corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Lexicons

Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2028 - ἐπονομάζω

Word Origin
from (1909) and (3687)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to put a name upon, name
  2. to be named
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2142 ‑ זָכַר (zaw‑kar');  5344 ‑ נָקַב (naw‑kab');  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Romans 1
Romans 1
Romans 1
V-PPI-2S 1
V-PPI-2S 1
V-PPI-2S 1
V-PPI-2S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. apply a word (accus.) as a name to a thing (dat.), ᾧ γένει κέραμον ἐπωνομάκαμεν to which sort we have given the name pottery, Pl. Ti. 60d; ᾧ τὸ ἔστιν ἐπονομάζεις Id. Tht. 185c; πᾶσι ταὐτὸν ἐ. ὄνομα Id. Plt. 263c (reversely, τίς Ἀλεξάνδρῳ τὸν ἑαυτοῦ βίον ἐπονομάζει καθάπερ Πλάτωνι; who dedicates his life to A., calls himself an Alexandrist? Them. Or. 31.354b): Pass., τῇ ἀρχῇ ὕβρις ἐπωνομάσθη the name insolence was given to this rule, Pl. Phdr. 238a, cf. Cra. 404b.

2. call by a name, ἀπὸ τοῦ θεῖν θεοὺς αὐτοὺς ἐπονομάσαι [φαίνονται] ib. 397d; τὰς Μούσας ἀπὸ τοῦ μῶσθαι τὸ ὄνομα τοῦτο ἐ. called the Muses by this name (viz. Muses), ib. 406a; ἐ. αὐτὰ τῇ ἐκείνων ἐπωνυμίᾳ Id. Phd. 103b; with εἶναι pleon., Id. Prm. 133d: Pass., to be named, ἀπό τινος after one, Th. 6.2, etc.; also τινος, to be named the temple of.., E. HF 1329, Pl. Lg. 738b (but in 626d the gen. depends on ἄξιος); πατρόθεν ἐ. Id. Ly. 204e; πατρὸς.. δαῖτ' ἐπωνομασμένην, i.e. called after Agamemnon (cf. ἐπώνυμος), S. El. 284; esp. to be surnamed, Th. 2.29; Ἰουδαῖος ἐπονομάζῃ Romans 2:17.

3. generally, name, call so and so, ἀφνειὸν ἐ. τὸ χωρίον Th. 1.13; σοφιστὴν ἐ. σεαυτόν Pl. Prt. 349a, cf. Phd. 113b, al.; παρακαταθήκην ἐ. D. 28.15.

4. pronounce a name, ἐ. τὰ οὐνόματα ἐν τῷ ὕμνῳ Hdt. 4.35, cf. 7.117; ἐπονομάζων τινά uttering his name as he throws the cottabus, Cratin. 273, cf. Clearch.Com. 1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπονομάζω: (present passive ἐπονομάζομαι); from Herodotus down; the Sept. for קָרָא; to put a name upon, name; passive to be named: Romans 2:17; cf. Fritzsche at the passage.

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission.
Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπ -ονομάζω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7121;]

to name, call by a name, surname: pass., Romans 2:17.†

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

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. is found in the Median parchment P Saï d Khan 1 A. .11 (B.C. 88) (= JHS xxxv. p. 28) τειμὴν ἀμπέλου τῆς οὔσης ἐν κώμῃ Κωπάνει τὴν ἐπονομαζομένην Δαδβακανράς, and so B. .11.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
επονομαζη ἐπονομάζῃ επονομάζουσι επονομάζουσιν επονομάσαι επονομάσας επονομάσω επωνόμασαν επωνόμασε επωνόμασεν επωνομάσθη eponomaze eponomazē eponomázei eponomázēi
Lectionary Calendar
Monday, October 19th, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
Search for…
Choose a letter to browse:
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology