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Entry for Strong's #5456 - φωνή

Transliteration
phōnḗ
Phonetics
fo-nay'  
Word Origin
probably akin to (5316) through the idea of disclosure
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
9:278,1287
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a sound, a tone
    1. of inanimate things, as musical instruments
  2. a voice
    1. of the sound of uttered words
  3. speech
    1. of a language, tongue
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 565 ‑ אֶמְרָה (im‑raw', em‑raw');  1600 ‑ גָּעָה (gaw‑aw');  1697 ‑ דָּבָר (daw‑bawr');  1995 ‑ הָמֹן (haw‑mone', haw‑mone');  2201 ‑ זַעַק (zah'‑ak, zeh‑aw‑kaw');  3956 ‑ לְשֹׁנָה (law‑shone', law‑shone', lesh‑o‑naw');  4687 ‑ מִצְוָה (mits‑vaw');  5100 ‑ נְהָמָה (neh‑haw‑maw');  6310 ‑ פֶּה (peh);  6618 ‑ פְּתַלְתֹּל (peth‑al‑tole');  6963 ‑ קֹל (kole, kole);  8193 ‑ שֶׂפֶת (saw‑faw', sef‑eth');  8467 ‑ תְּחִנָּה (tekh‑in‑naw');  8643 ‑ תְּרוּעָה (ter‑oo‑aw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (141) NAS (139) HCS (139)
Matthew 8
Mark 7
Luke 14
John 15
Acts 27
1 Corinthians 4
Galatians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 5
2 Peter 3
Revelation 44
Matthew 7
Mark 7
Luke 13
John 15
Acts 27
1 Corinthians 4
Galatians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 5
2 Peter 3
Revelation 45
Matthew 7
Mark 7
Luke 14
John 15
Acts 27
1 Corinthians 4
Galatians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 5
2 Peter 3
Revelation 55
BYZ TIS TR
N-APF 2
N-ASF 42
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 33
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 24
N-NPF 8
N-NSF 35
N-APF 2
N-ASF 41
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 32
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 22
N-NPF 6
N-NSF 31
N-APF 3
N-ASF 42
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 32
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 24
N-NPF 6
N-NSF 31
NA WH
N-APF 2
N-ASF 40
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 30
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 22
N-NPF 6
N-NSF 30
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AMI-3S 1
N-APF 2
N-ASF 41
N-DPF 1
N-DSF 33
N-GPF 2
N-GSF 23
N-NPF 6
N-NSF 35


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φων-ή, ἡ,

sound, tone, prop., the sound of the voice, whether of men or animals with lungs and throat (ἡ φωνὴ ψόφος τίς ἐστιν ἐμψύχου Arist. de An. 420b5, cf. 29, HA 535a27, PA 664b1); opp. φθόγγος (v. φθόγγος 11):

I mostly of human beings, speech, voice, utterance, φ. ἄρρηκτος Il. 2.490; ἀτειρέα φ. 17.555; φ. δέ οἱ αἰθέρ' ἵκανεν, of Ajax' battle- cry, 15.686; of the battle- cry of an army, Τρώων καὶ Ἀχαιῶν.. φ. δεινὸν ἀϋσάντων 14.400: pl., of the cries of market-people, X. Cyr. 1.2.3; ὁ τόνος τῆς φ. Id. Cyn. 6.20, D. 18.280, Aeschin. 3.209; ὀξεῖα, βαρυτέρα, λεία, τραχεῖα φ., Pl. Ti. 67b; φ. μαλακή Ar. Nu. 979 (anap.); μιαρά, ἀναιδής, Id. Eq. 218, 638: with Verbs, φωνὴν ῥῆξαι Hdt. 1.85, Ar. Nu. 357 (anap.); φ. ἱέναι Hdt. 2.2, 4.23, Pl. Phdr. 259d, etc.; φ. ἥσει E. HF 1295; προΐεσθαι Aeschin. 2.23; ἀρθροῦν X. Mem. 1.4.12; διαρθρώσασθαι Pl. Prt. 322a; ἐντείνασθαι Aeschin. 2.157; φ. ἐπαρεῖ D. 19.336; φωνῇ with his voice, aloud, Il. 3.161, Pi. P. 9.29; εἶπε τῇ φωνῇ τὰ ἀπόρρητα Lys. 6.51; διὰ ζώσης φωνῆς Anon. Geog.Epit. 1p.488M.; μιᾷ φ. with one voice, Luc. Nigr. 14; ἀπὸ φωνῆς, c. gen., dictated by.., Choerob. in Thd. 1.103 tit., Marin. in Euc.Dat. p.234 M., Olymp. in Grg. p.1 N., Pall. in Hp. 2.1 D.: pl., αἱ φ. the notes of the voice, Pl. Grg. 474e; σχήμασι καὶ φωναῖς Arist. Rh. 1306a32: prov., φωνῇ ὁρᾶν, of a blind man, S. OC 138 (anap.); πᾶσαν, τὸ λεγόμενον, φ. ἱέντα, i.e. using every effort, Pl. Lg. 890d, cf. Euthd. 293a; πάσας ἀφιέναι φωνάς Id. R. 475a, D. 18.195; φωνὰς ἀπρεπεῖς προΐεντο PTeb. 802.15 (ii B. C.).

