Word Summary
prostatis: a patroness, protectress
Original Word: προστάτις
Transliteration: prostatis
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-tat'-is)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a patroness, protectress
Meaning: a patroness, protectress
Strong's Concordance

Feminine of a derivative of proistemi; a patroness, i.e. Assistant -- succourer.

see GREEK proistemi

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4368: προστάτις

προστάτις, προστατιδος, (feminine of the noun προστάτης, from προΐστημι);

a. properly, a woman set over others.

b. a female guardian, protectress, patroness, caring for the affairs of others and aiding them with her resources (A. V. succourer): Romans 16:2; cf. Passow on the word and under προστάτης at the end; (Schürer, Die Gemeindeverfassung der Juden in Rom, as above with (Leip. 1879), p. 31; Heinrici, Die Christengemeinde Korinths, in Hilgenfeld's Zeitschr. for 1876, p. 517f).