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Strong's #2298 - θαυμαστός

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  1. wonderful, marvellous
    1. worthy of pious admiration, admirable, excellent
    2. passing human comprehension
    3. causing amazement joined with terror
    4. marvellous
      1. extraordinary, striking, surprising
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 117 ‑ אַדִּיר (ad‑deer');  3372 ‑ יָרֵא (yaw‑ray');  4103 ‑ מְהוּמָה (meh‑hoo‑maw');  6004 ‑ עָמַם (aw‑mam');  6381 ‑ פָּלָא (paw‑law');  6382 ‑ פֶּלֶא (peh'‑leh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. θωμ-, ή, όν,

I wonderful, marvellous, first in neut. as Adv., θαυμαστὸν γανόωντα h.Cer. 10; ἔργα μεγάλα καὶ θ. Hdt. 1 Prooem.; θ. καρπός Id. 9.122; θ. λόχος γυναικῶν, of the Furies, A. Eu. 46; οὐδὲν τούτων θαυμαστὸν ἐμοί S. Ph. 191, etc.; ὃ πάντων -ότατον Pl. Smp. 220a; θ. πλέγμα, Medic., the rete mirabile, Gal. 5.196: c. acc., θαυμαστὴ τὸ κάλλος Pl. Phd. 110c; πᾶσαν ἀρετήν Id. Lg. 945e: c. gen., τῆς εὐσταθείας Plu. Publ. 14; τῆς ἐπιεικείας Id. Per. 39: c. dat., πλήθει Id. Caes. 6; πλέοσι ἐσόμεθα θωμαστότεροι Hdt. 9.122; πρός τι Plu. 2.980d: folld. by an interrog., εἰ, etc., θαυμαστὸν ὅσον.., Lat. mirum quantum, Pl. Tht. 150d, etc.; θαυμαστὸν ἡλίκον D. 24.122; θαυμαστά γ', εἰ.. X. Smp. 4.3; οὐδὲν θ., εἰ.., Pl. Phdr. 279a, R. 390a; οὐ δὴ θ., εἰ.. D. 2.23. Adv. -τῶς Pl. Lg. 633b; θαυμαστῶς ὡς σφόδρα Id. R. 331a: neut. pl. as Adv., Id. Smp. 192b; θαυμαστὰ ὡς S. Fr. 960, E. IA 943.

II admirable, excellent, πατήρ, υἱός, ὄλβος, Pi. P. 3.71, 4.241, N. 9.45; ἁνὴρ γὰρ οὐ στενακτὸς.., ἀλλ' εἴ τις βροτῶν θ. S. OC 1665; iron., πράξας μὲν εὖ θ. ἂν γένοιτ' ἀνήρ A. Pers. 212; strange, absurd, θ. καὶ γελοῖα Pl. Tht. 154b; θαυμαστὰ δρῶντες ib. 151a; θαυμαστὰ ἐργάζεται behaves in an extraordinary way, Id. Smp. 213d, cf. θαυμάσιος 111; θαυμαστὸν ποιεῖς, ὅς.. X. Mem. 2.7.13; ὦ θαυμαστέ Pl. Plt. 265a; ὦ θαυμαστότατοι X. An. 7.7.10.

III to be worshipped, οὐδείς μ' ἀρέσκει νυκτὶ θαυμαστὸς θεῶν E. Hipp. 106.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θαυμαστός, θαυμαστή, θαυμαστόν (θαυμάζω), in Greek writings from (Homer (h. Cer. etc.)), Herodotus, Pindar down; (interchanged in Greek writings with θαυμάσιος, cf. Lob. Path. Elem. 2:341); wonderful, marvellous; i. e., a. worthy of pious admiration, admirable, excellent: 1 Peter 2:9 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 36, 2 [ET]; for אַדִּיר, Psalm 8:2; Psalm 92:4 () (5)).

b. passing human comprehension: Matthew 21:42 and Mark 12:11, (from Psalm 117:22 ff ( ff), where for נִפְלָא, as Job 13:3; Micah 7:15, etc.).

c. causing amazement joined with terror: Revelation 15:1, 3, (so for נורָא, Exodus 15:11, etc.).

d. marvellous i. e. extraordinary, striking, surprising: 2 Corinthians 11:14 R G (see θαῦμα, 1); John 9:30.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θαυμαστός , - , -όν

(< θαυμάζω ),

[in LXX for H6381 and cogn. forms (Psalms 118:22-23; Psalms 119:129, Isaiah 25:1, al.), H3372 ni. (Exodus 15:11, Psalms 65:5, al.), H117 (Psalms 8:1; Psalms 8:9; Psalms 93:4), etc.;]

wonderful, marvellous: Matthew 21:42 (LXX) Mark 12:11, John 9:30, 1 Peter 2:9, Revelation 15:1; Revelation 15:3.†

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

θαυμαστός occurs in the important soldier’s narrative regarding the Syrian campaign during the reign of Ptolemy III., P Petr II, 45iii. 15 ]σαν γὰρ θαυμαστοί —the immediately preceding words are unfortunately lost. See also the Christian amulet P Oxy VIII. 1151.53 (v/A.D. ?) ὅτι τὸ ὄνομά σου, κ (ύρι)ε ὁ θ (εό)ς, ἐπικαλεσά [μ ]ην τὸ θαυμαστὸν καὶ ὑπερένδοξον καὶ φοβερὸν τοῖς ὑπεναντι ̣ο ̣ι ̣ς, ";upon thy name, O Lord God, have I called, the wonderful and exceeding glorious name, the terror of thy foes"; (Ed.). From the inscrr. we may note Preisigke 1908 θαυμαστὰς σύριγγας.


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
εθαυμαστώθη εθαυμαστώθης εθαυμάστωσε εθαυμάστωσεν θαυμαστα θαυμαστά θαυμαστὰ θαυμαστάς θαυμαστη θαυμαστή θαυμαστὴ θαυμαστής θαυμαστοί θαυμαστον θαυμαστόν θαυμαστὸν θαυμαστός θαυμαστώς θαυμάστωσον thaumasta thaumastà thaumaste thaumastē thaumastḕ thaumaston thaumastón thaumastòn
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