Word Summary
lēstēs: a robber
Original Word: λῃστής
Transliteration: lēstēs
Phonetic Spelling: (lace-tace')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a robber
Meaning: a robber
Strong's Concordance
robber, thief.

From leizomai (to plunder); a brigand -- robber, thief.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3027: λῃστής

λῃστής, ληστου, (for ληιστής from ληίζομαι, to plunder, and this from Ionic and epic ληίς, for which the Attics use λεῖα, booty) (from Sophocles and Herodotus down), a robber; a plunderer, freebooter, brigand: Matthew 26:55; Mark 14:48; Luke 22:52; John 10:1; John 18:40; plural, Matthew 21:13; Matthew 27:38, 44; Mark 11:17; Mark 15:27; Luke 10:30, 36; Luke 19:46; John 10:8; 2 Corinthians 11:26. (Not to be confounded with κλέπτης thief, one who takes property by stealth (although the distinction is obscured in A. V.); cf. Trench, § xliv.)