Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Entry for Strong's #189 - ἀκοή
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
From G191; hearing (the act, the sense or the thing heard): - audience, ear, fame, which ye heard, hearing, preached, report, rumor.
(act of) hearing, what is heard
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Thayer's Expanded Definition
ἀκοή, (ῆς, ἡ, (from an assumed perfect form ἤκοα, cf. ἀγορά above (but cf. epic Ακουν; Curtius, p. 555));
1. hearing, by which one perceives sounds; sense of hearing 1 Corinthians 12:17; 2 Peter 2:8. Hebraistically, ἀκοή ἀκούειν by hearing to hear, i. e., to perceive by hearing, Matthew 13:14; Acts 28:26 ( Isaiah 6:9); cf. Winer s Grammar, § 44,8 Rem. 3, p. 339; § 54,3, p. 466; (Buttmann, 183 f (159)).
2. the organ of hearing, the ear: Mark 7:35; Luke 7:1; 2 Timothy 4:3,4; Acts 17:20; Hebrews 5:11.
3. a thing heard;
a. instruction, namely oral; specifically, the preaching of the gospel, ( A. V. text report): John 12:38; Romans 10:16f (τίς ἐπίστευσε τῇ ἀκοή ἡμῶν; from Isaiah 53:1, Hebrew שְׁמוּעָה, which in 2 Samuel 4:4, etc., is rendered ἀγγελία); ἀκοή πίστεως preaching on the necessity of faith, (German Glaubenspredigt), Galatians 3:2,5; λόγος ἀκοῆς equivalent to λόγος ἀκουσθείς (cf. Winer's Grammar, 531 (494 f)): 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 4:2.
b. hearsay, report, rumor; τίνος, concerning anyone: Matthew 4:24; Matthew 14:1; Matthew 24:6; Mark 1:28; Mark 13:7. (Frequent in Greek writings.)
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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament
ἀκοή , -ῆς , ἡ ,
(< ἀκούω ),
1. hearing, the sense of hearing: 1 Corinthians 12:17, 2 Peter 2:8; "Hebraic dative," ἀκοῇ ἀκούειν (freq. in LXX; v. M, Pr., 14, 75), Matthew 13:14, Acts 28:26.
2. organ of hearing, the ear (Arist., al.; MM, VGT, s.v.): 2 Timothy 4:3-4; pl., Mark 7:35, Luke 7:1, Acts 17:20, Hebrews 5:11.
3. a thing heard, i.e.,
(a) a message, teaching: John 12:38 and Romans 10:16-17 (LXX) Galatians 3:2; Galatians 3:5 R, mg.; λόγος ἀκοῆς , 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Hebrews 4:2;
(b) a report, rumour: c. gen. pers., Matthew 4:24; Matthew 14:1; Matthew 24:6, Mark 1:28; Mark 13:7 (Cremer, 82, 623; MM, VGT, s.v.).†
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT
The word is sometimes concrete, denoting ";the ear"; : so in the late document cited above under ἀκλινής, and in P Oxy I. 129.4 (vi/AD.) εἰς ἀκοὰς ἐμὰς ἦλθεν. Much earlier is Wünsch AF 1.17 (i/ii A.D.) where ἀκοάς stands between ἐνκέφαλον [πρόσω ]πον and ὀφρ [ῦς ] μυκτῆρας. Its more normal sense of ";hearing"; appears in a would-be cultured letter, BGU IV. 1080.6 (iii/A.D.) ( = Chrest. I. p. 564) καὶ ἡμεῖς δὲ ἀκοῇ ἀπόντες ὡς παρόντες διαθέσι ηὐφράνθημεν : the writer is able to quote Homer. It is joined with ὄσφρησις (as in 1 Corinthians 12:17) in the quasi-literary P Ryl II. 63.5 (iii/A.D.—an astrological dialogue).
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List of Word Forms
ακοαι ακοαί ἀκοαί ακοαις ακοαίς ἀκοαῖς ακοας ακοάς ἀκοὰς ακοη ακοή ἀκοή ἀκοὴ Ἀκοῇ ακοην ακοήν ἀκοήν ἀκοὴν ακοης ακοής ἀκοῆς ακολάστοις ακόλαστον ακολάστου akoai akoaí akoais akoaîs akoas akoàs akoe akoē akoḗ akoḕ Akoêi Akoē̂i akoen akoēn akoḗn akoḕn akoes akoês akoēs akoē̂s