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Entry for Strong's #5214 - ὑμνέω

Word Origin
from (5215)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to sing the praise of, sing hymns to
  2. to sing a hymn, to sing
    1. singing of paschal hymns these were Psalms 113 - 118 and 136, which the Jews called the "great Hallel"
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1984 ‑ הָלַל (haw‑lal');  2167 ‑ זָמַר (zaw‑mar');  3034 ‑ יָדָה (yaw‑daw');  3045 ‑ יָדַע (yaw‑dah');  7442 ‑ רָנַן (raw‑nan');  7892 ‑ שִׁירָה (sheer, shee‑raw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (5) HCS (4)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 1
Hebrews 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 1
Hebrews 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Acts 1
Hebrews 1
V-FAI-1S 1
V-IAI-3P 1
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V-IAI-3P 1
V-FAI-1S 1
V-IAI-3P 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὑμν-έω, ὑμνείω Hes. Op. 2; Ephesians 3:1-21 pl. ὑμνεῦσιν h.Ap. 190; fem. part. ὑμνεῦσα Hes. Th. 11; Aeol. inf. ὔμνην to be restored for ὑμνεῖν in Alc. 5.2; Lacon. 1 pl. subj. ὑμνίωμες Ar. Lys. 1305 (lyr.): Aeol. 3 pl. impf. ὔμνην Sapph. Supp. 20c. 6: fut. ὑμνήσω Pi. Parth. 2.11: (ὕμνος): I with acc. of person or thing sung of, sing of, first in Hes. Th. 11, 33, freq. in h.Hom. (h.Ap. 178, al.), Lyr. (Sapph. l.c., Alc. l.c., Pi. N. 10.2, al., B. 10.13, al.), and Trag. (E. IT 367, etc.; θρήνοις.. σ' ὑμνήσομεν Id. Rh. 976): also in Prose, celebrate in a hymn, commemorate, Ὦπιν Hdt. 4.35; τὰς τούτων ἀρετάς Lys. 2.2, cf. B. 5.33; [ Παλαμήδη] ὑμνοῦσιν ὡς.. ἀπόλλυται X. Mem. 4.2.33, etc.; τὸν θεόν Acts 16:25; of the hymn itself, οὔτε.. μέ τις ὕμνος ὕμνησεν S. Ant. 815 (lyr.): c. dupl. acc., ἃ τὴν πόλιν ὕμνησα the points wherein I praised our city, Th. 2.42: Pass., to be celebrated in hymns, of gods, OGI 56.66 (Canopus, iii B.C.), Paus. 9.23.3, etc.; also Ἀργεῖοι.. τὰ πολλὰ πάντα ὑμνέαται (Ion. for -ηνται) are everywhere praised, Hdt. 5.67; ὑμνηθήσεται πόλις E. Ion 1590; ἡ ὑμνουμένη χρυσῆ πλάτανος famous, X. HG 7.1.38; αἱ ὑμνούμεναι φιλίαι Arist. EN 1171a15; σοφία ἐν ἐξόδοις ὑμνεῖται LXX Proverbs 1:20 : impers., ὑμνεῖτο δ' αἰσχρῶς foul songs were sung, Com.Adesp. 1203.5.

2. descant upon, in song or speech, ἐν κατηρεφεῖ στέγῃ.. ὑμνήσεις κακά S. El. 382; τὰν ἐμὰν ὑμνεῦσαι (Dor. for -οῦσαι) ἀπιστοσύναν ever singing of my want of faith, E. Med. 423 (lyr.): Pass., Ἐτεοκλέης ἂν.. ὑμνοῖτο.. φροιμίοις πολυρρόθοις A. Th. 7.

3. c. acc. cogn., sing, ᾆσμα, ὕμνον, Heraclit. 15, A. Ag. 1191: c. dupl. acc., παιᾶνα.. ὑμνοῦσι.. τὸν Αατοῦς γόνον E. HF 688 (lyr.), cf. SIG 711 L 12 (Delph., ii B.C.). II tell over and over again, harp upon, repeat, recite, Pl. Prt. 317a, R. 549e, Tht. 174e, etc.; ὡς.. Id. R. 364a; ὑμνοῦσι τὸ γῆρας ὅσων κακῶν αἴτιόν [ἐστι ] ib. 329b; τὸν νόμον ὑμνεῖν recite the form of the law, Id. Lg. 871a: Pass., ὁ δ' εἶπε πρός με βαί', ἀεὶ δ' ὑμνούμενα (Sch. τὰ πολυθρύλητα) S. Aj. 292.

III intr., sing, chant, ὡς ποιηταὶ ὑμνήκασι περὶ αὐτῶν Th. 1.21; ὑμνῶν οὔποτ' ἔληγεν ὡς.. X. Ages. 11.2.

2. in pass. sense, φῆμαι.. ὑμνήσουσι περὶ τὰ ὦτα will ring in their ears, Pl. R. 463d. [On the quantity, v. ὕμνος. ]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὑμνέω, ύ῾μνω: imperfect ὕμνουν; future ὑμνήσω; 1 aorist participle ὑμνησας; (ὕμνος); from Hesiod down; the Sept. often for הִלֵּל, הודָה, הֵשִׁיר, זִמֵּר;

1. transitive, to sing the praise of; sing hymns to: τινα, Acts 16:25; Hebrews 2:12.

2. intransitive, to sing a hymn, to sing: Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26 (in both passages of the singing of the paschal hymns; these were Psalm 113-118 and Psalm 136, which the Jews call the 'great Hallel' (but see Ginsburg in Kitto under the word Hallel; Edersheim, The Temple etc., p. 191f; Buxtorf (edited by Fischer), p. 314f)); Psalm 64:13 (); 1 Macc. 13:47.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὑμνέω , - (< ὕμνος ),

[in LXX for H1984 pi., H7892, H3034 hi., etc.;]

1. trans., c. acc pers. (in cl. also c. acc rei), to sing to, laud, sing to the praise of: Acts 16:25, Hebrews 2:12.

2. Intrans., to sing: in LXX and NT, of singing hymns and praises to God (Psalms 65:13, al.), Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26 (v. Swete, in l).†

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 glutton,"; is joined with οἰνοπότης in Matthew 11:19, Luke 7:34. A new verb φαγονέω, ";am fat, sluggish,"; occurs in P Lond IV. 1380.9 (A.D. 711) οὐκ ἀπεστείλαμέν σε σχολάσαι εἰς τὸ φαγονῖν, μᾶλλον δε. . . φοβῖσθαι τὸν Θεόν.




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List of Word Forms
υμνείν υμνείται υμνείτε υμνησαντες υμνήσαντες ὑμνήσαντες υμνήσατε ύμνησίς υμνήσουσιν υμνησω υμνήσω ὑμνήσω υμνουν ύμνουν ὕμνουν υμνούντες υμνούντων hymnesantes hymnēsantes hymnḗsantes hymneso hymnēsō hymnḗso hymnḗsō hymnoun hýmnoun umnesantes umnēsantes umneso umnēsō umnoun
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