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Entry for Strong's #1868 - ἔπαινος

Transliteration
épainos
Phonetics
ep'-ahee-nos  
Word Origin
from (1909) and the base of (134)
Parts of Speech
TDNT
2:586,242
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. approbation, commendation, praise
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1926 ‑ הָדָר (haw‑dawr');  2532 ‑ חֶמְדָּה (khem‑daw');  8416 ‑ תְּהִלָּה (teh‑hil‑law');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (11) HCS (11)
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 3
Philippians 2
1 Peter 2
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 3
Philippians 2
1 Peter 2
Romans 2
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 3
Philippians 2
1 Peter 2
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASM 7
N-NSM 4
N-ASM 7
N-NSM 4
N-ASM 7
N-NSM 4
NA WH
N-ASM 7
N-NSM 4
N-ASM 7
N-NSM 4


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔπαιν-ος, ὁ,

1. approval, praise, commendation, Simon. 4.3, Pi. Fr. 181; ἔ. ἔχειν πρός τινος Hdt. 1.96; πολλῷ ἐχρᾶτο τῷ ἐ. Id. 3.3: freq. in Trag. and Att., ἐπαίνου τυχεῖν ἔκτινος S. Ant. 665, etc.; κλεινὴ καὶ ἔπαινον ἔχουσα meriting praise, ib. 817; ἔπαινον ἐπαινεῖν Pl. La. 181b: pl., praises, S. OC 720, El. 976, X. Mem. 2.1.33; τιμαὶ.. καὶ ἔ. Pl. R. 516c, etc.

2. complimentary address, panegyric (but distd. fr. ἐγκώμιον, as the general from the particular, Arist. EE 1219b15, Rh. 1367b27); ἔ. ποιεῖσθαι περί τινος Pl. Phdr. 260c; λόγον εἰπεῖν ἔπαινον Ἔρωτος Id. Smp. 177d; συντιθεὶς λόγον ἔ. κατά τινος Id. Phdr. 260b; οἱ κατὰ Δημοσθένους ἔ. Aeschin. 3.50; εἴς τινα Pl. Lg. 947c; ὑπέρ τινος Plb. 1.1.1, D.S. 13.22, D.H. 10.57.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔπαινος, ἐπαινου, (ἐπί and αἶνος (as it were, a tale for another; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. § 83, 4; Schmidt, chapter 155)); approbation, commendation, praise: Philippians 4:8; ἐκ τίνος, bestowed by one, Romans 2:29; ἔπαινον ἔχειν ἐκ τίνος, genitive of person, Romans 13:3; ἔπαινος γενήσεται ἑκάστῳ ἀπό τοῦ Θεοῦ, 1 Corinthians 4:5; with the genitive of the person to whom the praise is given, Romans 2:29; 2 Corinthians 8:18; εἰς ἔπαινον, to the obtaining of praise, 1 Peter 1:7; εἰς ἔπαινον τίνος, that a person or thing may be praised, Ephesians 1:6, 14; Philippians 1:11; (πέμπεσθαι εἰς ... ἔπαινον τίνος, 1 Peter 2:14); εἶναι εἰς ἔπαινον τίνος to be a praise to a person or thing, Ephesians 1:12.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἔπ -αινος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H8416, etc.;]

praise: Romans 2:29 Romans 13:3, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 8:18, Ephesians 1:6; Ephesians 1:12; Ephesians 1:14, Philippians 1:11 Philippians 4:8, 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 2:14.†


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

Rouffiac (Recherches, p. 49) aptly illustrates the use of this common noun in Phil I.11 from Priene 199.9 (beginning of i/B.C.) μεγίστου τέ ]τευχεν ἐπαίνου καὶ δόξης ἀτα [ράκτου, and in 1 Peter 1:7 from ib. 53.15 (ii/B.C.) ἀξίως ἐπαίνου καὶ τιμῶν ποιεῖσθαι τὰς κρίσεις. The word is MGr.

 

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List of Word Forms
επαινον έπαινον έπαινόν ἔπαινον επαινος έπαινος έπαινός ἔπαινος επαίνω epainon épainon epainos épainos
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