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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

#019 - ἀγαθωσύνη

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Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. uprightness of heart and life, goodness, kindness
Strong #: 2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  2898 ‑ טוּב (toob);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀγαθωσύνη, ἡ,

goodness, kindness, LXX Judges 9:16, al., Romans 15:14, Ephesians 5:9.


(on the termination, see ἀγιότης , and cf. WH, App., 152; MM, VGT, s.v.), -ης ,

(< ἀγαθός ),

[in LXX for H2896, H2898, only in Heb. bks.;]

goodness (representing "the kindlier, as δικαιοσύνη , the sterner element in the ideal character," AR, Ephesians 5:9; on its relation to χρηστότη s, v. Tr., Syn., § 63): Romans 15:14, Galatians 5:22, 2 Thessalonians 1:11.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The word is ";found only in bibl. and eccl. writers"; (Grimm-Thayer). But the abstract suffix -σύνη (on which cf. Brugmann-Thumb Griech. Gramm.4, p. 224) was productive in the Hellenistic period. About a dozen nouns occur in NT, and ἁγιωσύνη and μεγαλωσύνη come under the same condemnation in Grimm-Thayer : so would ταπεινοφροσύνη, but Thayer quotes Josephus and Epictetus against Grimm. Nägeli (p. 43) has ";profane"; warrant for ἁγιωσύνη, which is none the worse for being later than NT times. Any writer was free to coin an abstract of this sort, just as we can attach the suffix -ness to any adjective we please; and the absence of attestation signifies nothing that could carry any weight.

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
αγαθωσυνη αγαθωσύνη ἀγαθωσύνη ἀγαθωσύνῃ αγαθωσυνήν αγαθωσύνην αγαθωσυνης αγαθωσύνης ἀγαθωσύνης αγαλλίαμα αγαλλίαμά αγαλλιάματι αγαλλιάματος agathosune agathōsunē agathosunes agathōsunēs agathosyne agathosýne agathōsynē agathōsýnē agathosýnei agathōsýnēi agathosynes agathosýnes agathōsynēs agathōsýnēs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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