Word Summary
euergetēs: a doer of good, a benefactor
Original Word: εὐεργέτης
Transliteration: euergetēs
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-erg-et'-ace)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a doer of good, a benefactor
Meaning: a doer of good, a benefactor
Strong's Concordance

From eu and the base of ergon; a worker of good, i.e. (specially) a philanthropist -- benefactor.

see GREEK eu

see GREEK ergon

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2110: εὐεργέτης

εὐεργέτης, Αὐεργέτου, , a benefactor (from Pindar and Herodotus down); it was also a title of honor, conferred on such as had done their country service, and upon princes; equivalent to Sorer, Pater Patriae: Luke 22:25. (Cf. Herodotus 8, 85; Thucydides 1, 129; Xenophon, vect. 3, 11; Hell. 6, 1, 4; Plato, de virt., p. 379 b.; others; cf. 2 Macc. 4:2; joined with σωτήρ, Josephus, b. j. 3, 9, 8; Additions to Esther 6:12 [Esther 8:308:12n] (Tdf. viii. 1,25); Diodorus 11, 26.)