Word Summary
ptōcheia: beggary, destitution
Original Word: πτωχεία
Transliteration: ptōcheia
Phonetic Spelling: (pto-khi'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: beggary, destitution
Meaning: beggary, destitution
Strong's Concordance

From ptocheuo; beggary, i.e. Indigence (literally or figuratively) -- poverty.

see GREEK ptocheuo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4432: πτωχεία

πτωχεία, πτωχείας, (πτωχεύω);

1. beggary (Herodotus 3, 14; Aristophanes, Plutarch, 549; Plato, legg. 11, p. 936{b}; Lysias p. 898, 9; Aristotle, poet. c. 23 p. 1459^b, 6).

2. in the N. T. poverty, the condition of one destitute of riches and abundance: opposed to πλουτεῖν, 2 Corinthians 8:9; opposed to πλούσιος, Revelation 2:9; κατά βάθους πτωχεία (opposed to πλοῦτος), deep, i. e. extreme poverty (see κατά, I. 1 b.), 2 Corinthians 8:2. (The Sept. chiefly for ענִי, affliction, misery.)