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Entry for Strong's #2295 - θαῦμα

Word Origin
apparently from a form of (2300)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a wonderful thing, a marvel
  2. wonder
    1. to wonder [with great wonder i.e.] exceedingly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2384 ‑ חִזָּיוֹן (khiz‑zaw‑yone');  8074 ‑ שָׁמֵם (shaw‑mame');  8178 ‑ שַׂעַר (sah'‑ar);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Revelation 1
2 Corinthians 1
Revelation 1
2 Corinthians 1
Revelation 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θαῦμα, ατος, τό,

Ion. θῶμα (cf. θαυμάζω): (v. θεάομαι):


1. of objects, wonder, marvel, in always in sg., Il. 13.99, etc.; θαῦμ' ἐτέτυκτο πελώριον, of Polyphemus, Od. 9.190; θαῦμα βροτοῖσι, of a beautiful woman, 11.287; ἄσπετόν τι θ., of Hercules, S. Tr. 961 (lyr.), etc.: freq. c. inf., θ. ἰδέσθαι a wonder to behold, Il. 5.725, etc.; θ. ἰδεῖν h.Ven. 205, Hes. Sc. 318; θ. ἰδεῖν εὐκοσμίας E. Ba. 693; θ. ἀκοῦσαι Pi. P. 1.26; θ. ἀνέλπιστον μαθεῖν S. Tr. 673, etc.; θαῦμ' ὅτι.. strange that.., Theoc. 15.2; οὐ θαῦμά [ἐστι ] no wonder, Pi. N. 10.50; so καὶ θ. γ' οὐδέν and no wonder, Ar. Pl. 99; τὸ μὴ πείθεσθαι θ. οὐδέν Pl. R. 498d, etc.; τί τοῦτο θ.; E. Hipp. 439; ἦ μάλα θ. κύων ὅδε κεῖται Od. 17.306; θῶμα ποιεῖσθαί τι Hdt. 1.68; τί τινος Id. 9.58; τινος Id. 7.99; περί τινος Id. 3.23: after Hom. in pl., θαύματ' ἐμοὶ κλύειν A. Ag. 1166 (v.l. θραύματ') θαύματ' ἀνθρώποις ὁρᾶν E. Ion 1142; θαυμάτων κρείσσονα or πέρα things more than wondrous, Id. Ba. 667, Hec. 714.

2. in pl., also, puppetshow, toy theatre, θ. δεικνύναι, ἐπιδεικνύναι, Pl. R. 514b, Lg. 658c; ἐν θ. Thphr. Char. 6.4, cf. 27.7, Ph. 1.28; mountebank-gambols, X. Smp. 2.1, cf. 7.3 (sg.); ἐν τοῖς θ. ὑπεκρίνετο μίμους in the jugglers' booths, Ath. 10.452f; of menageries, Isoc. 15.213; of mechanical devices, Arist. Mech. 848a11: metaph., ἔνιοι θ. ποιοῦσιν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ Phld. Rh. 1.99S.: sg., puppet, Pl. Lg. 644d; trick, τὸ τῆς σοφιστικῆς δυνάμεως θ. Id. Sph. 233a.

II wonder, astonishment, θ. μ' ἔχει ὡς.. Od. 10.326, etc.; ἔσχον θ. S. El. 897; θ. δ' ὄμμασιν πάρα A. Eu. 407; θ. μ' ὑπέρχεται S. El. 928; μ' ἐλάμβανε θ. Ar. Av. 511; θαύματος ἄξιος worthy of wonder, E. Hipp. 906, etc.; ἐν θώματι εἶναι to be astonished, Hdt. 1.68, cf. Th. 8.14; ἐν θώματι ἔχεσθαι, ἐνέχεσθαι, Hdt. 8.135, 7.128; ἐν θ. ἐνέχεσθαί τινος at a thing, Id. 9.37; ἐν θαύματι ποιεῖσθαι Plu. Pomp. 14; διὰ θαύματος σχεῖν Hdn. 2.2.7: pl., θαυμάτων ἐπάξια E. Ba. 716, cf. Pl. Lg. 967a.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θαῦμα, θαυματός, τό (ΘΑΟΜΑΙ (to wonder at), to gaze at, cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Gram. § 114 under the word; Ausf. Spr. ii., p. 196; Curtius, § 308);

1. a wonderful thing, a marvel: 2 Corinthians 11:14 L T Tr WH.

2. wonder: θαυμάζειν θαῦμα μέγα (cf. Winers Grammar, § 32, 2; (Buttmann, § 131, 5)), to wonder (with great wonder i. e.) exceedingly, Revelation 17:6. (In both senses in Greek writings from Homer down; the Sept. Job 17:8; Job 18:20.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θαῦμα , -τος , τό ,

[in LXX: Job 17:8; Job 18:20; Job 20:8; Job 21:5 (H8178, etc.)*;]

1. a wonder: 2 Corinthians 11:14.

2. wonder: Revelation 17:6.†

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

For this subst. (MGr θᾶμα), which in the NT is confined to 2 Corinthians 11:14, Revelation 17:6, we may cite Preisigke 1002 (time of Diocletian?) where a certain Antonius Theodoras states that he had stayed for a considerable time ἐν τῇ βασιλ [ευ ]ο [ ]σῃ Ῥώμῃ. . . καὶ τὰ ἐκεῖ θαύματ [α ] εἶδον καὶ τὰ ἐνταῦθα, and ib. 1909 Καθολικὸς Θέοδμος [ . . ]ν ἤγαγεν ἐς τόδε θαῦ [μα, and the poetical inscr. describing the foundation of Magnesia in which the words occur—καὶ θαῦμα καταθνητοῖσιν ἐφάνθη (Magn 17.18). See also the sepulchral inscr. Kaibel 591.2 (ii/iii A.D.) where a certain Nilus is described as—

ῥητορικός, μέγα θαῦμα, φέρων σημεῖον ἐφ᾽ αὑτῷ,

and ib. 909.5 (iv/A.D.)

Πάντη Πλουτάρχοιο κλέος, πάντη δέ τε θαῦμα,

πάντη δ᾽ εὐνομίης εὖχος ἀπειρέσιον.


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