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Strong's #4157 - πνοή

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4154)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. breath, breath of life
  2. wind
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Strong #: 5315 ‑ נֶפֶשׁ (neh'‑fesh);  5397 ‑ נְשָׁמָה (nesh‑aw‑maw');  7307 ‑ רוּחַ (roo'‑akh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πνοή, ῆς, ἡ,

Ep. πνοιή, always in Hom.; Dor. πνοά (v. infr.); Lyr. πνοιά Pi. O. 3.31, B. 5.28: ( πνέω ):

blowing, blast, πνοιαὶ παντοίων ἀνέμων Il. 17.55, cf. Od. 4.839, Hes. Th. 253, 268; πνοιὴ Βορέαο Il. 5.697:abs., blast, breeze, 11.622, 13.590, etc.; ὀλίγη π. a light breeze, Arr. Tact. 34.4; π. βιαία a stiff breeze, ib. 35.4; οἷον π. εἰς ἄλλο Plot. 6.3.23; esp. to denote excessive swiftness, ἅμα πνοιῇς ἀνέμοιο along with, i.e.swift as, blasts of wind, Il. 24.342, etc.; ἅμα πνοιῇ Ζεφύροιο 19.415; ἐπέτοντο μετὰ πνοιῇς ἀνέμοιο Od. 2.148; πέτετο πνοιῇς ἀνέμοιο Il. 12.207; ἅμα πνοιῇσι πετέσθην 16.149; imitated by Ar. Av. 1396 (lyr.), ἅμ' ἀνέμων πνοαῖσι βαίην; freq. in Trag., ταχύπτεροι πνοαί A. Pr. 88; πνοαὶ δ' ἀπὸ Στρυμόνος μολοῦσαι Id. Ag. 192 (lyr.), cf. 654, Ar. Nu. 161, Arist. Mu. 392b11, etc.; blast of bellows, Th. 4.100 . II breathing hard, panting, of horses, Il. 23.380, S. El. 719 (pl.).

2. generally, breath, ἔμπνους μέν εἰμι . . καὶ πνοὰς . . πνέω E. HF 1092; μητρὸς οἴχονται πνοαί Id. Or. 421: metaph., πνοιὴ Ἡφαίστοιο the breath of Hephaestus, i.e. flame, Il. 21.355; πυρὸς πνοᾷ E. Tr. 815 (lyr.); πρὶν καταιγίσαι πνοὰς Ἄρεως A. Th. 63, cf. 115 (lyr.); θεοῦ πνοαῖσιν ἐμμανεῖς E. Ba. 1094; πνοαὶ Ἀφροδίτης Id. IA 69; θυμοῦ πνοαί Id. Ph. 454 .

III vapour, exhalation, σποδὸς προπέμπει πλούτου πνοάς, of a burning city, A. Ag. 820; τηγάνου π. Eub. 75.8, cf. Antiph. 217.7; λιβάνου πνοαί Anaxandr. 41.37 (anap.). breath of a wind-instrument, Αἰολῇσιν ἐν πνοαῖσιν αὐλῶν Pi. N. 3.79; αὐλῶν π. Ar. Ra. 313; σύριγγος πνοά E. Or. 145 (lyr.). Poet. ( Pl. Cra. 419d is no exception), once in Th. and freq. in later Prose (v. supr.) for πνεῦμα.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πνοή, πνοῆς, (πνέω), from Homer down, the Sept. for נְשָׁמָה

1. breath, the breath of life: Acts 17:25 (Genesis 2:7; Proverbs 24:12; Sir. 30:29 (21); 2 Macc. 3:31 2Macc. 7:9).

2. wind: Acts 2:2 (Job 37:9). (Cf. πνεῦμα, 1 b.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πνοή , -ῆς , ή

(< πνέω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H5397;]

1. a blowing, blast, wind: Acts 2:2.

2. a breathing, breath: Acts 17:25 (Genesis 2:7, al.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
πνοή πνοην πνοήν πνοὴν πνοης πνοής πνοῆς πόα πόαν pnoen pnoēn pnoḕn pnoes pnoês pnoēs pnoē̂s
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