Word Summary
oikodespotēs: the master of a house
Original Word: οἰκοδεσπότης
Transliteration: oikodespotēs
Phonetic Spelling: (oy-kod-es-pot'-ace)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: the master of a house
Meaning: the master of a house
Strong's Concordance
householder, master of the house.

From oikos and despotes; the head of a family -- goodman (of the house), householder, master of the house.

see GREEK oikos

see GREEK despotes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3617: οἰκοδεσπότης

οἰκοδεσπότης, οἰκοδεσπότου, (οἶκος, δεσπότης), master of a house, householder: Matthew 10:25; Matthew 13:27; Matthew 20:11; Matthew 24:43; Mark 14:14; Luke 12:39; Luke 13:25; Luke 14:21; ἄνθρωπος οἰκοδεσπότης (see ἄνθρωπος, 4 a.), Matthew 13:52; Matthew 20:1; Matthew 21:33; οἰκοδεσπότης τῆς οἰκίας, Luke 22:11, on this pleonasm cf. Bornemann, Schol. at the passage; Winers Grammar, § 65, 2. (Alexis, a comic poet of the IV. century B.C. quoted in Pollux 10, 4, 21; Josephus, contra Apion 2, 11, 3; Plutarch, quaest. Rom. 30; Ignatius ad Eph. 6 [ET]. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 313 shows that the earlier Greeks said οἴκου or οἰκίας δεσπότης.)