Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #212 - ἀλαζονεία
- empty, braggart talk
- an insolent and empty assurance, which trusts in its own power and resources and shamefully despises and violates divine laws and human rights
- an impious and empty presumption which trusts in the stability of earthy things
false pretension, imposture, Pl. Grg. 525a, D. 22.47, etc., cf. Arist. EN 1127a13, Thphr. Char. 23; ὑπ' ἀλαζονείας Ar. Ra. 919: in pl., Id. Eq. 290, 903, Isoc. 12.20; boastfulness, Procop. Pers. 1.11: metaph., ἀ. χορδῶν their over-readiness to sound, opp. ἐξάρνησις, Pl. R. 531b. [That penult. is long appears from Ar.ll. cc., Men. 737.]
(Rec. -εία , the earlier form), -ας , ἡ
(< ἀλαζών ),
[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 5:8; Wisdom of Solomon 17:7; Wisdom of Solomon 17:2,4 Maccabees 5:1-38 *;]
the character of an ἀλαζών , boastfulness, vainglory, vaunting: James 4:16 (Mayor, in l), 1 John 2:16.†
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To its later literary record may be added Test. xii. patr., Joshua 17:1-18 οὐχ ὕψωσα ἐμαυτὸν ἐν ἀλαζονείᾳ διὰ τὴν κοσμικὴν δόξαν μου , ἀλλ᾽ ἤμην ἐν αὐτοῖς ὡς εἶς τῶν ἐλαχίστων (cited by Mayor on James 4:16).
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