PYRRHUS (pĭr'ŭs, Gr. Pyrros, fiery red). The father of Sopater (Acts.20.4). PYRRHUS pĭr’ əs (Πύρρος, G4795, fiery red). Named in Acts 20:4 as the father of Sopater. The name is omitted in the TR. He is otherwise unknown. He was mentioned either as a well-known Christian or to distinguish Sopater from Sosipater. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) The name is inserted in the text of the [[Revised Version]] (British and American) in Ac 20:4 as that of the father of SOPATER (which see).