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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2570 - καλός

Transliteration:
kalós
Phonetics:
kal-os'  
Word Origin:
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech:
Adjective
TDNT:
3:536,402
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable
    1. beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent
    2. good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends
      1. genuine, approved
      2. precious
      3. joined to names of men designated by their office, competent, able, such as one ought to be
      4. praiseworthy, noble
    3. beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, and hence praiseworthy
      1. morally good, noble
    4. honourable, conferring honour
    5. affecting the mind agreeably, comforting and confirming
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2531 ‑ חֶמֶד (kheh'‑med);   2895 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);   2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);   3190 ‑ יָטַב (yaw‑tab');   3302 ‑ יָפָה (yaw‑faw');   3303 ‑ יָפֶה (yaw‑feh');   3303 ‑ יָפֶה (yaw‑feh');   3477 ‑ יָשָׁר (yaw‑shawr');   3519 ‑ כָּבֹד (kaw‑bode', kaw‑bode');   4209 ‑ מְזִמָּה (mez‑im‑maw');   5116 ‑ נָוָה (naw‑veh', naw‑vaw');   5273 ‑ נָעִים (naw‑eem');   5276 ‑ נָעֵם (naw‑ame');   8034 ‑ שֵׁם (shame);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κάλος, ὁ, v. κάλως.

κάλως

[], , gen. κάλω, acc. κάλων: and Ion. κάλος, ου, ὁ, Od. 5.260, Hdt. 2.36, also Aen.Tact. 11.6; Att. Inscrr. have nom. dual κάλω IG 12.330.19, nom. (and acc.?) pl. κάλως ib.22.1610.13, 1611.57, 1612.68: as nom.sg.(?) ib.1673.18; late nom. pl. κάλωες A.R. 2.725; acc. κάλωας Orph. A. 255, Opp. H. 2.223; dat. κάλωσι Orph. A. 239:

I reefing rope, reef, Od. l.c.; τῶν ἱστίων τοὺς κάλους Hdt. 2.36, cf. Aen.Tact.l.c.; κάλως ἐξῑέναι let out the reefs, i.e. set sail, ὅταν στράτευμ' Αργεῖον ἐξιῇ κάλως E. Tr. 94; ἐχθροὶ γὰρ ἐξιᾶσι πάντα δὴ κάλων are letting out every reef, i.e. using every effort, Id. Med. 278, cf. Ar. Eq. 756 (and Sch. adloc.); τοὺς κάλως ἔκλυε καὶ Χάλα πόδα Epicr. 10.5; πάνγας ἔσεισε κάλους AP 9.545 (Crin.); φόνιον ἐξίει κάλων let murder loose, E. HF 837; πάντα κάλων ἐκτείναντα Pl. Prt. 338a; ἐφέντες Id. SIsa 389c; κινεῖν Luc. Scyth. 11; γαστρὶ πάντας ἐπιτρωπῶσι κάλωας Opp. H. 2.223; κάλων τείνας οὔριον εὐφροσυνᾶν IG 14.793.8 (Naples).

II generally, rope, line, κάλον (v.l. -ων) κατεῖναι let down a sounding-line, Hdt. 2.28; ἀπὸ κάλω παραπλεῖν to be towed along shore, Th. 4.25; cable, Hdt. 2.96; πρυμνήτης κ. E. Med. 770; οἱ ἐπὶ τῶν κ. βαίνοντες tight- rope walkers, Luc. Rh. Proverbs 9:1-18.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 καλός, καλή, καλόν (probably primarily 'sound,' 'hale,' 'whole;' cf. Vanicek, p. 140f; Curtius, § 31), the Sept. for יָפֶה beautiful, but much more often for טוב good; beautiful, applied by the Greeks to everything so distinguished in form, excellence, goodness, usefulness, as to be pleasing; hence (according to the context) equivalent to "beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable";

a. beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent: λίθοις καλοῖς κεκόσμηται ( A. V. goodly), Luke 21:5.

