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Strong's #1032 - βρύω

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  1. to abound, gush forth, teem with juices
  2. to send forth abundantly, to teem
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βρύω [],

mostly pres.: impf., Pherecyd.Syr. ap. D.L. 1.122, Nicaenet. 7: aor. part. βρύσας Procop. (v. infr.):

to be full to bursting:

1 c. dat., swell or teem with, esp. of plants, ἔρνος.. βρύει ἄνθεϊ λευκῷ swells with white bloom, Il. 17.56, cf. E. Ba. 107 (lyr.); κισσῷ κάρα βρύουσαν Eub. 56.6; ἰούλῳ, θριξί, κόμαις, Philostr. Her. 2.2, Alciphr. 3.31, Luc. Am. 12; γῆ φυτοῖς βρύουσα Arist. Mu. 392b15; also βρύει ἱερὰ βουθύτοις ἑορταῖς B. 3.15: metaph., βίος.. βρύων μελίτταις καὶ προβάτοις κτλ. Ar. Nu. 45; of men, β. δόξᾳ B. 12.179; παμμάχῳ θράσει βρύων A. Ag. 169 (lyr.); ἀγαθοῖσι βρύοις Id. Supp. 966 (anap.); μαντικῇ β. τέχνῃ Id. Fr. 350.6; ἄλλων ἰατρὸς αὐτὸς ἕλκεσι βρύων E. Fr. 1086; β. ἄνθεσιν ἥβας Tim. Pers. 221; βρύουσαν ἀοιδὰν σοφίᾳ Lyr.Alex.Adesp. 20.4; ἐμπόριον πλούτῳ βρύον Jul. Or. 2.71d.

2. c. gen., to be full of, χῶρος.. βρύων δάφνης ἐλαίας ἀμπέλου S. OC 16; βρύοντα στέφανον μύρτων Ar. Ra. 329 (lyr.); στεφάνων δόμος ἔβρυεν prob. l. in Nicaenet. l.c.; τράπεζαν.. κόσμου βρύουσαν Alex. 86.3; καρπόν.. βρύειν σμαράγδου λίθου Philostr. VA 5.5; τόπος β. ὕλης J. AJ 13.3.1; φθειρῶν ἔβρυον πᾶς Pherecyd.Syr. l.c.: metaph., νόσου β. A. Ch. 70.

3. abs., abound, grow luxuriantly, S. El. 422; of the earth, teem with produce, X. Cyn. 5.12, cf. Philostr. VA 3.56; of water, burst forth, ὕδωρ βρύσαν ἐξ ὑπονόμων Procop. Arc. 19.

4. c. acc. cogn., burst forth with, gush with, γλυκύ, πικρὸν [ὕδωρ ] Ephesians 3:11; τὴν γῆν τὰ οἰκεῖα βρύειν φησὶν ἀγαθά Ael. Fr. 25; causal, Ὧραι β. λειμῶνας Him. Or. 1.19; ῥόδα Anacreont. 44.2. Poet. and later Prose.

Thayer's Expanded Definition


1. intransitive, to abound, gush forth, teem with juices ((akin to βλύω, φλύω; see Lob. Techn., p. 22f; Curtius, p. 531), cf. German Brust, Brühe); often so from Homer down (Iliad 17, 56 ἔρνος ἀνθει βρύει).

2. more rarely transitive, to send forth abundantly: absolutely to teem, γῆ βρύει, Xenophon, venat. 5, 12; with an accusative of flowers, fruits, χάριτες ῤόδα βρυουσι, Anacreon () 44, 2 (37, 2); to send forth water, James 3:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* βρύω ,

poët., late prose and vernac.,

to be full to bursting;

1. of the earth producing vegetation.

2. Of plants putting forth buds.

3. Of springs, to gush with water: James 3:11.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

To the ordinary citations for this NT ἅπ . εἰρ . (James 3:11) may be added its occurrence quinquiens in the recently discovered poems of Bacchylides, e.g. III. 15 f. βρύει μὲν ἱερὰ βουθύτοις ἑορταῖς , βρύουσι φιλοξενίας ἀγυιαί , ";the temples are rife with festal sacrifice of oxen, the streets with hospitable feasting"; (Jebb). Herwerden Lex. s.v. cites also Timotheus Pers. 221 βρύων ἄνθεσιν ἥβας .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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