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Strong's #2133 - εὔνοια

Root Word (Etymology)
from the same as (G2132)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὔνοιᾰ, ἡ,

lon. εὐνοίη (εὔνοιαν is f.l. in Hdt. 3.36), poet. εὐνοΐη IG 14.815: (εὔνους):

I goodwill, favour (dist. fr. φιλία, Arist. EN 1155b33, 1166b30), κατὰ εὐνοίην Hdt. 6.108; δι' εὐνοίας Th. 2.40; δι' εὔνοιαν Pl. Prt. 337b; εὐνοίας ἕνεκα Docum. ap. D. 18.54, etc.; εὐνοίας ἕνεκα τῆς εἰς τὸν δῆμον IG 22.212.32, etc.; κατ' εὔνοιαν κρίνειν partially, Antipho 3.4.1; κατ' εὔνοιαν φρενῶν A. Supp. 940; μετ' εὐνοίας And. 1.9, Pl. Phdr. 241c, D. 18.276, Ephesians 6:7; ὑπ' εὐνοίας D. 2.9; εὐνοίῃ τι ποιῆσαι Hdt. 7.239; εὐνοίᾳ λέγειν S. Ph. 1322; εὐνοίᾳ μᾶλλον ἢ ἐλέγχῳ τὰ γιγνόμενα δοκιμάζειν Lys. 31.22; εὐνοίᾳ τῇ σῇ for the love of you, Pl. Grg. 486a: with objective gen., ἐπ' εὐνοίᾳ χθονός for love of fatherland, A. Th. 1012; εὐνοίᾳ τῇ ἑαυτοῦ Pl. Grg. 485a; ἕνεκα τῆς τῶν Ἑλλήνων εὐνοίας goodwill towards them, X. An. 4.7.20; [ εὔνοιαν] ἔχειν εἴς τινα Docum. ap. D. 18.54; πρός τινα Pl. R. 470a; πρὸς τὸν δῆμον IPE 12.32.7 (Olbia), etc.; εὔ. παρὰ τῶν θεῶν D. 2.1; εὔνοιαν ἔκ τινων κτᾶσθαι X. Cyr. 8.2.22; εὔνοιαν παρασχεῖν to show favour, S. Tr. 708; ἔργῳ δεικνύναι Antipho 5.76; εὔνοιαν ἔχειν to wish heartily that.., Th. 2.11; ὡς ἑκατέρων τις εὐνοίας.. ἔχοι Id. 1.22; ἡ εὔ. παρὰ πολὺ ἐποίει τῶν ἀνθρώπων μᾶλλον ἐς τοὺς Λακεδαιμονίους Id. 2.8: in pl., impulses of kindness, favours, τοῖς ἥσσοσιν γὰρ πᾶς τις εὐνοίας φέρει A. Supp. 489; Ἀρτέμιδος εὐνοίαισι Id. Th. 450; ταῖς εὐ. μεθ' ὑμῶν ἦσαν Isoc. 14.15; but, acts of kindness, favours, D.S. 15.9.

II gift or present in token of goodwill, D. 19.282: pl., benevolences, Id. 8.25. [ εὔνοια as dactyl, Arch.Pap. 1.220 (twice, ii B.C.).]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὔνοια, εὐνοίας, (ἐυνως), good-will, kindness: 1 Corinthians 7:3 Rec.; μετ' εὐνοίας, Ephesians 6:7. (From Aeschylus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὔνοια , -ας ,

(< εὔνοος ),

[in LXX: Ezra 2:23, al.;]

goodwill: Ephesians 6:7 (of slaves; cf. MM, Exp., xiv).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With the use of εὔνοια in Ephesians 6:7, cf. P Oxy III. 494.6 (A.D. 156) where a testator sets free certain slaves κατ᾽ εὔνοιαν καὶ φιλοστοργίαν. Other examples are ib. 642 (ii/A.D.) πεφροντίκαμεν τῆς πρὸς ὑμᾶς. . . εὐνοίας καὶ ἀρετῆς, P Tebt II. 326.10 (c. A.D. 266) εὐνοίᾳ καὶ πίστι καὶ τῇ τοῦ γένους οἰκειότητι, ";owing to his kindness, fidelity, and ties of kinship"; (Edd.), Syll 722.13 (Cretan—ii/B.C.) ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ τὰν εὔνοιαν ἃν ἔχει πορτὶ τὰν πόλιν, and so frequently in the inscrr. In P Par 63.160 (B.C. 164) (= P Petr III. p. 32) οἷς ὀφειλόμενόν ἐστι διὰ [τὴν ] πρὸς τὰ [πρ ]άγματ᾽ εὔνοιαν ἀσμενῶς ἐπιδεξάσθαι τὸ προτεινόμενον, Mahaffy renders ";whose duty it is, on account of their loyalty to the existing state of affairs, to receive what is proposed cheerfully."; A different turn is given to the word in BGU IV. 1121.19 (B.C. 5) ἐργάζεσθαι δὲ τὰ μεμισθωμένα. . . τῇ καθηκούσῃ ε ̣υ ̣̓ν ̣ο ̣ι ̣α ̣ͅ : cf. P Giss I. 56.14 (vi/A.D.) πᾶσα ]ν [σπου ]δη ̣̣ν κα [ ] εὔνοια ̣ν ποιε ̣ῖσθαι, and the Jewish inscr. in C. and B. ii. p. 650 (c. A.D. 60–80) διά τε τὴν ἐνάρετον (";virtuous";) αὐτῶν [βί ]ωσιν καὶ τὴν π [ρ ]ὸς τὴν συναγωγὴν εὔνοιάν τε καὶ σπουδήν. For the adj. εὔνους (as in 4 Maccabees 4:3) cf. Syll 649.19 (B.C. 282–1) ὅσ ]οι εἰσὶν εὔνους καὶ φίλοι τοῦ δήμου (on the heterocl. plur. see Meisterhans Gr. p. 149) : it occurs as a proper name in BGU III. 999 i. 4 (B.C. 99) al. (cf. Mayser Gr. p. 258).


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List of Word Forms
εύνοιαν ευνοιας ευνοίας εὐνοίας eunoias eunoías
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