Word Summary
oiktirmos: compassion, pity
Original Word: οἰκτιρμός
Transliteration: oiktirmos
Phonetic Spelling: (oyk-tir-mos')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: compassion, pity
Meaning: compassion, pity
Strong's Concordance

From oikteiro; pity -- mercy.

see GREEK oikteiro

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3628: οἰκτιρμός

οἰκτιρμός, οἰκτιρμοῦ, (οἰκτείρω), the Sept. for רַחֲמִים) (the viscera, which were thought to be the seat of compassion (see σπλάγχνον, b.)), compassion, pity, mercy: σπλάγχνα οἰκτιρμοῦ (Rec. οἰκτίρμων), bowels in which compassion resides, a heart of compassion, Colossians 3:12; in the Scriptures mostly plural (conformably to the Hebrew רַחֲמִים), emotions, longings, manifestations of pity (English compassions) (cf. Fritzsche, Ep. ad Romans, iii., pp. 5ff; (Winers Grammar, 176 (166); Buttmann, 77 (61))), τοῦ Θεοῦ, Romans 12:1; Hebrews 10:28; πατήρ τῶν οἰκτίρμων (genitive of quality (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 10; Winer's Grammar, 237 (222))), the father of mercies i. e. most merciful, 2 Corinthians 1:3; joined with σπλάγχνα, Philippians 2:1. (Pindar, Pythagoras 1, 164.) (Synonym: see ἐληω, at the end.)