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Strong's #5448 - φυσιόω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G5449) in the primary sense of blowing
Parts of Speech
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  1. to make natural, to cause a thing to pass into nature
  2. to inflate, blow up, to cause to swell up
    1. to puff up, make proud
    2. to be puffed up, to bear one's self loftily, be proud
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (8)
1 Corinthians 7
Colossians 1
NAS (8)
1 Corinthians 7
Colossians 1
CSB (7)
1 Corinthians 6
Colossians 1
BSB (7)
1 Corinthians 6
Colossians 1
ESV (6)
1 Corinthians 5
Colossians 1
WEB (9)
1 Corinthians 8
Colossians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



puff up, 1 Corinthians 8:1 (for part. φυσιόων v. φυσιάω): Pass., πρὸς τὰ θέματα πεφυσιωμένος Phld. Po.Herc. 1676.9, cf. 1 Corinthians 4:6; ὑπολήψεις πεφ. Phld. Mus. p.26 K.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φυσιόω, φυσιω; passive, present φυσιοῦμαι; perfect participle πεφυσιωμενος; 1 aorist ἐφυσιωθην;

1. (from φύσις), to make natural, to cause a thing to pass into nature (Clement of Alexandria; Simplicius).

2. equivalent to φυσάω, φυσιάω (from φῦσα a pair of bellows), to inflate, blow up, blow out, to cause to swell up; tropically, to puff up, make proud: 1 Corinthians 8:1; passive, to be puffed up, to bear oneself loftily, be proud: 1 Corinthians 4:18; 1 Corinthians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 13:4; ὑπό τοῦ νως τῆς σαρκός αὐτοῦ, Colossians 2:18; ὑπέρ τίνος (see ὑπέρ, I. 2 (and cf. 5)) κατά τίνος, 1 Corinthians 4:6 (see ἵνα, II. 1 d.). (Ecclesiastical and Byzantine writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† φυσιόω , -

(< φῦσα , bellows), = cl. φυσάω , to puff or blow up, inflate. Metaph., to puff up, make proud: 1 Corinthians 8:1. Pass., to be puffed up with pride: 1 Corinthians 4:18-19; 1 Corinthians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 13:4; seq. ὑπό , Colossians 2:18; seq. ὑπὲρ . . . κατά , 1 Corinthians 4:6 (on the form of the subjc., v. M, Pr., 54; Bl., § 22, 3).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";anoint with oil,"; is applied to camels in P Flor III. 364.24 (iii/A.D.) ἐχρίσθησαν οἱ προκείμενοι κάμ (ηλοι) : see also s.v. ἀλείφω sub fin. For the meaning ";provide oil,"; cf. P Oxy XII. 1413.19 (A.D. 270–5), where the gymnasiarch is reported as saying that so-and-so promised ε ]ι ̣̓ς ̣ τ ̣ ̣ [ν τρια ]κάδα τοῦ Μεσορὴ χρεῖσαι. τῇ μὲν τριακάδι οὐκ ἔχρεισεν, ἀλλὰ τῇ ἑξῆς νεομηνίᾳ δι᾽ ἐμοῦ ε ̣̀[χρεισε ]ν, ";to provide oil on Mesore 30. On Mesore 30 he failed to provide oil, but on the first day of the following month he provided it through me"; (Edd.). The word is common in the magic papyri. See also P Leid Wvi. 24, .33 ( = II. pp. 99, 101).

From the inscrr. cf. Syll 567 (= .3 983).16 (ii/A.D.) where worshippers in a temple are described as πρότερον χρεισαμένους ἐλαίῳ, and ib. 804 ( =.3 1170).18 (ii/A.D.) νάπωι καὶ ἁλσὶν κεχρειμένος, the account of a cure. The subst. χρῖσις occurs in P Petr II. 25 (a).13 (iii/B.C.) εἰς χρῖσιν ἐλαίου, ";for the lotion of oil.";


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List of Word Forms
εφυσιωθησαν εφυσιώθησάν ἐφυσιώθησάν πεφυσιωμενοι πεφυσιωμένοι πεφυσιωμενων πεφυσιωμένων φυσιοι φυσιοί φυσιοῖ φυσιουμενος φυσιούμενος φυσιουσθε φυσιούσθε φυσιοῦσθε φυσιουται φυσιούται φυσιοῦται ephusiothesan ephusiōthēsan ephysiothesan ephysiōthēsan ephysiṓthesán ephysiṓthēsán pephusiomenoi pephusiōmenoi pephusiomenon pephusiōmenōn pephysiomenoi pephysioménoi pephysiōmenoi pephysiōménoi pephysiomenon pephysioménon pephysiōmenōn pephysiōménōn phusioi phusioumenos phusiousthe phusioutai physioi physioî physioumenos physioúmenos physiousthe physioûsthe physioutai physioûtai
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