Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
STACHYS . A Christian greeted by St. Paul in Romans 16:8 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Spike; an ear of corn, a convert at Rome whom Paul salutes (Romans 16:9 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(sstay' cheess) A personal name meaning, “head of grain.” Man Paul called, “my beloved” (Romans 16:9 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament
(Στάχυς, a Greek name)
Stachys is saluted by St. Paul in Romans 16:9 and described as ‘my beloved’ (τὸν ἀγαπητόν μου). The only other persons so described in these salutations are Epaenetus (Romans 16:5) and Ampliatus (Romans 16:8). A woman, Persis (q.v. [Note: .v. quod vide, which see.] ), is saluted, perhaps with intentional delicacy, as ‘the beloved’ (Romans 16:12). The term may indicate a personal convert of the Apostle or one closely associated with his work. Nothing further is known of Stachys. We shall suppose him to have been a Roman or Ephesian Christian, according to our view of the destination of Romans 16. The name is comparatively rare, but occurs in inscriptions of the Imperial household (J. B. Lightfoot, Philippians4, 1878, p. 174).
T. B. Allworthy.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A believer in Rome to whom Paul sent a salutation. Romans 16:9 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A Christian at Rome saluted by Paul in Romans 16:9 with the epithet "my beloved."
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A disciple of Paul, by whom he is honorably mentioned, Romans 16:9 . From his name it would seem that he was a Greek, though residing at Rome.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Spike or ear of corn
Stachys - Stachys
Bishop's-Wort - ) Wood betony (Stachys betonica); also, the plant called fennel flower (Nigella Damascena), or devil-in-a-bush
Woundwort - ) Any one of certain plants whose soft, downy leaves have been used for dressing wounds, as the kidney vetch, and several species of the labiate genus Stachys
Stachys - (Στάχυς, a Greek name)...
Stachys is saluted by St. Nothing further is known of Stachys
Corn, Cornfield - the name Stachys in Romans 16:9
Ampliatus - The only other persons described in Romans 16 as ‘my beloved’ are Epaenetus (Romans 16:5) and Stachys (Romans 16:9)
Persis - Paul has so described her and not as ‘my beloved,’ the term which he applies to three men whom he salutes (Epaenetus [Romans 16:5], Ampliatus [Romans 16:8], Stachys [Romans 16:9])
Epaenetus - The only other persons described in Romans 16 as ‘my beloved’ are Ampliatus (τὸν ἀγαπητόν μος ἐν κυπίῳ, Romans 16:8) and Stachys (Romans 16:9)
Seventy (2) - ) as follows:—James (brother of the Lord), Timothy, Titus, Barnabas, Ananias, Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Simon, Nicolas, Parmenas, Cleopas, Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, Epenetus, Andronicus, Amplias, Urbanus, Stachys, Apelles, Aristobulus, Narcissus, Herodion, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Hermas, Patrobas, Rhodion, Jason, Agabus, Linus, Gaius, Philologus, Olympas, Sosipater, Lucius, Tertius, Erastus, Phygellus, Hermogenes, Dermas, Quartus, Apollos, Cephas, Sosthenes, Epaphroditus, Caesar, Marcus, Joseph Barsabbas, Artemas, Clemens, Onesiphorus, Tychicus, Carpus, Euodius, Philemon, Zenas, Aquila, Priscas, Junias, Marcus (2), Aristarchus, Pudens, Trophimus, Lucas the Eunuch, Lazarus