Word Summary
parthenos: a maiden, a virgin
Original Word: παρθένος
Transliteration: parthenos
Phonetic Spelling: (par-then'-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a maiden, a virgin
Meaning: a maiden, a virgin
Strong's Concordance

Of unknown origin; a maiden; by implication, an unmarried daughter -- virgin.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3933: παρθένος

παρθένος, παρθένου, ,

1. a virgin: Matthew 1:23 (from Isaiah 7:14); ; Luke 1:27; Acts 21:9; 1 Corinthians 7:25, 28, 33() (from Homer down; the Sept. chiefly for בְּתוּלָה, several times for נַעֲרָה; twice for עַלמָה i. e. either a marriageable maiden, or a young (married) woman, Genesis 24:43; Isaiah 7:14, on which (last) word cf., besides Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 1037, Credner, Beiträge as above with ii., p. 197ff; παρθένος of a young bride, newly married woman, Homer, Iliad 2, 514); παρθένον τίνος, one's marriageable daughter, 1 Corinthians 7:36ff; παρθένον ἁγνή, a pure virgin, 2 Corinthians 11:2.

2. "a man who has abstained from all uncleanness and whoredom attendant on idolatry, and so has kept his chastity": Revelation 14:4, where see DeWette. In ecclesiastical writings one who has never had commerce with women; so of Joseph, in Fabricius, Cod. pseudepigr. Vet. Test. ii., pp. 92, 98; of Abel and Melchizedek, in Suidas (10 a. and 2450 b.); especially of the apostle John, as in Nonnus, metaphorically, ev. Joann. 19, 140 (John 19:26), ἠνίδε παρθένον