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Strong's #2811 - κλέος

from a shorter form of (G2564)
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. rumour, report
  2. glory, praise
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Strong #: 8088 ‑ שֵׁמַע (shay'‑mah);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κλέος, τό, Dor. κλέϝος GDI 1537 (Crissa, = Röhl Imag. 3pp.87/8 No.1), only nom. and acc. sg. and pl.: pl. κλέᾰ (before a vowel) Hom. (v. infr. 11.1), κλεῖα (nisi leg. κλέεα) Hes. Th. 100: (κλέω A):

I rumour, report, τί δὴ κ. ἔστ' ἀνὰ ἄστυ; Od. 16.461; κ. εὐρὺ φόνου 23.137; ὄσσαν.., ἥ τε μάλιστα φέρει κ. ἀνθρώποισι 1.283; σὸν κ. news of thee, 13.415: c. gen., μετὰ κ. ἵκετ' Ἀχαιῶν the report of their coming, Il. 11.227, cf. 13.364; κείνου κατὰ κ. at the news of his coming, Pi. P. 4.125; τῶν ἐμῶν κακῶν κ. S. Ph. 251; rumour, opp. certainty, κ. οἶον ἀκούομεν οὐδέ τι ἴδμεν Il. 2.486; γυναικογήρυτον κ. A. Ag. 487 (lyr.).


1. goodreport, fame, freq.in Hom., κ. ἐσθλόν Il. 5.3; ἀνδρὸς τοῦ κ. εὐρὺ καθ' Ἑλλάδα Od. 1.344: abs., τῷ μὲν κ., ἄμμι δὲ πένθος Il. 4.197; τὸ δ' ἐμὸν κ. οὔ ποτ' ὀλεῖται 7.91, cf. 2.325; κ. εἶναί τινι to be a glory to him, 22.514; κ. οὐρανὸν ἵκει 8.192, Od. 9.20; κ. οὐρανὸν εὐρὺν ἵκανε 8.74; κ. ἄφθιτον Sapph. Supp. 20a. 4, Ibyc. Oxy. 1790.47, GDI l.c.; κ. ἀρέσθαι, εὑρέσθαι, Pi. O. 9.101, P. 3.111; γίνεσθε κατὰ κ. ὧδε μαχηταί in renown, BCH 24.71 (Acraeph., iii B.C.); λαβεῖν S. Ph. 1347; κ. αἰχμᾶς glory in or for.., Pi. P. 1.66; τῆς μελλοῦς κ. A. Ag. 1356; κ. σου μαντικόν ib. 1098; μικροῦ δ' ἀγῶνος οὐ μέγ' ἔρχεται κ. S. Fr. 938: less freq. in Prose, κ. ἀέναον Heraclit. 29; μένοντι δὲ.. κ. μέγα ἐλείπετο Hdt. 7.220; κ. καταθέσθαι to lay up store of glory, Id. 9.78; τιμὴν καὶ κ. ἔσχεν Ar. Ra. 1035; πόρρω κ. ἥκει Id. Ach. 646; κ. οὐρανόμηκες Id. Nu. 459; κ. ἔχειν τὰ περὶ τὰς ναῦς Th. 1.25; παρ' ἀνθρώποις ἀείμνηστον κ. ἔχει τινά X. Cyn. 1.6; κ. ἀθάνατον καταθέσθαι Pl. Smp. 208c; κ. τε καὶ ἔπαινος πρὸς ἀνθρώπων Id. Lg. 663a; περὶ χώρας ἀκούειν κ. μέγα Lys. 2.5; κ. ἕξειν ἔν τινι Ath.Mech. 15.4; ποῖον κ., εἰ..; 1 Peter 2:20 : pl., ἄειδε δ' ἄρα κλέα ἀνδρῶν the lays of their achievements, Il. 9.189, cf. 524, Od. 8.73; κλέα φωτῶν μνήσομαι A.R. 1.1.

2. rarely in bad sense, δύσφαμον κ. ill repute, Pi. N. 8.36; αἰσχρὸν κ. E. Hel. 135, cf. Ar. Fr. 796: both senses in Th. 2.45 ἧς ἂν ἐπ' ἐλάχιστον ἀρετῆς πέρι ἢ ψόγου.. κ. ᾖ of whom there is least talk either for praise or blame. (Cf. Skt. śrávas 'fame', Slav. slovo 'word', 'glory'; cogn. with κλέω (A), κλύω.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κλέος, κλεους, τό (κλέω equivalent to καλέω);

1. rumor, report.

2. glory, praise: 1 Peter 2:20. (In both senses common in Greek writings from Homer down; for שֵׁמַע , Job 28:22.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κλέος , -ους , τό ,

[in LXX: Job 28:22 (H8088) Job 30:8*;]

1. a rumour, report.

2. good report, fame, glory: 1 Peter 2:20.†

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

For the derived sense of ";glory,"; ";fame,"; which this word has in its only NT occurrence (1 Peter 2:20 : cf. Job 28:22), see PSI IV. 341.3 (B.C. 256–5) ἀκούοντες γὰρ τὸ κλέος τῆς πόλεως, P Oxy I. 33 verso.12 (late ii/AD.) κλέος σοί ἐστιν ὑπὲρ τῆς γλυκυτάτης σου πατρίδος τελευτῆσαι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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κλεος κλέος kleos kléos
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