ψυχή in the New Testament

Definitions

Thayer

1) breath
1a) the breath of life
1a1) the vital force which animates the body and shows itself in breathing
1a1a) of animals
1a1b) of men
1b) life
1c) that in which there is life
1c1) a living being, a living soul
2) the soul
2a) the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our heart, soul etc.)
2b) the (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life
2c) the soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death (distinguished from other parts of the body)
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Citing in TDNT: 9:608, 1342

Strong

G5590
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416]: - heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you.

Louw-Nida

GlossSection
(ψυχὴ ζωῆς) living creature4.1
c person9.20
(ζητέω τὴν ψυχήν) want to kill20.66
(παραδίδωμι τὴν ψυχήν) risk21.7
(κτάομαι τὴν ψυχήν) protect oneself21.20
(τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ περιποιέομαι) save oneself21.24
b life23.88
(δίδωμι ψυχήν) die for23.100
(τὴν ψυχὴν τίθημι) die willingly23.113
(ἀπόλλυμι τὴν ψυχήν) die23.114
(τὴν ψυχὴν διέρχεται ῥομφαία) feel pain and sorrow25.279
(ψυχὴν βασανίζω) experience anguish25.280
(κάμνω τῇ ψυχῇ) become discouraged25.291
a inner self26.4
(αἴρω τὴν ψυχήν τινος) keep in suspense30.36
(κακόω τὴν ψυχὴν κατά) cause to dislike88.200

Classical Greek Dictionaries

These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.

Perseus Digital Library

University of Chicago's Logion lexicon

Ulrik Petersen

Strong's dictionary

Crosswalk

Thayer's dictionary plus other information.

LaParola

From this site's dictionary (in Italian)

In the New Testament

SBL (also Westcott and Hort; Tischendorf; Byzantine)

ψυχαὶnoun: nominative plural feminine2
ψυχαίnoun: nominative plural feminine1
ψυχαῖςnoun: dative plural feminine3
ψυχὰςnoun: accusative plural feminine13
ψυχάςnoun: accusative plural feminine2
ψυχῇnoun: dative singular feminine8
ψυχὴnoun: nominative singular feminine8
ψυχήnoun: nominative singular feminine7
ψυχήnoun: vocative singular feminine1
ψυχὴνnoun: accusative singular feminine32
ψυχήνnoun: accusative singular feminine8
ψυχῆςnoun: genitive singular feminine12
ψυχῶνnoun: genitive plural feminine5
Total102

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