Word Summary
Bernikē: Berenice, Bernice, daughter of Herod Agrippa I
Original Word: Βερνίκη
Transliteration: Bernikē
Phonetic Spelling: (ber-nee'-kay)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: Berenice, Bernice, daughter of Herod Agrippa I
Meaning: Berenice -- Bernice, daughter of Herod Agrippa I
Strong's Concordance

From a provincial form of phero and nike; victorious; Bernice, a member of the Herodian family -- Bernice.

see GREEK phero

see GREEK nike

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 959: Βερνίκη

Βερνίκη, Βερνίκης, (for Βερενικη, and this the Macedonic form (cf. Sturz, De dial. Mac., p. 31) of Φερενικη (i. e. victorious)), Bernice or Berenice, daughter of Herod Agrippa the elder. She married first her uncle Herod, king of Chalcis, and after his death Polemon, king of Cilicia. Deserting him soon afterward, she returned to her brother Agrippa, with whom previously when a widow she was said to have lived incestuously. Finally she became for a tithe the mistress of the emperor Titus (Josephus, Antiquities 19, 5, 1; 20, 7, 1 and 3; Tacitus, hist. 2, 2 and 81; Suetonius, Titus 7): Acts 25:13, 23; Acts 26:30. Cf. Hausrath in Schenkel i., p. 396f; (Farrar, St. Paul, ii. 599f).