Lectionary Calendar
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
We are taking food to Ukrainians still living near the front lines. You can help by getting your church involved.
Click to donate today!

Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #4288 - προθυμία

from (G4289)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
Search for…
Browse by letter:
Prev Entry
Next Entry
  1. zeal, spirit, eagerness
  2. inclination, readiness of mind
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (4)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 3
BSB (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
CSB (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
ESV (4)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
KJV (6)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 5
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
LSB (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
N95 (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
NAS (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
NLT (4)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
WEB (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
YLT (5)
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. -ιη, ἡ,

readiness, willingness, eagerness, ᾗσι προθυμίῃσι [] pepoiqw/s Il. 2.588; opp. ἀθυμία, X. Cyr. 1.6.13; τῶν πέρι καί τινα ἐνάγει π. μαχόμενον ἀποθνῄσκειν Hdt. 5.49; προθυμίας οὐδὲν ἐλλείπεις A. Pr. 343; μηδὲν ἀπολείπειν π. Pl. Lg. 961c; οὐ μὴν ἀνήσω νῦν π. E. Hipp. 285; π. ἐμβαλεῖν τινι X. Cyr. 1.6.13, etc.; πάσῃ π. with all zeal, Pl. R. 412e; διὰ τὴν π. Plb. 1.20.15; ὑπὸ προθυμίας by my eagerness, Pl. Phd. 91c: pl., τὰς ἄγαν π. E. Or. 708 .

2. c. gen. pers., ἐκ τῆς Κλεομένεος π. at his desire, Hdt. 6.65, cf. E. Hipp. 1329; κατὰ τὴν τούτου π. as far as his desire goes, Hdt. 1.124; τοῦ θεοῦ προθυμίᾳ by the will of the god, E. Ion 1385; also ἡ ἐμὴ π. Lys. 12.99 .

3. c. gen. objecti, πᾶσαν π. σωτηρίης . . παρεχόμενοι showing the utmost zeal to save it, Hdt. 4.98; π. ἔργου readiness for action, will or purpose to act, S. Tr. 669, cf. E. IT 616; π. τοῦ ἐθέλειν κινδυνεύειν Pl. Lg. 697d, cf. 935d, etc.

4. π. ἔχειν, = προθυμεῖσθαι, Hdt. 7.19, 53:c. inf., ἔσχε π. στρατεύσασθαι Id. 1.204, cf. E. Tr. 689; πᾶσαν π. ἔχειν Pl. Prt. 327b, cf. 361c: also c. part., ἔφη πᾶσαν π. σχεῖν δεόμενος Id. Ti. 23d; also π. ἔχειν ὅπως . . Id. Mx. 247a .

II goodwill, ready kindness, Ἑλλήνων εἵνεκα ἔργον . . ἔργασμαι ὑπὸ προθυμίης Hdt. 9.45; εἴς τινας X. HG 6.5.43; πλείστην π. περὶ ὑμᾶς, π. πολλὴν περί σε, Id. An. 7.6.11, 7.7.45; ὑπέρ τινων D. 1.8; π. ἐδείξαμεν Th. 1.74 .

III desire of natural functions, Sor. 1.66, 2.20, 45; πρὸς τὸ κνᾶσθαι Herod.Med. ap. Aët. 5.129 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προθυμία, προθυμίας, (πρόθυμος), from Homer down;

1. zeal, spirit, eagerness;

2. inclination; readiness of mind: so Acts 17:11; 2 Corinthians 8:11f, 19; 2 Corinthians 9:2.

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** προθυμία , -ας ,

(<πρόθυμος ),

[in LXX: Sirach 45:23*;]

eagerness, willingness, readiness: Acts 17:11, 2 Corinthians 8:11-12; 2 Corinthians 8:19; 2 Corinthians 9:2.†

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

προτίθημι is very common in the papyri = ";proclaim,"; ";set forth"; publicly, an edict or notice, e.g. P Oxy I. 34 versoiii. 14 (A.D. 127) προτεθήτω, ";let this edict be publicly issued"; (Edd.), ib. VIII. 1100.2 (A.D. 206) διατάγματος προτεθέντος ὑπ᾽ ἐμοῦ ἐν τῇ λαμπροτάτ [ῃ πόλει τῶν Ἀλεξανδρέων ] ἀντίγραφον, ib. XIV. 1633.37 (A.D. 275) δημ (οσίᾳ) προετέθ (η). Cf. P Tor I. 1ii. 6 (B.C. 116) ἐνέβαλον ἔντευξιν εἰς τὸ προτεθὲν (";expositum";) ὑπ᾽ αὐτῶν ἀγγεῖον (";vas";) ἐν τῇ Διοσπόλει, P Amh II 85.19 (A.D.78) ἐὰν φαίνη <ται > προτεθ [ ]ναι τῆσδε τῆς μισθώσεως ἀντίγραφον ἐπὶ τὰς καθηκούσας ἡμέρας δέκα, ";subject to your consenting to the publication of this lease for the legal period of ten days"; (Edd.), BGU II. 372ii. 18 (A.D. 154) ἔστω π [ρο ]θεσμία [αὐτο ]ῖς, ἐξ οὗ ἂν τοῦτ ̣[ ] μου τὸ διάταγ [μ ]α ἐν ἑκά [στ ]ῳ νομῷ προτεθῇ μῆνες γ ¯, ";let their limit of time be three months from the date of publication of my edict in each several nome,"; and P Strass I. 22.8 (iii/A.D.) προετέθη ἐν Ἀλεξ ̣ανδ [ρ ]είᾳ η ¯ (ἔτει) Φαρμοῦθι κδ ̄.

This meaning of ";set forth publicly"; is preferred for προέθετο by SH ad Romans 3:25 (cf. Deissmann BS p. 129 ff.); but Moulton on the strength of an inscr. suggests that the meaning may rather be ";offered,"; or ";provided"; for a propitiatory gift. The inscr. is Syll 325 (= .3 708).15 (before B.C. 100) τισὶν δὲ τῶν πολειτῶν ε [ἰς ] λύτρα προτιθεὶς (sc. χρήματα) ἔδειξεν ἑαυτὸν πρὸς πᾶσαν ἀπάντησιν τῶν σωζομένων εὐομείλητον, which Moulton renders, ";offering money for the ransom of other citizens, he showed himself gracious at every welcoming of those who from time to time safely returned."; See further Exp VIII. i. p. 475 f.

A medical receipt for quartan fever, P Oxy VIII. 1088.57 (early i/A.D.), runs—·φακὸν πρὸς τοὺς πόδας πρ ̣οτιθείς, καὶ σκεπάζειν ἱματίοις, ";apply a warm bottle to the feet, and cover him up with blankets.";


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
προθυμια προθυμία προθυμιαν προθυμίαν προθυμιας προθυμίας prothumia prothumian prothumias prothymia prothymía prothymian prothymían prothymias prothymías
Ads FreeProfile