4101. pistikos
Strong's Concordance
pistikos: trustworthy
Original Word: πιστικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: pistikos
Phonetic Spelling: (pis-tik-os')
Definition: trustworthy
Usage: genuine, pure (of ointment), trustworthy.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pistis
NASB Translation
pure (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4101: πιστικός

πιστικός, πιστικη, πιστικον (πιστός), pertaining to belief;

a. having the power of persuading, skillful in producing belief: Plato, Gorgias, p. 455 a. b. trusty, faithful, that can be relied on: γυνή πιστικη καί οἰκουρός καί πειθομενη τῷ ἀνδρί, Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 2, 32; often so in Cedrenus (also (of persons) in Epiphanius, John Moschus, Sophronius of Damascus; cf. Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word); of commodities equivalent to δόκιμος, genuine, pure, unadulterated: so νάρδος πιστικη (but A. V. spike-(i. e. spiked) nard, after thenardispicati of the Vulg. (in Mark)), Mark 14:3; John 12:3 (for nard was often adulterated; see Pliny, h. n. 12,26; Dioscorides (?) de mater. med. 1, 6 and 7); hence, metaphorically, τό πιστικον τῆς καινῆς διαθήκης κρᾶμα, Eusebius, dem. evang. 9, 8 (p. 439 d.). Cf. the full discussion of this word in Fritzsche on Mark, p. 596ff; Lücke on John 12:3, p. 494ff; Winer's Grammar, 97f (92f); (especially Dr. James Morison on Mark, the passage cited).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
genuine, pure

From pistis; trustworthy, i.e. Genuine (unadulterated) -- spike-(nard).

see GREEK pistis

Forms and Transliterations
πιστικης πιστικής πιστικῆς pistikes pistikês pistikēs pistikē̂s
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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 14:3 Adj-GFS
GRK: μύρου νάρδου πιστικῆς πολυτελοῦς συντρίψασα
NAS: perfume of pure nard;
INT: of ointment of nard pure of great price having broken

John 12:3 Adj-GFS
GRK: μύρου νάρδου πιστικῆς πολυτίμου ἤλειψεν
NAS: perfume of pure nard,
INT: of ointment of nard pure of great price anointed

Strong's Greek 4101
2 Occurrences

πιστικῆς — 2 Occ.

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