Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Governor, prince, ruler, a leader, i.e., chief person (or figuratively, place) of a province

Greek: ἡγεμών, hēgemōn (G2232)

21 King James Bible Verses


Here are governor, prince, ruler and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἡγεμών mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2232

Greek Base Word: ἡγεμών

Usage: Governor, prince, ruler

Definition: A leader, i.e., chief person (or figuratively, place) of a province.

Detailed definition:

  1. A leader of any kind, a guide, ruler, prefect, president, chief, general, commander, sovereign.
    1. A "legatus Caesaris" (an officer administering a province in the name and with the authority of the Roman emperor).
      1. The governor of a province.
    2. A procurator, an officer who was attached to a proconsul or a proprietor and had charge of the imperial revenues.
      1. In causes relating to these revenues he administered justice.
    3. Of a principal town as the capital of the region.

Derived terms: From G2233.

See also:

  1. G2233

Comments: In the smaller provinces also, which were so to speak appendages of the greater, he discharged the functions of governor of the province; and such was the relation of the procurator of Judaea to the governor of Syria.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: he.ɣɛˈmon
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: e̞.ʝe̞ˈmown
  3. Transliteration: hēgemōn
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: hay-geh-MONE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ay-gay-MONE

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