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Strong's #2351 - θόρυβος

Root Word (Etymology)
from the base of (G2360)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. a noise, tumult, uproar
    1. of persons wailing
    2. of a clamorous and excited multitude
    3. of riotous persons
  2. a tumult, as a breach of public order
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 17 ‑ אֲבוֹי (ab‑o'ee);  1995 ‑ הָמֹן (haw‑mone', haw‑mone');  4103 ‑ מְהוּמָה (meh‑hoo‑maw');  6343 ‑ פַּחַד (pakh'‑ad);  7460 ‑ רָעַד (raw‑ad');  8643 ‑ תְּרוּעָה (ter‑oo‑aw');  
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NAS (7)
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CSB (7)
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BSB (7)
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ESV (7)
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WEB (6)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θόρῠβ-ος, ὁ,


1. noise, esp. the confused noise of a crowded assembly, uproar, clamour, Pi. O. 10(11).72, Th. 8.92, etc.; θόρυβος βοῆς a confused clamour, S. Ph. 1263; θ. στρατιωτῶν Ar. Ach. 546; θ. Πυκνίτης Com.Adesp. 45D.; θ. παρέχειν ἐν ταῖς βουλαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις OGI 48.9 (Ptolemais, iii B.C.); less freq. of an individual, E. Or. 905; of animals, θόρυβον δ' οὐκ ἐφίλησαν ὄνων Call. Aet.Oxy. 2079.30.

2. esp. in token of approbation or the contrary, Pl. R. 492b, 492c: applause, θ. Ληναΐτης Ar. Eq. 547; θ. καὶ ἔπαινος Pl. Prt. 339d, D. 19.195; θόρυβον καὶ κρότον ἐποιήσατε Id. 21.14. groans, murmurs, And. 2.15; μεγάλοι θόρυβοι κατ έχουσ' ἡμᾶς great murmurs are abroad among us, S. Aj. 142 (anap.).


1. tumult, confusion, θ. παρασχεῖν τινι Hdt. 7.181; ἐς θ. ἀπικέσθαι, καταστῆναι, Id. 8.56, Th. 4.104; ἐγένετο ὁ θ. μέγας, in a battle, ib. 14; κραυγὴ καὶ θ. Phld. Hom. p.22 O.: pl., θ. ὀχλώδεις καὶ παροινίαι Men. Mon. 239.

2. confusion of mind, θορύβους ἐνθυμηματικοὺς καὶ ἀποφθεγματικοὺς παρασκευάζειν Epicur. Nat. 14.9; ὁ παρὰ κακὰς δόξας θ. Phld. Rh. 2.31 S., cf. 40S.

III c. inf., ἐς θόρυβον ἤλυθον.. λευσθῆναι I ran a risk of being stoned, E. IA 1349 (troch.). (Perh. cogn. with τονθορύζω.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θόρυβος, θορύβου, (akin to θρως, τύρβη, τρυβάζω (but τύρβη etc. seem to come from another root; cf. Curtius, § 250)), a noise, tumult, uproar: of persons wailing, Mark 5:38; of a clamorous and excited multitude, Matthew 27:24; of riotous persons, Acts 20:1; Acts 21:34; a tumult, as a breach of public order, Matthew 26:5; Mark 14:2; Acts 24:18. (In Greek writings from Pindar and Herodotus down; several times in the Sept..)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θόρυβος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H1995, etc.;]

a noise, uproar, tumult, as of an excited mob: Matthew 26:5; Matthew 27:24, Mark 14:2, Acts 20:1; Acts 21:34; Acts 24:18; of mourners, = ὄχλος θορυβούμενος , Mark 5:38.†

*† θορυράζω

(< θόρυβος ), = τυρβάζω (q.v.),

to disturb, trouble: pass., Luke 10:41.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the stronger sense of this word ";riot,"; ";disturbance,"; as in Mark 14:2 (Vg. tumultui), Acts 20:1; Acts 24:18, cf. P Tebt I. 15.8 (B.C. 114) θορύβου γενομένου ἐν τῆι κώ (μηι) with reference to a village riot and an attack upon the epistates by two persons. See also OGIS 48.9 (iii/B.C.) ὁρῶντές τινας τῶν πολιτῶν [μ ]ὴ ὀρθῶς ἀνα [στρ ]ε [φ ]ομένους καὶ θόρυβον οὐ τὸν τυχόντα παρ [έχ ]οντας ἐν τ [αῖς ] βουλαῖς [καὶ ] ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις. . . [μέχρι βίας καὶ ] ἀσ [ε ]βείας, Magn 114.8 ἰς ταραχὴν καὶ θορύβους ἐνπίπτειν.


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List of Word Forms
θορυβον θόρυβον θορυβος θόρυβος θορυβου θορύβου θορύβων θράσει θρασεία θρασύ θρασυκάρδιος θρασύνεται θρασύς θραύσει θραύσις θραύσμα θραύσμά θραύσματος θραυσμός thorubon thorubos thorubou thorybon thórybon thorybos thórybos thorybou thorýbou
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