Word Summary
pornē: a prostitute
Original Word: πόρνη
Transliteration: pornē
Phonetic Spelling: (por'-nay)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a prostitute
Meaning: a prostitute
Strong's Concordance
prostitute, harlot

Feminine of pornos; a strumpet; figuratively, an idolater -- harlot, whore.

see GREEK pornos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4204: πόρνη

πόρνη, πόρνης, (from περάω, πέρνημι, to sell; Curtius, § 358), properly a woman who sells her body for sexual uses (cf. Xenophon, mem. 1, 6, 13), the Sept. for זונָה;

1. properly, a prostitute, a harlot, one who yields herself to defilement for the sake of gain (Aristophanes, Demosthenes, others); in the N. T. universally, any woman indulging in unlawful sexual intercourse, whether for gain or for lust: Matthew 21:31; Luke 15:30; 1 Corinthians 6:15; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25.

2. Hebraistically (see πορνεία, b. and πορνεύω, 3), metaphorically, an idolatress; so of 'Babylon' i. e. Rome, the chief seat of idolatry: Revelation 17:1, 5, 15; Revelation 19:2.