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Strong's #5612 - ὠρύομαι

middle voice of an apparently primary verb
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  1. to roar, to howl (of a lion, wolf, dog, and other beasts)
    1. of men, to raise a loud and inarticulate cry: either of grief, or of joy
  2. to sing with a loud voice
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7580 ‑ שָׁאַג (shaw‑ag');  
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ASV (1)
1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
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1 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[], fut. -ύσομαι LXX Hosea 11:10 : aor. ὠρῡσάμην Pi. O. 9.109: Ion. and poet. Verb, very rarely used in Att. (v. infr.),

howl, prop. of wolves and dogs, Call. Fr. 423, Theoc. 2.35, Coluth. 116, D.S. 1.87; of lions, roar, A.R. 4.1339; of animals generally, Plu. 2.973a, LXX Wi. 17.19; ὄρθιον ὤρυσαι Pi.l.c., cf. LXX Psalms 38:9(7).9; of primitive folk, either in mourning, Hdt. 3.117, or in joy, Id. 4.75; ὥσπερ ἀπόπληκτοι.. ὠρύονται Pl.Com. 130; of the sea, D.P. 83.

II trans., howl over, τῆνον μὰν θῶες, τῆνον λύκοι ὠ. Theoc. 1.71; ὠ. ἐπί τινι Luc. DMort. 10.13. The Act. only in AP 11.31 (Antip., dub.l.), Suid. (Skt. rauti (pl. ruvanti), ruváti 'bellow', Lat. ru-mor, Slav. rev-ą, raju-ti.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὠρύομαι; deponent middle; the Sept. for שָׁאַג; to roar, to howl, (of a lion, wolf, dog, and other beasts): 1 Peter 5:8 (Judges 14:5; Psalm 21:14 (); Jeremiah 2:15; Wis. 17:18; Theocritus, Plato, others); of men, to raise a loud and inarticulate cry: either of grief, Herodotus 3, 117; or of joy, id. 4, 75; to sing with a loud voice, Pindar Ol. 9, 163.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὠρύομαι ,


[in LXX for H7580;]

of animals (also of men, Hdt., al.), to roar, howl: λέων , 1 Peter 5:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
ωρυόμενοι ωρυομενος ωρυόμενος ὠρυόμενος ωρυομένων ωρυόμην ωρύοντο ωρύσεται ωρυώματος oruomenos ōruomenos oryomenos oryómenos ōryomenos ōryómenos
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