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Strong's #1071 - γέλως

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  1. laughter
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Strong #: 6712 ‑ צְחֹק (tsekh‑oke');  7814 ‑ שְׂחֹק (sekh‑oke', sekh‑oke');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

γέλως, Aeol. γέλος, ὁ, gen. γέλωτος, Att. γέλω: dat. γέλωτι, γέλω or γέλῳ Od. 18.100: acc. γέλωτα, poet. (and late Prose, Polyaen. 1.34.2, f.l.in Palaeph. 30) γέλων, v. infr. (acc. γέλω is v.l. in Od. 18.350, cf. infr.): gen. pl. γελώτων Pl. Lg. 732c: dat. γέλωσιν Ph. 2.167, PGiss. 1.3.6 (ii A. D.): (γελάω):


1. laughter, γέλῳ ἔκθανον Od. 18.100; γέλω.. παρέχουσαι 20.8; ἄσβεστον γέλω (v.l. γέλον) ὦρσεν ib. 346; ἄσβεστος δ' ᾰρ' ἐνῶρτο γέλως.. θεοῖσι Il. 1.599; γέλων δ' ἑτάροισιν ἔτευχε Od. 18.350; γέλων δ' ἔθηκε συνδείπνοις E. Ion 1172; γέλωτα ποιεῖν, μηχανᾶσθαι, κινεῖν, X. Cyr. 2.2.11 and 14, Smp. 1.14; παρασκευάζειν Pl. Lg. 669d; γέλων ξυντιθέναι, γέλωτα ἄγειν, S. Aj. 303, 382; γ. ἔχει τινά Od. 8.344; γ. ἂν γίγνοιτο Pl. Plt. 295e; γέλωτος καταρραγέντος Ath. 5.211c (so in Act., πολλοὺς κατέρρηξεν ἡμῶν γέλωτας Hippoloch.ib. 130c); κατασχεῖν γέλωτα X. Cyr. 2.2.5, etc.; οὐ γέλωτα δεῖ σ' ὀφλεῖν E. Med. 404, cf. Ar. Fr. 898; ἐπὶ γέλωτι to provoke laughter, Hdt. 9.82, Ar. Ra. 405; γέλωτος ἄξια ridiculous, E. Heracl. 507; ἅμα or σὺν γέλωτι, Pl. Lg. 789d, X. An. 1.2.18; μετὰ γέλωτος Antiph. 144.6; ἐν γέλωτι προφέρειν in joke, Plu. 2.124d; πολὺς γ. loud laughter, X. Cyr. 2.3.18, etc. (πλατὺς γ., which Thom.Mag. p.293 R. recommends, is not classical); μέγιστος, ἰσχυρὸς γ., Pl. Plt. l.c., R. 388c; Σαρδόνιος γ. (v. Σαρδόνιος) ; Αἰάντειος γ. a maniac's laugh, Diogenian. 1.17.

2. metaph. of waves, = γέλασμα, Opp. H. 4.334.

II occasion of laughter, food for laughter, γ. γίγνομαί τινι S. OC 902; ταῦτ' οὐ γ. κλύειν ἐμοῦ; E. Ion 528; γέλωτά τινα τίθεσθαι Hdt. 3.29, 7.209; ἀποδεῖξαι Pl. Tht. 166a; εἰς γ. τρέπειν, ἐμβάλλειν, Th. 6.35, D. 10.75; ἐν γέλωτι ποιεῖσθαί τι Luc. Hist.Conscr. 32, etc.; γ. ἔσθ' ὡς χρώμεθα τοῖς πράγμασι D. 4.25; ὅσα γὰρ.., πλείων ἐστὶ γ. τοῦ μηδενός Id. 14.26.

III dimple in the hinder parts, Luc. Am. 14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

γέλως, γέλωτος, , laughter: James 4:9. (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

γέλως , -ωτος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7814;]

laughter: James 4:9.†

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

In the invitation to the celebration of Hadrian’s accession the people are summoned to sacrifice γέλωσι καὶ μέθαις ταῖς ἀπὸ κρήνης τὰς ψυχὰς ἀνέντες (P Giss I. 3 .8 ff). In his note the editor suggests that γέλωσι may refer to the ";Festzug (πομπή ) "; which was customary on such occasions, and refers to Klio vii. p. 285 ff. In MGr γέλοια (plur.) = ";laughter."; See another instance cited under γελάω (P Oxy 471) : add BGU IV. 1141.14 (B.C. 14) καὶ γράψας αὐτῶι ὑβρίσαι με πρὸς γέλωτά μοι τοῦτο ἔγραψας .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
γελως γέλως γέλωτα γέλωτά γέλωτι γέλωτος gelos gelōs gélos gélōs
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