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Strong's #437 - ἀνθομολογέομαι

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G473) and the middle voice of (G3670)
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  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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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.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνθομολογέομαι, ἀνθομολγοῦμαι: (imperfect ἀνθωμολογουμην); (ἀντί and ὁμολογέομαι); in Greek writings (from Demosthenes down)

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 (ἀντί before, over against; cf. ἐξομυλογεῖσθαι ἔναντι κυρίου, 2 Chronicles 7:6) anyone" (see Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part iii., p. 19f): τάς ἁμαρτίας to confess sins, Josephus, Antiquities 8, 10, 3 (Bekker reads ἀνομολογουμενους); cf. 1 Esdr. 8:88 (90). τίνι, to declare something in honor of one, to celebrate his praises, give thanks to him, Luke 2:38; (for הודָה in Psalm 78:13 (); 3Macc. 6:33; (Daniel 4:31 (34) the Sept.; Test. xii. Patr. test. Jud. § 1)).

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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.


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List of Word Forms
ανθομολογήσει ανθομολογησόμεθά ανθωμολογειτο ανθωμολογείτο ἀνθωμολογεῖτο anthomologeito anthomologeîto anthōmologeito anthōmologeîto
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