Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001)

Greek: ἀδελφός, adelphos (G80)

319 King James Bible Verses


Here is brother in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἀδελφός 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: G80

Greek Base Word: ἀδελφός

Usage: Brother

Definition: A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001).

Detailed definition:

  1. A brother, whether born of the same two parents or only of the same father or mother.
  2. Having the same national ancestor, belonging to the same people, or countryman.
  3. Any fellow or man.
  4. A fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affection.
  5. An associate in employment or office.
  6. Brethren in Christ.
    1. His brothers by blood.
    2. All men.
    3. Apostles.
    4. Christians, as those who are exalted to the same heavenly place.

Derived terms: From G1 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς (the womb).

See also:

  1. G1
  2. G1


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑ.ðɛlˈfos
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ɑ.ðe̞lˈfows
  3. Transliteration: adelphos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ah-thel-FOSE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ah-thale-FOSE

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