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Entry for Strong's #4737 - στεφανόω

Word Origin
from (4735)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to encircle with a crown, to crown: the victor in a contest
  2. to adorn, to honour
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6279 ‑ עָתַר (aw‑thar');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 2
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 2
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 2
V-AAI-2S 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-2S 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-2S 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-2S 1
V-PPI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

στεφᾰν-όω, Med., Syracusan 2 sg. imper. στεφάνουσο Sch. Theoc. 11.42: Pass., fut. -ώσομαι Aristid. 1.496 J.; -ωθήσομαι Aeschin. 3.20, al., PCair.Zen. 60.7 (iii B.C.): I used by Hom. and Hes. only in Pass., to be put round in a circle or as a rim or border, and hence to be put round, ἣν περὶ μὲν πάντῃ Φόβος ἐστεφάνωται round about the aegis is Terror wreathed, Il. 5.739; τῇ δ' ἐπὶ μὲν Γοργὼ ἐστεφάνωτο 11.36; ἀμφὶ δέ μιν θυόεν νέφος ἐστεφάνωτο all round about him was a cloud, 15.153; νῆσον, τὴν πέρι πόντος ἐστεφάνωται the sea lies round about the island, Od. 10.195: rarely c. acc., τείρεα, τά τ' οὐρανὸς ἐστεφάνωται constellations which heaven has all round it, Il. 18.485, cf. Hes. Th. 382, IG 42(1).129.9 (Epid.); of a crowd of spectators surrounding a dancing-floor, ἀμφὶ δ' ὅμιλος ἀπείριτος ἐστεφάνωτο h.Ven. 120; περὶ δ' ὄλβος ἀπείριτος ἐστεφάνωτο around were . . riches in a circle placed, Hes. Sc. 204: so in later Ep., A.R. 3.1214, Q.S. 5.99, Orph. A. 45, etc.: also in Act., περίτροχον ἐστεφάνωσαν αἱμασιήν made a fence round, Opp. C. 4.90 .

2. to be surrounded, ἐστεφανωμένος τιάραν μυρσίνῃ having his tiara wreathed with myrtle, Hdt. 1.132; πεδία ἐστεφάνωται ὄρεσιν are surrounded by . ., Hp. Aër. 19; ὅπλοισιν πόλις Epigr. ap. Paus. 9.15.6; χθὼν ἅτε νῆσος -ωται D.P. 4: so in Act., [ Βαβυλῶνα] τείχεσιν ἐστεφάνωσεν Id. 1006 .

II after Hom. in Act., crown, wreathe, χαίταν Pi. O. 14.24; Ὀρέστην ς . E. Or. 924; κρᾶτα κισσίνοις βλαστήμασιν Id. Ba. 177; στεφάνοις ib. 101 (lyr.); c. gen., πίτυος Longus 2.31; ς. τινὰ ὡς σωτῆρα And. 1.45; τὸν νικῶντα θαλλῷ Pl. Lg. 946b; νῖκαι ς. τινά Pi. N. 11.21; of crowning a corpse, Ar. Ec. 538; a tomb, IG 12.1037, Sammelb. 7457.10 (iii/ii B.C.), Luc. Cont. 22, PLips. 30.2 (iii A.D.); ships, Plu. 2.981e; of the nuptial crown, LXX Ca. 3.11; κατηρῶντο τοῖς ἐστεφανωμένοις newly wedded couples, Lib. Or. 33.29; στεφανοῦν εὐαγγέλια crown one for good tidings, Ar. Eq. 647; στεφανοῦσα, title of a statue by Praxiteles (v. στέφω 111 ), cf. Ath. 12.534d: Pass., to be crowned or rewarded with a crown, Hdt. 7.55, 8.59, PCair.Zen. l.c., 2 Timothy 2:5; ἐλαίᾳ Pi. O. 4.13; ποίᾳ Id. P. 8.19; φυτὸν στεφανούμενος Ach.Tat. 1.5; ς. καὶ ἀνακηρύττεσθαι And. 2.18: Med., crown oneself, στεφανωσαμένη δρυῒ καὶ . . σπείραισι δρακόντων S. Fr. 535 (anap.); στεφανοῦσθε κισσῷ E. Ba. 106 (lyr.); στεφανωσάμενος καλάμῳ Ar. Nu. 1006; στεφανωσάμενος αὐτόν (sc. τὸν στέφανον ) Phalar. Ep. 40; στεφανοῦνται τῶν ἀνθέων Philostr. Her. 12a . 2; τῆς πίτυος D.Chr. 9.10: also abs., of one going to sacrifice, Th. 4.80; τῷ θεῷ X. HG 4.3.21; at a festival, Ar. Ach. 1145, Men. 518.15, etc.; win a crown, of the victor at the games, Pi. O. 7.15, 81, 12.17, N. 6.19: Pass., c. dupl. acc., ἐστεφανώθη Ἐλεύθερος . . Ἁδριάνεια πάλην IG 22.2087.64 (ii A.D.) .

