK: βασιλείας τῆς οἰκουμένης ἐν στιγμῇ
NAS: the kingdoms of the world in a moment
KJV: the kingdoms of the world in
INT: kingdoms of the world in a moment

Luke 21:26 N-DFS
GRK: ἐπερχομένων τῇ οἰκουμένῃ αἱ γὰρ
NAS: of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers
KJV: those things which are coming on the earth: for
INT: is coming on the earth indeed

Acts 11:28 N-AFS
GRK: ὅλην τὴν οἰκουμένην ἥτις ἐγένετο
NAS: over the world. And this
KJV: all the world: which
INT: all the world which came to pass

Acts 17:6 N-AFS
GRK: Οἱ τὴν οἰκουμένην ἀναστατώσαντες οὗτοι
NAS: who have upset the world have come
KJV: that have turned the world upside down
INT: Those who the habitable world have set in confusion these

Acts 17:31 N-AFS
GRK: κρίνειν τὴν οἰκουμένην ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ
NAS: judge the world in righteousness
KJV: judge the world in
INT: to judge the world in righteousness

Acts 19:27 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ οἰκουμένη σέβεται
NAS: of Asia and the world worship
KJV: Asia and the world worshippeth.
INT: and the world worship

Acts 24:5 N-AFS
GRK: κατὰ τὴν οἰκουμένην πρωτοστάτην τε
NAS: throughout the world, and a ringleader
KJV: throughout the world, and
INT: in the world a leader moreover

Romans 10:18 N-GFS
GRK: πέρατα τῆς οἰκουμένης τὰ ῥήματα
KJV: unto the ends of the world.
INT: ends of the world the words

Hebrews 1:6 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν οἰκουμένην λέγει Καὶ
NAS: the firstborn into the world, He says,
KJV: into the world, he saith,
INT: into the world he says And

Hebrews 2:5 N-AFS
GRK: ὑπέταξεν τὴν οἰκουμένην τὴν μέλλουσαν
NAS: to angels the world to come,
KJV: put in subjection the world to come,
INT: did he subject the world which is to come

Revelation 3:10 N-GFS
GRK: ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκουμένης ὅλης πειράσαι
NAS: upon the whole world, to test
KJV: all the world, to try
INT: upon the habitable world whole to try

Revelation 12:9 N-AFS
GRK: πλανῶν τὴν οἰκουμένην ὅλην ἐβλήθη
NAS: the whole world; he was thrown
KJV: the whole world: he was cast out
INT: misleads the habitable [world] whole he was cast

Revelation 16:14 N-GFS
GRK: βασιλεῖς τῆς οἰκουμένης ὅλης συναγαγεῖν
NAS: of the whole world, to gather them together
KJV: and of the whole world, to gather them
INT: kings of the habitable [world] whole to gather together

Strong's Greek 3625
15 Occurrences

οἰκουμένῃ — 3 Occ.
οἰκουμένην — 8 Occ.
οἰκουμένης — 4 Occ.

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