Word Summary
aphōnos: without voice, speechless
Original Word: ἄφωνος
Transliteration: aphōnos
Phonetic Spelling: (af'-o-nos)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: without voice, speechless
Meaning: without voice, speechless
Strong's Concordance
speechless, mute, silent

From a (as a negative particle) and phone; voiceless, i.e. Mute (by nature or choice); figuratively, unmeaning -- dumb, without signification.

see GREEK a

see GREEK phone

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 880: ἄφωνος

ἄφωνος, ἁφῶν (φωνή), voiceless, dumb; without the faculty of speech; used of idols, 1 Corinthians 12:2 (cf. Psalm 115:5 (); Habakkuk 2:18); of beasts, 2 Peter 2:16. 1 Corinthians 14:10 τοσαῦτα γένη φωνῶν καί οὐδέν αὐτῶν (L T Tr WH omit αὐτῶν) ἄφωνον, i. e. there is no language destitute of the power of language (R. V. text no kind (of voice) is without signification) (cf. the phrases βίος ἀβίωτος a life unworthy of the name of life, χάρις ἄχαρις). used of one that is patiently silent or dumb: ἀμνός, Acts 8:32 from Isaiah 53:7. (In Greek writings from (Theog.), Pindar, Aeschylus down.)