3751. osphus
Strong's Concordance
osphus: the loin
Original Word: ὀσφύς, ύος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: osphus
Phonetic Spelling: (os-foos')
Definition: the loin
Usage: the loins.
HELPS Word-studies

3751 osphýs – properly, the hip (reproductive area); used figuratively in 1 Pet 1:13 of the "reproductive" (creative) capacity of the renewed mind (cf. Ro 12:1-3).

[3751 (osphýs) is "the seat of generative power (Heb 7:5,10, Abbott-Smith). "To smite the loins" referred to a fatal blow – "forever ending" anything that would (could) come from the slain.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
the loin
NASB Translation
descendants* (1), descended* (1), loins (2), waist (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3751: ὀσφύς

ὀσφύς (or ὀσφύς, so R Tr in Ephesians 6:14; G in Matthew 3:4; cf. Chandler §§ 658, 659; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101), ὀσφύος, , from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;

1. the hip (loin), as that part of the body where the ζώνη was worn (the Sept. for מָתְנַיִם): Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; hence, περιζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας, to gird, gird about, the loins, Luke 12:35; Ephesians 6:14; and ἀναζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας (to gird up the loins), 1 Peter 1:13; on the meaning of these metaphorical, phrases see ἀναζώννυμι.

2. a loin, the Sept. several times for חֲלָצַיִם, the (two) loins, where the Hebrews thought the generative power (semen) resided (?); hence, καρπός τῆς ὀσφύος, fruit of the loins, offspring, Acts 2:30 (see καρπός, 1 at the end); ἐξέρχεσθαι ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος τίνος, to come forth out of one's loins i. e. derive one's origin or descent from one, Hebrews 7:5 (see ἐξέρχομαι, 2 b.); ἔτι ἐν τῇ ὀσφύϊ τίνος, to be yet in the loins of someone (an ancestor), Hebrews 7:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. The hip; internally (by extension) procreative power -- loin.

Forms and Transliterations
οσφυας οσφυάς οσφύας ὀσφύας οσφυες οσφύες ὀσφύες οσφυι οσφυϊ οσφύϊ ὀσφύϊ οσφυν οσφύν ὀσφὺν οσφυος οσφύος ὀσφύος οσφύς οσφύων osphuas osphues osphui osphun osphuos osphyas osphýas osphyes osphýes osphýï osphyn osphỳn osphyos osphýos
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 3:4 N-AFS
GRK: περὶ τὴν ὀσφὺν αὐτοῦ ἡ
NAS: around his waist; and his food
KJV: about his loins; and his
INT: about the waist of him

Mark 1:6 N-AFS
GRK: περὶ τὴν ὀσφὺν αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: around his waist, and his diet
KJV: about his loins; and he did eat
INT: about the waist of him and

Luke 12:35 N-NFP
GRK: ὑμῶν αἱ ὀσφύες περιεζωσμέναι καὶ
KJV: Let your loins be girded about,
INT: your waist girded about and

Acts 2:30 N-GFS
GRK: καρποῦ τῆς ὀσφύος αὐτοῦ καθίσαι
KJV: of his loins, according to
INT: fruit of the loins of him to sit

Ephesians 6:14 N-AFS
GRK: περιζωσάμενοι τὴν ὀσφὺν ὑμῶν ἐν
KJV: having your loins girt about with
INT: having fastened about the loins of you with

Hebrews 7:5 N-GFS
GRK: ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος Ἀβραάμ
KJV: they come out of the loins of Abraham:
INT: out of the loin of Abraham

Hebrews 7:10 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ ὀσφύϊ τοῦ πατρὸς
NAS: for he was still in the loins of his father
KJV: yet in the loins of his father, when
INT: in the loin of the father

1 Peter 1:13 N-AFP
GRK: ἀναζωσάμενοι τὰς ὀσφύας τῆς διανοίας
KJV: gird up the loins of your
INT: having girded up the waist of the mind

Strong's Greek 3751
8 Occurrences

ὀσφύας — 1 Occ.
ὀσφύες — 1 Occ.
ὀσφύϊ — 1 Occ.
ὀσφὺν — 3 Occ.
ὀσφύος — 2 Occ.

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