2. the cry of animals, as of swine, dogs, oxen, Od. 10.239, 12.86, 396; of asses, Hdt. 4.129; of the nightingale, song, Od. 19.521; ἄνθρωπος πολλὰς φωνὰς ἀφίησι, τὰ δὲ ἄλλα μίαν Arist. Pr. 895a4.

3. any articulate sound, opp. inarticulate noise (ψόφος), φ. κωκυμάτων S. Ant. 1206; ὥσπερ φωνῆς οὔσης κατὰ τὸν ἀέρα πολλάκις καὶ λόγου ἐν τῇ φωνῇ Plot. 6.4.12: στοιχεῖόν ἐστι φ. ἀδιαίρετος Arist. Po. 1456b22; also esp. of vowelsound, opp. to that of consonants, Pl. Tht. 203b, Arist. HA 535a32; in literary criticism, of sound, opp. meaning, Phld. Po. 5.20 (pl.), 21.

4. of sounds made by inanimate objects, mostly Poet., κερκίδος φ. S. Fr. 595; συρίγγων E. Tr. 127 (lyr.); αὐλῶν Mnesim. 4.56 (anap.); rare in early Prose, ὀργάνων φωναί Pl. R. 397a; freq. in LXX, ἡ φ. τῆς σάλπιγγος LXX Exodus 20:18; φ. βροντῆς ib. Psalms 104:7(103).7; ἡ φ. αὐτοῦ ὡς φ. ὑδάτων πολλῶν Revelation 1:15.

5. generally, sound, defined as ἀὴρ πεπληγμένος, πληγὴ ἀέρος, Zeno Stoic. 1.21, Chrysipp.ib.2.43.

II faculty of speech, discourse, εἰ φωνὴν λάβοι S. El. 548; παρέσχε φωνὴν τοῖς ἀφωνήτοις τινά Id. OC 1283.

2. language, hdt. 4.114, 117; φ. ἀνθρωπηΐη Id. 2.55; ἀγνῶτα φ. βάρβαρον A. Ag. 1051; φωνὴν ἥσομεν Παρνησίδα Id. Ch. 563, cf. E. Or. 1397 (lyr.), Th. 6.5, 7.57, X. Cyn. 2.3, Pl. Revelation 17:1-18 d, etc.; τῶν βαρβάρων πρὶν μαθεῖν τὴν φ. Id. Tht. 163b; κατὰ τὴν Ἀττικὴν τὴν παλαιὰν φ. Id. Cra. 398d, cf. 409e.

III phrase, saying, τὴν Σιμωνίδου φ. Id. Prt. 341b; ἡ τοῦ Σωκράτους φ. Plu. 2.106b, cf. 330f, etc.; of formulae, στοιχειώματα καὶ φ. Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.4U., cf. Sent.Vat. 41 (= Metrod. Fr. 59); αἱ σκεπτικαὶ φ. S.E. P. 1.14, cf. Jul. Or. 5.162b, etc. report, rumour, LXX Genesis 45:16. message, Sammelb. 7252.21 (iii/iv A. D.). loud talk, bragging, Epicur. Sent.Vat. 45.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φωνή, φωνῆς, (φάω) to shine, make clear (cf. Curtius, § 407; Liddell and Scott, under the word φάω)), from Homer down, Hebrew קול:

