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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4599 - σθενόω

Word Origin
from sthenos (bodily vigour, probably akin to the base of (2476))
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to make strong, strengthen
    1. of one's soul
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-AAO-3S 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3S 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


strengthen, 1 Peter 5:10, Hsch. (in fut. ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σθενόω, σθένω: (σθένος (allied with στῆναι, hence, properly, steadfastness; Curtius, p. 503f) strength), to make strong, to strengthen: τινα, one's soul, 1 Peter 5:10, where for 1 aorist optative active 3 person singular σθενώσαι, we must read the future σθενώσει, with G L T Tr WH. (passive in Rhet. Gr. edition Walz, vol. i. c. 15.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† σθενόω , -

(< σθένος , strength),

to strengthen: c. acc., 1 Peter 5:10 (Hesych.).†

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

";sponge"; (Matthew 27:48 al.) : cf. PSI V. 535.20 (iii/B.C.) σπόγγο ̣ι ̣τραχεῖς, and ib. VI. 558.7 (B.C. 257–6) σφόγγων (for form see Lob. Phryn. p. 113). In P Oxy XI. 1384, a v/A.D. collection of medical recipes, two theological extracts are inserted ";on account of their medical interest, perhaps as a kind of charm,"; say the editors; but rather, according to Moffatt (Exp T xxvii. p. 424) as ";illustrations . . . to show that specific remedies had religious justification."; In the second ";the angels of the Lord"; are represented as having gone up to heaven to seek a remedy for their eyes—.24 ff. ὀφθαλμοὺς πονο < >ντες καὶ σφόγγον κρατοῦντες, ";suffering in their eyes and holding a sponge."; MGr σφουγγάρι. In P Lond 113. 11 (a).1 (vi/vii A.D.) (= I. p. 223) a certain Apollos has the cognomen σπογγοκέφαλος (a title not in LS8).


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
σθενώσαι σθενωσει σθενώσει σιαγόνια sthenosei sthenōsei sthenṓsei
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