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Entry for Strong's #3889 - παραμυθία

Word Origin
from (3888)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. any address, whether made for the purpose of persuading, or of arousing and stimulating, or of calming and consoling
    1. consolation, comfort
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

παραμῡθ-ία, ἡ,

encouragement, exhortation, Pl. R. 450d, Phld. Ir. p.65 W.(pl.); reassurance, gentle persuasion, Pl. Phd. 70b, Lg. 720a.

2. consolation, Id. Ax. 365a, Arr. Epict. 1.1.18; diversion, distraction, Pl. Sph. 224a.

3. relief from, abatement of, φθόνου Plu. Them. 22; τῶν πόνων καὶ τῶν κινδύνων Id. Dio 52, etc.; π. ταλαιπωρούντων, of sleep, Secund. Sent. 13.

4. explanation, solution of a difficulty, π. πρὸς τὴν ἀπορίαν Plu. 2.395f, cf. 929f, Simp. in Ph. 361.19.

5. excuse, ἔχειν τινὰ π. Longin. 4.7, cf. Hermog. Id. 1.11, al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραμυθία, παραμυθιας, (παραμυθέομαι), in classical Greek any address, whether made for the purpose of persuading, or of arousing and stimulating, or of calming and consoling; once in the N. T., like the Latinallocutio (Seneca, ad Marc. 1; ad Helv. 1), equivalent to consolation, comfort: 1 Corinthians 14:3. (So Plato, Ax., p. 365 a.; Aeschines dial. Socrates 3, 3; Josephus, b. j. 3, 7, 15; Lucian, dial. mort. 15, 3; Aelian v. h. 12, 1 at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** παραμυθία , -ας ,

(< παραμυθέομαι ),

[in LXX: Ezra 8:13, Wisdom of Solomon 19:12 *;]

1. encouragement, exhortation.

2. comfort, consolation: 1 Corinthians 14:3 .†

SYN.: παράκλησις G3874.

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 πέλαγος, ";the open sea"; (note the conjunction with θάλασσα in Matthew 18:6), see OGIS 74.3 (B.C. 247–221) Θεύδοτος Δωρίωνος Ἰουδαῖος σωθεὶς ἐκ πελ (άγ)ους, and cf. ib. 69.4 ff. σωθεὶς ἐγ μεγάλων κινδύνων ἐκπλεύσας ἐκ τῆς Ἐρυθρᾶς θαλάσσης. The adj. πελάγιος occurs in the sailor’s song P Oxy XI. 1383 (late iii/A.D.) where the 2nd column begins—

Ῥοδίοις ἐκέλευον ἀνέμοις καὶ μέρε ̣σι τ ̣οῖς πελαγίοις,

ὅτε πλέειν ἤθελον ἐγώ,

";I commanded the Rhodian winds and the seaward parts when I wished to sail.";


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.
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παραμυθιαν παραμυθίαν paramuthian paramythian paramythían
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