2. crown as an honour or reward (cf. στέφανος 11.2b ), D. 19.193, Theopomp.Hist. 239, Men. 84, IG 22.212.30 (iv B.C.), etc.; reward by a gift of money, etc. (cf. στέφανος 11.5 ), Καλλισθένην ἑκατὸν μναῖς Lycurg. Fr. 19, cf. D.S. 14.53, Plu. Tim. 16; ς. τινὰ πεντακοσίοις ἀργυρίου ταλάντοις, χιλίοις δὲ λιβανωτοῦ Plb. 13.9.5: also ἐστεφανωκότος . . τὰς δυνάμεις χρυσῶν μυριάδων τριάκοντα Gauthier et Sottas Décret trilingue en l' honneur de Ptolémée IV p.67 (iii B.C.) .

3. metaph., confer glory upon, decorate, honour, τινὰ μολπᾷ Pi. O. 1.100; τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ἤθεσι χρηστοῖς Ar. Nu. 959; ἀπὸ τῶν ὑπαρχόντων τὴν πόλιν (by a victory in the games) And. 4.26; Ἑλλάδα E. Tr. 1030, cf. Critias 4 D.; ἔργοις γένος TAM 1.44 ( Xanthus ); [ τὸ ῥόδον] ἐγκωμίῳ Philostr. Ep. 51; ἀριστείοις D.S. 4.32; πανοπλίᾳ Id. 20.84: Pass., σοφίας ἀριστεῖα ἐστεφανοῦτο Philostr. Her. 10.4 .

4. crown or honour with libations, ς. τύμβον αἵματι E. Hec. 126 (anap.).

5. crown with the badge of office, esp. of persons sacrificing, Lys. 26.8: Pass., X. An. 7.1.40; of magistrates in office, ὁ ἐστεφανωμένος ἄρχων D. 21.17; βούλεται -ωθῆναι ἐξηγητείαν PRyl. 77.37 (ii A.D.) .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

στεφανόω, στεφάνῳ: 1 aorist ἐστεφανωσα; perfect passive participle ἐστεφανωμενος; (στέφανος); from Homer down;

a. to encircle with a crown, to crown: the victor in a contest, 2 Timothy 2:5.

b. universally, to adorn, to honr: τινα δόξῃ καί τιμή, Hebrews 2:7, 9, from Psalm 8:6.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

στεφανόω , -

(< στέφανος ),

[in LXX for H5849;]

c. acc pers.,

to crown: of a victor, 2 Timothy 2:5. Metaph., δόξῃ κ . τιμῇ , Hebrews 2:7; Hebrews 2:9 (LXX).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
εστεφανωμενον εστεφανωμένον ἐστεφανωμένον εστεφανωσας εστεφάνωσας ἐστεφάνωσας εστεφάνωσεν στεφανούντά στεφανουται στεφανούται στεφανοῦται στηθοδεσμίδα estephanomenon estephanoménon estephanōmenon estephanōménon estephanosas estephanōsas estephánosas estephánōsas stephanoutai stephanoûtai
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