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Entry for Strong's #4068 - περπερεύομαι

Word Origin
middle voice from perperos (braggart, perhaps by reduplication of the base of (4008))
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to boast one's self
  2. a self display, employing rhetorical embellishments in extolling one's self excessively
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
V-PNI-3S 1
V-PNI-3S 1
V-PNI-3S 1
V-PNI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


boast, brag, 1 Corinthians 13:4, M.Ant. 5.5 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

περπερεύομαι; (to be πέρπερος, i. e. vain-glorious, braggart, Polybius 32, 6, 5; 40, 6, 2; Epictetus diss. 3, 2, 14); to boast oneself (A. V. vaunt oneself): 1 Corinthians 13:4 (Antoninus 5, 5; the compound ἐμπερπερεύεσθαι is used of adulation, employing rhetorical embellishments in extolling another excessively, in Cicero, ad Attic. 1, 14. Hesychius περπερεύεται. κατεπαίρεται); Cf. Osiander (or Wetstein) on 1 Corinthians, the passage cited (Gataker on Marc. Antoninus 5, 5, p. 143).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† περτερεύοραι

(< περπερος , vainglorious),

to boast or vaunt oneself: 1 Corinthians 13:4 (elsewhere. only in Antonin.; v. Abbott, Essays, 87).†

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

";a flock";—the diminutive meaning, as in late Greek generally, cannot be pressed, cf. P Ryl II. 114.20 (c. A.D. 280), where a widow complains to the praefect that her husband’s former master had seized certain flocks belonging to the deceased, καὶ μέχρι τῆς σήμε [ρον οἰκειῶν τ ]υγχάνι τὰ ἡμέτερα ποίμνια, ";and until this day he remains in possession of our flocks"; (Edd.). Cf. Aristeas 170 βουκολίων καὶ ποιμνίων, ";herds and flocks.";


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.
List of Word Forms
περπερευεται περπερεύεται perpereuetai perpereúetai
Lectionary Calendar
Friday, October 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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