Word Summary
boskō: to feed
Original Word: βόσκω
Transliteration: boskō
Phonetic Spelling: (bos'-ko)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to feed
Meaning: to feed
Strong's Concordance
feed, keep.

A prolonged form of a primary verb (compare bibrosko, bous); to pasture; by extension to, fodder; reflexively, to graze -- feed, keep.

see GREEK bibrosko

see GREEK bous

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1006: βόσκω

βόσκω; as in Greek writings from Homer down, to feed: Mark 5:14; Luke 15:15; ἀρνία, πρόβατα, John 21:15, 17 (in a figurative discourse portraying the duty of a Christian teacher to promote in every way the spiritual welfare of the members of the church); βόσκων a herdsman: Matthew 8:33; Luke 8:34. In the passive and middle (present participle βοσκόμενος, cf. Winers Grammar, § 38, 2 note) of flocks or herds, to feed, graze: Matthew 8:30; Mark 5:11; Luke 8:32. (In the Sept. for רָעָה.) [SYNONYMS: βόσκειν, ποιμαίνειν: ποιμαίνειν is the wider, βόσκειν the narrower term; the former includes oversight, the latter denotes nourishment; ποιμαίνειν may be rendered tend, βόσκειν specifically feed. See Trench, § xxv.; Meyer on John as above; Schmidt, chapter 200.]