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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #212 - ἀλαζονεία

Transliteration
alazoneía
Phonetics
al-ad-zon-i'-a  
Word Origin
from (213)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
1:226,36
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. empty, braggart talk
  2. an insolent and empty assurance, which trusts in its own power and resources and shamefully despises and violates divine laws and human rights
  3. an impious and empty presumption which trusts in the stability of earthy things
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
James 1
1 John 1
James 1
1 John 1
James 1
1 John 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-DPF 1
N-NSF 1
N-DPF 1
N-NSF 1
N-DPF 1
N-NSF 1
NA WH
N-DPF 1
N-NSF 1
N-DPF 1
N-NSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀλαζ-ονεία, ἡ,

false pretension, imposture, Pl. Grg. 525a, D. 22.47, etc., cf. Arist. EN 1127a13, Thphr. Char. 23; ὑπ' ἀλαζονείας Ar. Ra. 919: in pl., Id. Eq. 290, 903, Isoc. 12.20; boastfulness, Procop. Pers. 1.11: metaph., ἀ. χορδῶν their over-readiness to sound, opp. ἐξάρνησις, Pl. R. 531b. [That penult. is long appears from Ar.ll. cc., Men. 737.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀλαζονεία, and ἀλαζονία (which spelling, not uncommon in later Greek, T WH adopt (see Iota)), ἀλαζονείας, (from ἀλαζονεύομαι, i. e. to act the ἀλαζών, which see);

a. in secular writings (from Aristophanes down) generally empty, bragqart talk sometimes also empty display in act, swagger. For illustration see Xenophon, Cyril 2, 2, 12; mem. 1, 7; Aristotle, eth. Nic. 4, 13, p. 1127, Bekker edition; (also Trench, § xxix.), b. "an insolent and empty assurance, which trusts in its own power and resources and shamefully despises and violates divine laws and human riqhts:" 2 Macc. 9:8; Wis. 5:8.

c. an impious and empty presumption which trusts in the stability of earthly things, (R. V. vaunting): James 4:16 (where the plural has reference to the various occasions on which this presumption shows itself; (cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 77 (67))); τοῦ βίου, display in one's style of living, (R. V. vainglory), 1 John 2:16.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀλαζονία

(Rec. -εία , the earlier form), -ας ,

(< ἀλαζών ),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 5:8; Wisdom of Solomon 17:7; Wisdom of Solomon 17:2,4 Maccabees 5:1-38 *;]

the character of an ἀλαζών , boastfulness, vainglory, vaunting: James 4:16 (Mayor, in l), 1 John 2:16.†


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

To its later literary record may be added Test. xii. patr., Joshua 17:1-18 οὐχ ὕψωσα ἐμαυτὸν ἐν ἀλαζονείᾳ διὰ τὴν κοσμικὴν δόξαν μου , ἀλλ᾽ ἤμην ἐν αὐτοῖς ὡς εἶς τῶν ἐλαχίστων (cited by Mayor on James 4:16).

 

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
αλαζονεία ἀλαζονεία αλαζονείαις ἀλαζονείαις αλαζονεύου αλαζονια ἀλαζονία αλαζονιαις ἀλαζονίαις alazoneia alazoneía alazoneiais alazoneíais
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