1. a sound, tone: of inanimate things, as of musical instruments, Matthew 24:31 (T omits φωνῆς, WH give it only in marginal reading; cf. Buttmann, § 132, 10); 1 Corinthians 14:7; Revelation 14:2; Revelation 18:22 (Isaiah 18:3; Isaiah 24:8; Sir. 50:16; 1 Macc. 5:31; ὀργάνων, Plato, de rep. 3, p. 397a; συριγγων, Euripides, Tro. 127; ψαλτηρίου καί αὐλοῦ, Plutarch, mor., p. 713 c.); of wind, John 3:8; Acts 2:6; of thunder, Revelation 6:1; Revelation 14:2; Revelation 19:6, cf. ; noise, of a millstone, Revelation 18:22; of a thronging multitude, Revelation 19:1, 6; of chariots, Revelation 9:9; of wings, whir (Ezekiel 1:24), ibid.; of waters (Ezekiel 1:24; 4 Esdr. 6:17 []), Revelation 1:15; Revelation 14:2; Revelation 19:6; also with the genitive of a thing implying speech, the sound (A. V. voice): τοῦ ἀσπασμοῦ, Luke 1:44; ῤημάτων, Hebrews 12:19; the cry (of men), φωνή μεγάλη, a loud cry, Mark 15:37; the clamor of men making a noisy demand, Luke 23:28, cf. Acts 19:34; absolutely, a cry i. e. wailing, lamentation, Matthew 2:18 (from Jeremiah 38:15 ()).

