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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: φήμη
(Strong's #5345 — Noun Feminine — pheme — fay'-may )

originally denoted "a Divine voice, an oracle;" hence, "a saying or report" (akin to phemi, "to say," from a root meaning "to shine, to be clear;" hence, Lat., fama, Eng., "fame"), is rendered "fame" in Matthew 9:26 ; Luke 4:14 .

Notes: (1) In Luke 5:15 , RV, logos, "a word, report, account," is translated "report," for AV, "fame." See REPORT. (2) Akoe, "a hearing," is translated "report" in the RV of Matthew 4:24 ; 14:1 ; Mark 1:28 , for AV, "fame." See EAR , No. 3. HEARING. (3) Echos, "a noise, report, sound," is translated "rumor," in the RV of Luke 4:37 , for AV, "fame;" "sound" in Acts 2:2 ; Hebrews 12:19 . See RUMOR , SOUND.

B — 1: διαφημίζω
(Strong's #1310 — Verb — diaphemizo — dee-af-ay-mid'-zo )

signifies "to spread abroad a matter," Matthew 28:15 , RV; Mark 1:45 , RV (from dia, "throughout," and phemi, "to say"); hence, "to spread abroad one's fame," Matthew 9:31 . All the passages under this heading relate to the testimony concerning Christ in the days of His flesh.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Fame'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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