Word Summary
epitropos: an administrator (one having authority)
Original Word: ἐπίτροπος
Transliteration: epitropos
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-it'-rop-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: an administrator (one having authority)
Meaning: an administrator (one having authority)
Strong's Concordance
steward, guardian

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 Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2012: ἐπίτροπος

ἐπίτροπος, ἐπιτρόπου, (ἐπιτρέπω), universally, one to whose care or honor anything has been intrusted; a curator, guardian, (Pindar Ol. 1, 171, et al.; Philo de mundo § 7 Θεός καί πατήρ καί τεχνίτης καί ἐπίτροπος τῶν ἐν οὐρανῷ τέ καί ἐν κόσμῳ). Specifically,

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.