G5944 - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number


Tribe, Family, Household.
See Definition for phyle { [G5443]}
See Definition for patria { [G3965]}
See Definition for oikos { [G3624]}

These words form a series. phyle is sometimes a race, nation,
but usually a tribe, such as one of the twelve tribes of Israel,
descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.

patria is a smaller division within the tribe, it's an association
of families closely related, in the N.T. generally used of those
descended from a particular one of the sons of Jacob's sons.

oikos is yet narrower, household, including all the inmates of
a single house, being the unit of organization.