Word Summary
margaritēs: a pearl
Original Word: μαργαρίτης
Transliteration: margaritēs
Phonetic Spelling: (mar-gar-ee'-tace)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a pearl
Meaning: a pearl
Strong's Concordance

From margaros (a pearl-oyster); a pearl -- pearl.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3135: μαργαρίτης

μαργαρίτης, μαργαρίτου, , a pearl: Matthew 13:45; 1 Timothy 2:9; Revelation 17:4; 18:(),; (here L T WH accent μαργαρῖται, R G Tr μαργαρῖται (cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 101)); τούς μαργαρίτας βάλλειν ἔμπροσθεν χοίρων, a proverb, i. e. to thrust the most sacred and precious teachings of the gospel upon the most wicked and abandoned men (incompetent as they are, through their hostility to the gospel, to receive them), and thus to profane them, Matthew 7:6 (cf. Proverbs 3:15; Job 28:18f).