2. a voice, i. e. the sound of uttered words: λαλεῖν φωνάς, Revelation 10:3; those who begin to cry out or call to anyone are said τήν φωνήν αἴρειν, Luke 17:13; πρός τινα, Acts 4:24; φωνήν ἐπαίρειν, Luke 11:27; Acts 2:14; Acts 14:11; Acts 22:22; (φωνῆς ... ἐκέκραξα (or ἐκκράζειν), Acts 24:21 (cf. Buttmann, § 143, 11)); φωνή μεγάλη added to verbs: to λέγειν, Revelation 5:12; Revelation 8:13; (ἐν φωνή μεγάλη Revelation 14:7 (Lachmann omits ἐν; )); to εἰπεῖν, Luke 8:28; Acts 14:10; to φάναι, Acts 26:24; to αἰνεῖν τόν Θεόν, Luke 19:37; with verbs of crying out, shouting: ἀναβοαν, Matthew 27:46 (R G L text T); βοᾶν (Matthew 27:46 L marginal reading Tr WH); Mark 15:34; Acts 8:7; φώνειν, (Mark 1:26 T Tr WH); Luke 23:46; Acts 16:28; (Revelation 14:18 L T Tr WH); ἀναφωνεῖν, Luke 1:42 (R G L Tr marginal reading); κηρύσσειν (ἐν φωνή μεγάλη), Revelation 5:2 (Rec. omits ἐν); κραυγάζειν, John 11:43; ἀνακράζειν, Luke 4:33; κράζειν. Matthew 27:50; Mark 1:26 (R G L); ; Acts 7:57, 60; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 7:2, 10; Revelation 10:3; ( Rec.); ; κράζων ἐν φωνή μεγάλη Revelation 14:15; ἐν ἰσχυρά φωνή, Revelation 18:2 (G L T Tr WH); μετά φωνῆς μεγάλης δοξάζων τόν Θεόν, Luke 17:15; of declarations from heaven, heard through no speaker is seen: ἰδού φωνή λέγουσα, Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5; ἔρχεται φωνή, Mark 9:7 (R G L Tr text); John 12:28; ἐξέρχεται, Revelation 16:17; Revelation 19:5; γίνεται φωνή, Mark 1:11 (T omits; WH brackets ἐγένετο; T Tr marginal reading WH); Luke 3:22; Luke 9:35; John 12:30; (Acts 7:31 (where Rec. adds πρός αὐτόν)); πρός τινα, Acts 10:13, 15; (φωνῆς ἐνεχθείσης αὐτῷ, 2 Peter 1:17); ἐγένοντο φωναί μεγάλαι, Revelation 11:15; (ἀπεκρίθη φωνή, Acts 11:9); ἀκούειν φωνήν (cl. Buttmann, §§ 132, 17; 144, 16 α.), Acts 9:4; Acts 22:9,(14); ; 2 Peter 1:18; Revelation 1:10; Revelation 4:1 (Buttmann, § 129, 8 b.); Revelation 6:6 (here L T Tr WH insert ὡς), Revelation 6:7 (here G omits; Tr brackets φωνήν); Revelation 9:13 (Buttmann, as above); (R G L WH marginal reading); ; ἀκούειν φωνῆς (Buttmann, § 132, 17; Winer's Grammar, § 30, 7d.), Acts 9:7; Acts 11:7; Acts 22:7; Rev. ( T Tr WH text); ; βλέπειν τήν φωνήν, i. e. the one who uttered the voice, Revelation 1:12. φωνή with a genitive of the subject: βοῶντος, Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23, all from Isaiah 40:3; (ἀγγέλου ὅταν μέλλῃ σαλπίζειν, Revelation 10:7); φωνή τίνος, the natural (familiar) sound of one's voice, Acts 12:14; Revelation 3:20 (Song of Solomon 5:2); the manner of speaking, as a shepherd's (cry or call to iris sheep), John 10:3-5; to such 'voices' Jesus likens his precepts approved (`heard') by all the good, John 10:16, 27, cf. 18:37; ἀνθρώπου, human utterance, 2 Peter 2:16; φωνή τίνος, the voice of a clamorous person, Matthew 12:19 (Isaiah 42:2); of one exulting, jubilant, John 3:29; Revelation 18:23; ἀγγέλων πολλῶν, singing the praises of Christ, Revelation 5:11f; the sound of the words of Christ as he shall recall the dead to life (the Resurrection-cry), John 5:25, 28; ἀρχαγγέλου, the awakening shout of the archangel, the leader of the angelic host, 1 Thessalonians 4:16; τοῦ Θεοῦ, of God — teaching, admonishing, whether in the O. T. Scriptures or in the gospel, John 5:37; Hebrews 3:7, 15; Hebrews 4:7; shaking the earth, Hebrews 12:26; the speech, discourse, Θεοῦ ... οὐκ ἀνθρώπου, Acts 12:22; (τάς φωνάς τῶν προφητῶν, the predictions (`read every sabbath'), Acts 13:27); ἀλλάξαι τήν φωνήν. (See ἀλλάσσω), Galatians 4:20. 3. speech, i. e. a language, tongue: 1 Corinthians 14:10f (Josephus, contra Apion 1, 1; (1, 9, 2; 1, 14, 1, etc.); Cebes () tab. 33; Aelian v. h. 12, 48; (Diogenes Laërtius 8, 3; for other examples from Greek writings see Passow, under the word, p. 2377{b}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 3); Genesis 11:1; Deuteronomy 28:49; τῇ Ἑβραΐδι φωνή, 4 Macc. 12:7; τῇ πατρίῳ φωνή, 2 Macc. 7:8, 21, 27). (Synonym: cf. Schmidt, chapter 1 § 27; Trench, § lxxxix.; and see λαλέω, at the beginning.)

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φωνή , -ῆς , ,

[in LXX chiefly and very freq. for H6963;]

a voice;

(a) prop., of persons, Matthew 2:18 (LXX), al.; φ . αἴρειν (ἐπαίρειν ), Luke 17:13, Acts 2:14, al.; φ . μεγάλῃ εἰπεῖν (λέγειω , φωνεῖν , etc.), Luke 8:28, Acts 7:57, Revelation 5:12, al.; γίνεται (ἔρχεται ) φ . ἐκ τ . οὐρανῶν (ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ), Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22, John 12:28, al. (cf. DCG, ii, 810a; Dalman, Words, 204 f.);ἀκούειν φωνήν (-ῆς ; vs. ἀκούω ), Acts 9:4; Acts 9:7, al.; φ . βοῶντος , Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:3, Luke 3:4, John 1:23 (LXX); τ . θεοῦ , John 5:37, Hebrews 3:7, al.

By meton.,

(α ) of the speaker, βλέπειν τὴν φ ., Revelation 1:12;

(β ) speech, language (Genesis 11:1, 4 Maccabees 12:7, al.): 1 Corinthians 14:10;

(b) of inanimate things: Matthew 24:31, John 3:8, Acts 2:6, Revelation 1:15 b, Revelation 9:9; Revelation 14:2, al. (cf. Tr., Syn., § LXXxix).


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