Word: ptwcoj

Pronounce: pto-khos'

Strongs Number: G4434

Orig: from ptosso (to crouch); akin to 4422 and the alternate of 4098); a beggar (as cringing), i.e. pauper (strictly denoting absolute or public mendicancy, although also used in a qualified or relative sense; whereas 3993 properly means only straitened circumstances in private), literally (often as noun) or figuratively (distressed):--beggar(-ly), poor. G4422 G3993

Use: TDNT-6:885,969 Adjective

Heb Strong: H34 H779 H1800 H2489 H6041 H6996 H7326

    1) reduced to beggary, begging, asking alms
    2) destitute of wealth, influence, position, honour
    2a) lowly, afflicted, destitute of the Christian virtues and eternal riches
    2b) helpless, powerless to accomplish an end
    2c) poor, needy
    3) lacking in anything
    3a) as respects their spirit
    3a1) destitute of wealth of learning and intellectual culture which the schools afford (men of this class most readily give themselves up to Christ's teaching and proved themselves fitted to lay hold of the heavenly treasure)

    For Synonyms see entry G5870