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Proskuneo

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   4352  
Original WordWord Origin
proskuneofrom (4314) and a probable derivative of (2965) (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Proskuneo6:758,948
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
pros-koo-neh'-o   Verb
 Definition
  1. to kiss the hand to (towards) one, in token of reverence
  2. among the Orientals, esp. the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence
  3. in the NT by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication
    1. used of homage shown to men and beings of superior rank
      1. to the Jewish high priests
      2. to God
      3. to Christ
      4. to heavenly beings
      5. to demons
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 60
bow down 1, bow down before 1, bowed down 1, bowed down before 2, bowing before 1, bowing down 1, prostrated himself before 1, worship 32, worshiped 17, worshipers 1, worshiping 1, worships 1
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew13
Mark2
Luke3
John7
Acts4
1 Corinthians1
Hebrews2
Revelation22


Total54
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Proskuneo". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.