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Entry for Strong's #2293 - θαρσέω

Word Origin
from (2294)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be of good courage, be of good cheer
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 561 ‑ אֵמֶר (ay'‑mer);  982 ‑ בָּטַח (baw‑takh');  3372 ‑ יָרֵא (yaw‑ray');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (7) HCS (7)
Matthew 3
Mark 2
Luke 1
John 1
Acts 1
Matthew 3
Mark 2
John 1
Acts 1
Matthew 3
Mark 2
John 1
Acts 1
V-PAM-2P 3
V-PAM-2S 5
V-PAM-2P 3
V-PAM-2S 4
V-PAM-2P 3
V-PAM-2S 5
V-PAM-2P 3
V-PAM-2S 4

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Att. θαρρέω (cf. pr. n. Θαρρίας IG 12.847), Aeol. part. θέρσεισα (v.l. θαρς-) Theoc. 28.3: (θάρσος):

I to be of good courage, τεθαρσήκασι λαοί Il. 9.420, etc.; ἄνευ νοῦ, σὺν νῷ, Pl. Men. 88b; in bad sense, to be over-bold, ὕβρει θ. Th. 2.65: μάτην θ. Pl. Tht. 189d:


1 abs., Il.l.c., etc.; θάρσει fear not! 4.184, A. Supp. 732, etc.; θαρσεῖτε ib. 600, 910; θάρσει, θυμέ Sopat. 14; θάρρει Ar. Pl. 328, al.: in Epitaphs, θάρσει.. οὐδεὶς ἀθάνατος CIG 5200b (Ptolemais), etc.: part. in an adverb. sense, θαρσήσας μάλα εἰπέ with good courage, Il. 1.85, cf. A. Ch. 666; κόμπασον θαρσῶν Id. Ag. 1671, cf. Pr. 916, S. OC 491; θαρσέοντες πλούτου πέρι ἐρίζετε Hdt. 5.49; πῖθι θαρρῶν Alex. 232; λέγε τοίνυν θαρρῶν Pl. Phdr. 243e; θαρρῶν πλείονα ἔθυεν ἢ ὀκνῶν ηὔχετο X. Ages. 11.2; τὸ τεθαρρηκός confidence, Plu. Fab. 26; τὸ θαρροῦν τῆς ὄψεως Id. Cat.Mi. 44: in aor., pluck up courage, καὶ τότε δὴ θάρσησε Il. 1.92.

2. c.acc., θάρσει τόνδε γ' ἄεθλον fear not about this contest, Od. 8.197; later, feelconfidence against, have no fear of, πάντα Hdt. 7.50; θ. γέροντος χεῖρα E. Andr. 993, cf. S. OC 649; θάνατον Pl. Phd. 88b; τὸ τοιοῦτον σῶμα.. οἱ μὲν ἐχθροὶ θαρροῦσιν.. Id. Phdr. 239d; θ. τὸ ἀποκρίνασθαι Id. Euthd. 275c; οὔτε Φίλιππος ἐθάρρει τούτους οὔτε οὗτοι Φίλιππον D. 3.7; χωρίον Philostr. Her. 1.3: c.acc. cogn., ἠλίθιον θάρρος θ. Pl. Phd. 95c; αἰσχρὰ θάρρη θ. Id. Prt. 360b; ταὐτά τισι θ. καὶ φοβεῖσθαι X. HG 2.4.9; venture, θ. τὰς μάχας Id. An. 3.2.20: Pass., to be risked, Philostr. Im. 1.17. c. acc. pers., also, to have confidence in, τινα X. Cyr. 5.5.42, D.C. 51.11. θ. τινί τι entrust to.., Marin. Procl. 9.

3. c. dat., have confidence in, τεθαρσηκότες τοῖσι ὄρνισι Hdt. 3.76; ἑαυτῷ Plu. 2.69c (s.v.l.); τοῖς χρήμασι PGoodsp.Cair. 15.19 (iv A.D.).

4. with Preps., θ. περί.. to be confident about.., S. Aj. 793, Pl. R. 574b; ὑπὲρ ἑαυτῶν ib. 566b; διά τι Isoc. 3.55; ἐπί τινι Id. 6.60; πρός τι Pl. Prt. 350b; πρὸς ἐμαυτόν in myself, Ar. Ec. 1060.

5. c. inf., believe confidently that.., S. Ant. 668; also θ. ὅτι.. Th. 1.81, etc.; θ. τὸ ἐξελέγξειν D. 19.3. c. inf., make bold, venture, X. Cyr. 8.8.6, Plu. Per. 22, Ant.Lib. 19.2.

II trans., inspire with confidence, [ λόγοι] οἵ με θαρσοῖεν J. AJ 19.1.9.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θαρσέω, θάρσω; (see θαρρέω); to be of good courage, be of good cheer; in the N. T. only in the imperative: θάρσει, Luke 8:48 R G; Matthew 9:2, 22; Mark 10:49; Acts 23:11 (the Sept. for תִּירָא אַל, Genesis 35:17, etc.); θαρσεῖτε, Matthew 14:27; Mark 6:50; John 16:33 (the Sept. for אַל־תּירְאוּ, Exodus 14:13; Joel 2:22, etc.). (Synonym: see τολμάω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θαρσέω , -

(see θαρρέω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H3372, c. neg.;]

to be of good courage: imperat., θάραει , -εῖτε , Matthew 9:2; Matthew 9:22; Matthew 14:27, Mark 6:50; Mark 10:49, John 16:33, Acts 23:11.†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

θαρσέω, which in the NT is found only in the imper., may be illustrated by P Par 51.10 (B.C. 160) (= Selections, p. 19) ὄμμα. . ψυχῆς θάρσ [ει, ";eye . . of my soul, take courage."; See also P Petr II. 1.8 (iii/B.C.) θαρσήσας ὠικονόμησα, P Lond 354.9 (c. B.C. 10) (= II. p. 164) ἐθάρσησαν ἐπιδόντες, BGU IV. 1080.14 (iii/A.D. ?) περὶ τούτου θαρσῶν ἀμέλι (l. ἀμέλει). For the form θαρσύνω, cf. Aristeas 272 θαρσύνας δὲ τοῦτον ἕτερον ἐπηρώτα κτλ., ";he spoke encouragingly to him, and asked another"; etc. (Thackeray).


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