Word Summary
ergatēs: a workman
Original Word: ἐργάτης
Transliteration: ergatēs
Phonetic Spelling: (er-gat'-ace)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a workman
Meaning: a workman
Strong's Concordance
laborer, workman.

From ergon; a toiler; figuratively, a teacher -- labourer, worker(-men).

see GREEK ergon

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2040: ἐργάτης

ἐργάτης, ἐργάτου, (ἐργάζομαι);

1. as in Greek writings a workman, a laborer: usually one who works for hire, Matthew 10:10; Luke 10:7; 1 Timothy 5:18; especially an agricultural laborer, Matthew 9:37; Matthew 20:1f, 8; Luke 10:2; James 5:4 (Wis. 17:16); those whose labor artificers employ (i. e. workmen in the restricted sense), Acts 19:25 (opposed to τοῖς τεχνίταις (A. V. craftsmen), Acts 19:24), cf. Bengel at the passage; those who as teachers labor to propagate and promote Christianity among men: 2 Corinthians 11:13; Philippians 3:2; 2 Timothy 2:15, cf. Matthew 9:37; Luke 10:2.

2. one who does, a worker, perpetrator: τῆς ἀδικίας, Luke 13:27 (τῆς ἀνομίας, 1 Macc. 3:6; τῶν καλῶν καί σεμνῶν, Xenophon, mem. 2, 1, 27).