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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2028 - ἐπονομάζω

from (G1909) and (G3687)
Parts of Speech
  1. to put a name upon, name
  2. to be named
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2142 ‑ זָכַר (zaw‑kar');  5344 ‑ נָקַב (naw‑kab');  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  
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ESV (1)
WEB (1)
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. apply a word (accus.) as a name to a thing (dat.), ᾧ γένει κέραμον ἐπωνομάκαμεν to which sort we have given the name pottery, Pl. Ti. 60d; ᾧ τὸ ἔστιν ἐπονομάζεις Id. Tht. 185c; πᾶσι ταὐτὸν ἐ. ὄνομα Id. Plt. 263c (reversely, τίς Ἀλεξάνδρῳ τὸν ἑαυτοῦ βίον ἐπονομάζει καθάπερ Πλάτωνι; who dedicates his life to A., calls himself an Alexandrist? Them. Or. 31.354b): Pass., τῇ ἀρχῇ ὕβρις ἐπωνομάσθη the name insolence was given to this rule, Pl. Phdr. 238a, cf. Cra. 404b.

2. call by a name, ἀπὸ τοῦ θεῖν θεοὺς αὐτοὺς ἐπονομάσαι [φαίνονται] ib. 397d; τὰς Μούσας ἀπὸ τοῦ μῶσθαι τὸ ὄνομα τοῦτο ἐ. called the Muses by this name (viz. Muses), ib. 406a; ἐ. αὐτὰ τῇ ἐκείνων ἐπωνυμίᾳ Id. Phd. 103b; with εἶναι pleon., Id. Prm. 133d: Pass., to be named, ἀπό τινος after one, Th. 6.2, etc.; also τινος, to be named the temple of.., E. HF 1329, Pl. Lg. 738b (but in 626d the gen. depends on ἄξιος); πατρόθεν ἐ. Id. Ly. 204e; πατρὸς.. δαῖτ' ἐπωνομασμένην, i.e. called after Agamemnon (cf. ἐπώνυμος), S. El. 284; esp. to be surnamed, Th. 2.29; Ἰουδαῖος ἐπονομάζῃ Romans 2:17.

3. generally, name, call so and so, ἀφνειὸν ἐ. τὸ χωρίον Th. 1.13; σοφιστὴν ἐ. σεαυτόν Pl. Prt. 349a, cf. Phd. 113b, al.; παρακαταθήκην ἐ. D. 28.15.

4. pronounce a name, ἐ. τὰ οὐνόματα ἐν τῷ ὕμνῳ Hdt. 4.35, cf. 7.117; ἐπονομάζων τινά uttering his name as he throws the cottabus, Cratin. 273, cf. Clearch.Com. 1.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπ -ονομάζω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7121;]

to name, call by a name, surname: pass., Romans 2:17.†

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

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. is found in the Median parchment P Saï d Khan 1 A. .11 (B.C. 88) (= JHS xxxv. p. 28) τειμὴν ἀμπέλου τῆς οὔσης ἐν κώμῃ Κωπάνει τὴν ἐπονομαζομένην Δαδβακανράς, and so B. .11.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
επονομαζη ἐπονομάζῃ επονομάζουσι επονομάζουσιν επονομάσαι επονομάσας επονομάσω επωνόμασαν επωνόμασε επωνόμασεν επωνομάσθη eponomaze eponomazē eponomázei eponomázēi
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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