Word Summary
sōphrōn: of sound mind, self-controlled
Original Word: σώφρων
Transliteration: sōphrōn
Phonetic Spelling: (so'-frone)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: of sound mind, self-controlled
Meaning: of sound mind, self-controlled
Strong's Concordance
discreet, sober, temperate.

From the base of sozo and that of phren; safe (sound) in mind, i.e. Self-controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion) -- discreet, sober, temperate.

see GREEK sozo

see GREEK phren

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4998: σώφρων

σώφρων, σωφρον (from σάος, contracted σῶς (cf. σῴζω, at the beginning), and φρήν, hence, the poetic σαοφρων; cf. ἄφρων, ταπεινόφρων, μεγαλόφρων) (from Homer down);

a. of sound mind, sane, in one's senses (see σωφρονέω, a. and σωφροσύνη, a.).

b. curbing one's desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate (R. V. soberminded) ((ἐπιθυμεῖ σώφρων ὧν δεῖ καί ὡς δεῖ καί ὅτε, Aristot eth. Nic. 3, 15 at the end), see (σωφροσύνη, b.): 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8; Titus 2:2, 5.

STRONGS NT 4998a: τ [τ ,Tau: on the receding (ττ( in the vocabulary of the N. T. before (σς(, see under Sigma.]