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Entry for Strong's #2358 - θριαμβεύω

Word Origin
from a prolonged compound of the base of (2360)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to triumph, to celebrate a triumph
  2. cause one to triumph
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1
2 Corinthians 1
Colossians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


pf. τεθριάμβευκα Id. Ant. 34: (θρίαμβος):

I triumph, Plb. 6.53.7, Posidon. 1 J., Plu. Pomp. 45, etc.; ἀπό τινος triumph over, Id. Rom. 25, App. Gall. 1; κατὰ τῆς πατρίδος Plu. Cor. 35, cf. App. BC 1.80; ἐπί τινι ib. 4.31; also θ. ἐπὶ νίκῃ Hdn. 3.9.1; ἀπὸ μάχης Plu. Publ. 9: c. acc. cogn., θ. νίκην ἄδακρυν Id. 2.318b; δεύτερον θρίαμβον Id. Fab. 23.


1. lead in triumph, of conquered enemies, τινα Id. Comp.Thes. Romans 4:1-25, Colossians 2:15 : Pass., -εύεσθαι ὑπό τινος Plu. Cor. 35; μηδ' ἐν ἐμοὶ περιίδῃς -εύομενον σεαυτόν Id. Ant. 84.

2. lead in triumph, as a general does his army, metaph., ἡμᾶς ἐν Χριστῷ 2 Corinthians 2:14.

III divulge, noise abroad, Phot., cf. Suid. s.v. ἐξεφοίτα.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θριαμβεύω; 1 aorist participle θριαμβεύσας; (θρίαμβος, a hymn sung in festal processions in honor of Bacchus; among the Romans, a triumphal procession (Latintriumphus, with which word it is thought to be allied; cf. Vanicek, p. 317));

1. to triumph, to celebrate a triumph (Dionysius Halicarnassus, Appendix, Plutarch, Hdian, others); τινα, over one (as Plutarch, Thes. and Rom. comp. 4): Colossians 2:15 (where it signifies the victory won by God over the demoniacal powers through Christ's death).

2. by a usage unknown to secular authors, with a Hiphil or cuasative force (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 23 and § 38,1 (cf. Buttmann, 147 (129))), with the accusative of a person, to cause one to triumph, i. e. metaphorically, to grant one complete success, 2 Corinthians 2:14 (but others reject the causative sense; see Meyer at the passage; Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† θριαμβεύω

(< θρίαμβος , 1. a festal hymn to Bacchus. 2. The Roman triumphus),

1. to triumph (and rarely, c. acc, to triumph over; so perh. Colossians 2:15, but v. infr.).

2. to lead in triumph: c. acc pers., 2 Corinthians 2:14; hence, generally, to make a spectacle or show of: Colossians 2:15 (but v. supr.; cf. MM, Exp., xv; and esp. Field, Notes, 181).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

A cognate verb appears in BGU IV. 1061.19 (B.C. 14) περὶ ὧν καὶ ἐν αὐτῆι τῆι Σιναρὺ παρεδόθησαν καὶ πρὸς τὸ μὴ ἐκθριαμβισθῆναι τὸ πρᾶγμα ἀπε [λύθησαν, ";for which crimes they were delivered up in Sinary itself, and were released in order that the affair should not be noised abroad."; (So Dr. A. S. Hunt, who kindly notes for us Basil De Spir. Sanct, xxvii. ἐκθριαμβεύειν, and Photius, who glosses θριαμβεύσας with δημοσιεύσας). This meaning is obviously allied to 2 Corinthians 2:14 ";make a show of,"; and contributes additional evidence against the impossible rendering of the AV (cf. Field Notes , p. 181). Lietzmann (HZNT ad l.) prefers to take the verb in the further weakened sense of περιάγειν, ";herümfuhren";; Ramsay (Luke, p. 297 f.), on the other hand, keeps to the military metaphor and translates : ";Thanks be to God, who always leads us (His soldiers) in the train of His triumph"; : cf. also Pope in Exp T xxi. p. 19 ff., Menzies Comm. ad l., and Robertson Gr. p. 148.


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