epitropos: an administrator (one having authority)Original Word: ἐπίτροποςTransliteration:
(ep-it'-rop-os)Part of Speech:
Noun, MasculineShort Definition:
an administrator (one having authority)Meaning:
an administrator (one having authority)
From epi and tropos (in the sense of epitrope); a commissioner, i.e. Domestic manager, guardian -- steward, tutor.
see GREEK epi
see GREEK tropos
see GREEK epitrope
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2012: ἐπίτροποςἐπίτροπος
), universally, one to whose care or honor anything has been intrusted; a curator, guardian,
Ol. 1, 171, et al.; Philo
de mundo § 7 ὁ Θεός καί πατήρ καί τεχνίτης καί ἐπίτροπος τῶν ἐν οὐρανῷ τέ καί ἐν κόσμῳ
1. a steward or manager of a household, or of lands; an overseer: Matthew 20:8; Luke 8:3; Xenophon, oec. 12, 2; 21, 9; (Aristotle, oec. 1, 5 (p. 1344a, 26) δούλων δέ εἴδη δύω, ἐπίτροπος καί ἐργάτης).
2. one who has the care and tutelage of children, either where the father is dead (a guardian of minors: 2 Macc. 11:1 2Macc. 13:2; ἐπίτροπος ὀρθανων, Plato, legg. 6, p. 766 c.; Plutarch, Lyc. 3; Cam. 15), or where the father still lives (Aelian v. h. 3, 26): Galatians 4:2.<1>