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Entry for Strong's #5252 - ὑπερφρονέω

Word Origin
from (5228) and (5426)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to think more highly of one's self than is proper
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Romans 1
Romans 1
Romans 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



to be over-proud, have high thoughts, μηδ' ὑπερφρόνει A. Ag. 1039, cf. Plb. 6.18.7; μὴ ὑ. παρ' ὃ δεῖ φρονεῖν, ἀλλὰ φρονεῖν εἰς τὸ σωφρονεῖν Romans 12:3 : c. dat. modi, to be proud in or of a thing, πλούτῳ Hdt. 1.199; τὸν λόγον, ᾧ ὑπερπεφρόνηκας Pl. Alc. 1.104a.

2. c. acc., overlook, look down upon, despise, ὑπερφρονήσας τὸν παρόντα δαίμονα A. Pers. 825; τοὺς θεούς Ar. Nu. 226; πέφυκε ἄνθρωπος τὸ.. θεραπεῦον ὑπερφρονεῖν Th. 3.39; ἑτέρους Aristeas 122: Pass., to be despised, ὑπὸ τῶν εὐπραγούντων Th. 6.16.

3. c. gen., think slightly of, δαιμόνων E. Ba. 1325; τῶν καθεστώτων νόμων Ar. Nu. 1400; τοῦ ἐπιτηδεύματος Pl. Phdr. 258b.

II surpass in knowledge, ὑ. ἱστορίᾳ τὸν δῆμον (v.l. for περιφρ-) Aeschin. 1.141: c. acc. cogn., πάντα ὑ. excel in all wisdom, Hp. 17.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὑπερφρονέω, ὑπερφρόνω; (ὑπέρφρων); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; to think more highly of oneself than is proper: Romans 12:3.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ὑπερ -φρονέω , - ,

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 13:1; 4 Maccabees 14:11; 4 Maccabees 16:2 *;]

1. to be overproud, high-minded (Æsch.): μὴ ὑ . παρ᾿ ὃ δεῖ φρονεῖν (on the paranom., v. Vau., in l), Romans 12:3.

2. to overlook, think slightly of (Thuc., Plat.).†

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

derived from φθινόπωρον (cf. P Cairo Zen I. 59020.4—B.C. 258), a compound from φθίνουσα ὀπώρα, ";the concluding portion of the ὀπώρα,"; and hence ";autumnal ";cf, Moulton Gr. ii. § 106, p. 279 f. In Jud. 1:12 the epithet is applied to false teachers,δένδρα φθινοπωρινὰ ἄκαρπα, ";autumn trees without fruit"; (RV) : they were barren at the very time when fruit might be expected (cf. Luk. 13:6 ff.). See the full discussion of the word with many reff. in Mayor Ep. of Jude , p. 55 ff., and add from the papyri the calendar P Hib I. 27.170 (B.C. 301–240) κ ̄γ ̄ ἰσημερῖα φθινοπωρινῆ. MGr ρθινοπωρινός ";autumnal.";


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List of Word Forms
υπερεκχυθήσονται υπερεχύθη υπερφρονειν υπερφρονείν ὑπερφρονεῖν υπέρχαρης υπερωμίαν hyperphronein hyperphroneîn uperphronein
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the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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