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Strong's #5379 - φιλονεικία

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  1. love of strife, eagerness to contend
  2. contention
    1. in a good sense, emulation
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Thayer's Expanded Definition

φιλονεικία, φιλονεικίας, (φιλόνεικος, which see), love of strife, eagerness to contend (Plato, Plutarch, Lucian, others; 4 Macc. 1:26); contention: Luke 22:24. (2 Macc. 4:4; Thucydides 8, 76; Josephus, Antiquities 7, 8, 4; Antoninus 3, 4; in a good sense, emulation, Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, Plutarch, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** φιλονεικία , -ας ,

(< φιλόνεικος ),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:4, 4 Maccabees 1:26; 4 Maccabees 8:26*;]

love of strife, rivalry, emulation (Plat., al.), but mostly in bad sense (Thuc., al.), contentiousness, contention: Luke 22:24 (but v. Field, Notes, 75 f.).†

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

";joy"; : BGU IV. 1141.3 (B.C. 14) μετὰ ] π ̣ο ̣λ ̣λ ̣ ̣ς ̣ [χ ]αρᾶς, P Fay 20.1 (iii/iv A.D.) an edict, perhaps of the Emperor Juiian (see Archiv ii. p. 169) which begins— [πω ]ς μὴ διὰ τὸ τῆς χαρᾶς τῆ [ς ] ἑαυτῶν δήλωσιν ποιήσασθαι ε. . . νην ἐπ᾽ ἐμοὶ παρελθόντι ἐπὶ τὴν ἀρχὴν. . ., ";lest for the sake of making a manifestation of their joy at my accession to empire . . ."; (Edd.), P Iand I. 13.18 (iv/A.D.) ἵνα μετὰ χαρᾶς σε ἀπολάβωμεν (cf. Mat. 13:20), and the inscr. Preisigke 991.6 (A.D. 290) μετὰ πάσης χαρᾶς καὶ ἱλαρίας.

In the Christian P Oxy VIII. 1162.5 Λέων πρεσβύτερος τοῖς. . . πρεσβυτ [ ]ροις καὶ διακώνοις ἀ [γ ]απητοῖ [ς ] ἀδελφοῖς ἐν κ (υρί)ῳ θ (ε)ῷ χαρᾷ χα [ ]ρειν, ";Leon, presbyter, to the presbyters and deacons, beloved brothers in the Lord God, fullness of joy"; (Ed.), we have an ex. of the cogn. dat., as in Joh. 3:29 : for a corresponding usage in the LXX, cf. Thackeray Gr. i. p. 48 ff.

Χαρά is common as a proper name : see Preisigke Namenbuch s.v. In MGr the word is used for a ";festival,"; ";wedding.";


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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