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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1111 - γογγύζω
- to murmur, mutter, grumble, say anything against in a low tone
- of the cooing of doves
- of those who confer secretly together
- of those who discontentedly complain
Ion. (Phryn. 336) and later Gr. for Att. τονθορύζω,
1. mutter, murmur, grumble, ἐπί τινι LXX Numbers 14:29; cf. Numbers 17:5; κατά τινος Matthew 20:11; περί τινος John 6:41, etc.: abs., PPetr. 3p.130 (iii B. C.), LXX Numbers 11:1, POxy. 33 iii 14 (ii A. D.), Arr. Epict. 1.29.55.
2. of doves, coo, Poll. 5.89. (Cf. Skt. ga[ndot ]gûyati 'utter cries of joy'.)
† γογγύζω ,
[in LXX chiefly for H3885;]
to mutter, murmur: 1 Corinthians 10:10; seq. κατά , Matthew 20:11; πρός , Luke 5:30; περί , John 6:41; John 6:61; μετ᾽ αλλήλων , John 6:43; c. acc, seq. περί , John 7:32 (cf. δια -γογγύζω ).†
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This familiar LXX and NT word is fairly attested = ";murmur"; in the vernacular, as in P Petr II. 9(3).9 (B.C. 241–39) τὸ πλήρωμα γογγύζει φάμενοι ἀδικεῖσθαι , ";the gang (of workmen) are murmuring, saying that they are being wronged."; In the curious papyrus P Oxy I. 33iii. 14 (late ii/A.D.), describing an interview between the Emperor (? Marcus Aurelius) and a rebel, a veteran present interposes with the remark, κύριε , κάθῃ , Ῥωμαῖοι γονγύζο [υσ ]ι , ";Lord, while you are sitting in judgement, the Romans are murmuring."; The verb is MGr. Thumb, Hellen. p. 215, discusses this and other alleged Ionic loans to the later Attic and the Κοινή : see under γογγυσμός .
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