b. good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends: joined to the names of material objects, universally, 1 Timothy 4:4 (equivalent to pure); especially of things so constituted as to answer the purpose for which that class of things was created; good of its kind: τά καλά, of fish, opposed to such as are thrown away (τά σαπρά), Matthew 13:48; σπέρμα, Matthew 13:24,21, 37f; καρπός, Matthew 3:10; Matthew 7:17-19; Matthew 12:33; Luke 3:9 ( L WH brackets καλόν); Luke 6:43>; δένδρον, opposed to σαπρόν, Matthew 12:33; Luke 6:43; γῆ, Matthew 13:8,23; Mark 4:8,20; Luke 8:15; καλόν τό ἅλας (is an excellent thing), Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34; so too νόμος, good in its substance and nature, and fitted to beget good, Romans 7:16; 1 Timothy 1:8; διδασκαλία, true and approved teaching, 1 Timothy 4:6; καρδία καλή καί ἀγαθή, Luke 8:15; παραθήκη (which see) (containing (rather, consisting of) καλά), 2 Timothy 1:14; μέτρον, ample measure (rabbinical, טובה מדה; English good measure), Luke 6:38; βαθμός (firm (but see βαθμός)), 1 Timothy 3:13; also θεμέλιος, 1 Timothy 6:19; equivalent to genuine, approved, πάντα δοκιμάζετε, τό καλόν κατέχετε, 1 Thessalonians 5:21; equivalent to precious ( A. V. goodly), μαργαρῖται, Matthew 13:45; equivalent to superior to other kinds, οἶνος, John 2:10; joined to names of men designated by their office, competent, able, such as one ought to be: ποιμήν, John 10:11,14; διάκονος, 1 Timothy 4:6; οἰκονόμος, 1 Peter 4:10; στρατιώτης, 2 Timothy 2:3; joined to nouns denoting an effect estimated by the power it involves, or by its constancy, or by the end aimed at by its author, equivalent to praiseworthy, noble: στρατεία, 1 Timothy 1:18; ἀγών, 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7; ὁμολογία, 1 Timothy 6:12 f; ἔργον, Matthew 26:10; Mark 14:6; John 10:33; 1 Timothy 3:1; plural John 10:32. καλόν ἐστιν, it is expedient, profitable, wholesome: followed by an infinitive as subject, 1 Corinthians 7:1; with τίνι added (so in 1 Corinthians , the passage cited also), Matthew 18:8f (cf. Winer s Grammar, 241 (226); Buttmann, § 149,7); Mark 9:43,45, 47, R G (also L Tr marginal reading in 47); 1 Corinthians 7:26; 1 Corinthians 9:15; καλόν ἐστιν followed by the accusative and infinitive, Mark 9:43,45, 47, L (but see above) T Tr (but not marginal reading, see above) WH; Hebrews 13:9; followed by εἰ (cf. Buttmann, 217 (187f); Winer's Grammar, 282 (265)), Matthew 26:24; Mark 9:42; Mark 14:21; followed by ἐάν ( Buttmann and Winer's Grammar, as above), 1 Corinthians 7:8; it is pleasant, delightful, followed by an accusative with an infinitive: Matthew 17:4; Mark 9:5; Luke 9:33.

c. beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, and hence praiseworthy; morally good, noble, (Latin honestus; (cf. Aristotle, τό καθ' αὐτό καλόν)): διάκρισις καλοῦ τέ καί κακοῦ, Hebrews 5:14; ἔργα, Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 5:10,25; 1 Timothy 6:18; Titus 2:7,14; Titus 3:8,14; Hebrews 10:24; 1 Peter 2:12, and Lachmann in 2 Peter 1:10; ἀναστροφή, James 3:13; 1 Peter 2:12; καλή συνείδησις, consciousness of good deeds ( A. V. a good conscience), Hebrews 13:18; καλά, καλόν ἐνώπιον τίνος, in one's judgment, Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 8:21; 1 Timothy 2:3 and Rec. in 1 Timothy 5:4; ζηλοῦσθαι ἐν καλῷ, Galatians 4:18; τό καλόν κατεργάζεσθαι, Romans 7:18; ποιεῖν, Romans 7:21; 2 Corinthians 13:7; Galatians 6:9; James 4:17; καλόν ἐστιν, it is right, proper, becoming, followed by an infinitive: Matthew 15:26 ( L T ἔξεστιν); ( Mark 7:27); Galatians 4:18 (here Tr marginal reading imperative); Romans 14:21.

d. honorable, conferring honor: μαρτυρία, 1 Timothy 3:7; ὄνομα, James 2:7; οὐ καλόν τό καύχημα ὑμῶν, 1 Corinthians 5:6.

e. affecting the mind agreeably, comforting and confirming: Θεοῦ ῤῆμα (the Sept. for טוב דָּבָר, which is spoken of the divine promises, Joshua 21:45; Zechariah 1:13), the gospel and its promises full of consolation, Hebrews 6:5. Compar. καλλίων, κάλλιον, better: neut, adverbially, σύ κάλλιον ἐπιγινώσκεις, i. e. better than by thy question thou seemest to know, Acts 25:10 ( Winer s Grammar, 242 (227)). The word is not found in the Apocalypse. (Cf. Trench, § cvi. at the end; Zezschwitz, Profangräcität as above with, p. 60f (cf. ἀγαθός, at the end); Westcott on John 10:11.)

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