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Strong's #3888 - παραμυθέομαι

from (G3844) and the middle voice of a derivative of (G3454)
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  1. to speak to, address one, whether by way of admonition and incentive, or to calm and console
    1. to encourage, console
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


encourage, exhort one to do a thing, c. dat. pers. et inf., τοῖς ἄλλοισιν ἐγὼ παραμυθησαίμην οἴκαδ' ἀποπλείειν Il. 9.417, cf. 684, 15.45: later c. dat. pers. only, PFay. 19.6 (ii A. D.): also c. acc. pers. et inf., πῶς οὖν αὐτοὺς παραμυθησόμεθα προθύμους εἶναι; Pl. Lg. 666a; παραμυθοῦ μ' (sc. ποιεῖν) ὅ τι καὶ πείσεις A. Pr. 1063 (anap.); θαρσεῖν (sc. σε) οὐδὲν παραμυθοῦμαι S. Ant. 935 (anap.).

2. speak soothingly to, c. acc., παρεμυθεῖτο attempted to reassure them, Th. 3.75, cf. Pl. R. 476e, etc.; encourage a dog, X. Cyn. 6.25: metaph., παραμυθεῖται ὁ σκάφος τὴν διψῶσαν ἄμπελον Gp. 3.5.4; console, comfort, τινα Hdt. 2.121. δ', Th. 2.44, Alcid. Soph. 10, Pl. Prt. 346b, al.; ἡ φιλοσοφία τὴν ψυχὴν ἠρέμα παραμυθεῖται Id. Phd. 83a; π. τινὰ λόγοισι Ar. V. 115; τινὰ ὀψαρίοις Id. Fr. 45; τινὰ ἐπὶ τῇ κολάσει Luc. Tox. 33; ἑαυτὸν τῆς ἥττης D.C. 48.46; ταῖς ἐλπίσιν τἀλγεινὰ π. Men. 641: c. neut. Adj., πόλλ' ἂν εἶχέ τις αὑτὸν παραμυθήσασθαι D. 21.214; π. τὰς πόλεις ὡς.. console.. by saying that.., X. HG 4.8.1.

3. relieve, assuage, abate, π. ὁ οἶνος τὴν τοῦ γήρως δυσθυμίαν Thphr. Fr. 120; Ἐπίκουρος τἀποθνῄσκειν π. Demetr.Lac. Herc. 1013.13; ᾄδουσιν ἡσυχῇ τὸ ἔργον -ούμενοι D.Chr. 1.9; π. τὰς ἐν στρατοπέδοις συμφοράς Onos. 1.13; π. τὸν φθόνον, τὸ πένθος, τὴν ξυμφοράν, Plu. Alc. 13, Luc. Philops. 27, DMort. 28.3; [ θρίδακες] κόρυζαν π. Gp. 12.13.11; πῦρ ἀνάψαντες τὸ πικρὸν τοῦ κρυμοῦ π. Alciphr. 1.1.

4. soflen down, palliate, τὸ τῆς μοναρχίας ὄνομα Plu. Cleom. 11; διὰ τῶν τῆς γοργότητος ἰδίων τὸ λίαν ὕπτιον Hermog. Id. 2.4; explain away, τὸ μυθῶδες Plu. 2.248b; excuse, τὴν ἀπὸ μικρῶν ἐπίκλησιν Str. 13.1.64.

5. support, justify a thesis, S.E. M. 7.66, al., cf. παραμυθητέον 3; explain, Simp. in Ph. 9.32.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραμυθέομαι, παραμυθοῦμαι; 1 aorist παρεμυθησαμην; from Homer down; to speak to, address one, whether by way of admonition and incentive, or to calm and console; hence, equivalent to to encourage, console: τινα, John 11:31; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (); ; τινα περί τίνος, John 11:19.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** παρα -μυθέομαι , -οῦμαι ,

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 15:9 (Sm. 8)*;]

1. to encourage, exhort.

2. to comfort, console: c. acc pers., John 11:31, 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; id. seq. περί , John 11:19.†

SYN.: παρακαλέω G3870.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

πεισμονή in Galatians 5:8 may be either act. ";the act of persuasion,"; or pass, ";the being persuaded"; : see Lightfoot or Burton (ICC) ad 1. for exx. of both usages. For πεῖσμα see the vi/A.D. P Oxy VI. 943.5 f. Σερῆνος γὰρ. . . διὰ πίσματος γυναικὸς ἐδίωξεν Κόλλουθον τὸν εὐλαβέστατον ἐκ τοῦ λο <υ >τροῦ, καὶ ὅτε ἐποίησεν τὸ πῖσμα αὐτοῦ οὐ θέλει ἀποστῆναι, ";for Serenus through the persuasion of his wife chased the most discreet Colluthus out of the bath, and having done what he was persuaded to do will not depart"; (Edd.).


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List of Word Forms
παραμυθεισθε παραμυθείσθε παραμυθεῖσθε παραμυθησωνται παραμυθήσωνται παραμυθουμενοι παραμυθούμενοι paramutheisthe paramuthesontai paramuthēsōntai paramuthoumenoi paramytheisthe paramytheîsthe paramythesontai paramythēsōntai paramythḗsontai paramythḗsōntai paramythoumenoi paramythoúmenoi
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