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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #437 - ἀνθομολογέομαι

from (G473) and the middle voice of (G3670)
Parts of Speech
  1. to reply by professing or by confessing
  2. to agree mutually (in turn), to make a compact
  3. to acknowledge in the presence of
    1. to give thanks
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3034 ‑ יָדָה (yaw‑daw');  7624 ‑ שְׁבַח (sheb‑akh');  
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KJV (1)
NAS (2)
HCS (1)
BSB (1)
ESV (1)
WEB (1)
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I make a mutual agreement or covenant, πρός τινα D. 33.8 (s.v.l.), Plb. 5.105.2; ὑπέρ τινος 15.19.9; τινί PTeb. 21.6 (ii B.C.); περί τινος ib. 410.14 (16 A.D.).


1. confess freely and openly, τὰς ἀρετάς τινος D.S. 1.70; ἁμαρτίας J. AJ 8.10.3; τὸν τοῦ βασιλέως θάνατον Plb. 15.25.4: abs., 30.8.7.

2. admit, signify, πρός τινα μηδὲν ἑωρακέναι 29.17.1; ὡς.. Plu. Brut. 16.

3. assent, agree, τοῖς εἰρημένοις Plb. 28.4.4.

4. return thanks to God, LXX Psalms 78:13(79).13. Luke 2:38; χάριν ἀ. return thanks, Plu. Aem. 11: Act., -λογέω admit a claim, is late, PGrenf. 2.71i i14 (iii A.D.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνθ -ομολογέομαι , -οῦμαι

(ἀντί , ὁμολογέομαι ),

[in LXX: Psalms 79:13 (H3034), Da LXX Daniel 4:34 (H7624), 1 Esdras 8:91, Sirach 20:2, 3 Maccabees 6:33 *;]

1. to make a mutual agreement (Dem., Polyb.).

2. to acknowledge fully, confess (Diod., Polyb., cf. 1Esdras, l.c.).

3. C. dat. pers., to declare one's praises, speak fully in prayer or thanksgiving, give thanks to (cf. Ps, l.c.): Luke 2:38 (Cremer, 771; MM, VGT, s.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Oxy IV. 743.34 (and .40) (B.C. 2) (= Witkowski .2, p. 130) ὡς ἀνθομολογη (σομένῳ) ὑπέρ σου ὡς ὑπ ̣(έρ) μου, where the Edd. render ";as he will agree in everything for you just as for me"; : cf. P Giss I. 71.7 (ii/A.D.) ὥσ ̣[τε. . α ]ὐτὸν παραγενόμενον ἀν [θομο ]λογήσασθαί σου τῆι εἴς [με σπου ]δῆι ";may answer to, come up to,"; and P Tebt I. 21.6 (B.C. 115) καὶ Ἀρίστιππον αὐτῶι ἀνθομολογήσεσθαι, ";and that A. will come to an understanding with him"; (Edd.), P Par 42.7 (B.C. 156) καὶ ὁ ἀδελφός σου ἀνθωμολογεῖτο μὴ ἠδικεῖσθαι ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ. Add P Tebt II. 410.14 (A.D. 16) ἀνθο ]μολογήσηται περὶ τῆς σπ [ο ]υδῆς, ";he may answer for your activity."; In P Grenf II. 71ii. 14 (A.D. 244–8) καὶ ἐπερωτηθέντες ἀνθωμολογήσαμεν περὶ τ [ο ]ῦ ταῦθ᾽ οὕτως ὀρθῶς καὶ καλῶς γεγηνῆσθαι, the active appears with the meaning ";acknowledge,"; ";formally admit,"; the correctness of a legal form.


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
ανθομολογήσει ανθομολογησόμεθά ανθωμολογειτο ανθωμολογείτο ἀνθωμολογεῖτο anthomologeito anthomologeîto anthōmologeito anthōmologeîto
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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