, -οῦ, ὁ, [in LXX very frequently for עַם, Gen.14:16, al; occasionally for לְאֹם (Gen.25:23, al.), etc;] a word rarely found in Att. prose; 1) the people
at large (Hom, al.), esp. of people assembled: Mat.27:25, Luk.1:21 3:15 al; pl. (Hom, al, π; see MM, xvi), Act.4:27. 2) a people
, those of the same race and language (Pind, Æsch, al: in LXX, Gen.26:11, Exo.9:16, al.): joined with γλῶσσα, φυλή, ἔθνος, Rev.5:9 7:9 11:9, al; pl, Luk.2:31, Rom.15:11; esp. as almost always in LXX, of Israel, Mat.4:23, Mrk.7:6, Luk.2:10, Jhn.11:50, Heb.2:17, al; opposite to τ. ἔθνη, Act.26:17, 23 Rom.15:10; πρεσβύτεροι (πρῶτοι, etc.) τοῦ λ, Mat.21:23, Luk.19:17, Act.4:8, al; ὁ λ. μου (αὐτοῦ, τ. θεοῦ), Mat.2:6, Luk.1:68, Heb.11:25, al; of the people disting. from the rulers and priests (I Est.1:10, Jdth.8:9, al.), Mat.26:5, Luk.20:19, Heb.5:3, al; of Christians, as the people of God, Act.15:14, Rom.9:25, 26 Heb.4:9; περιούσιος, Tit.2:14; εἰς περιποίησιν, 1Pe.2:9 (LXX). SYN.
: see: δῆμος. (AS