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Entry for Strong's #5524 - χορηγέω

Word Origin
from a compound of (5525) and (71)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be a chorus leader, lead a chorus
  2. to furnish the chorus at one's own expense
  3. to procure and supply all things necessary to fit out a chorus
  4. to supply, furnish abundantly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2110 ‑ זוּן (zoon);  3557 ‑ כּוּל (kool);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
V-AAO-3S 1
V-PAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-PAI-3S 1
V-AAO-3S 1
V-PAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3S 1
V-PAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Boeot. and Dor. χορηγ-ᾱγέω, IG 7.3210 (Orchom.), 12(1).383 (Rhodes), etc.:

lead a chorus, χορῷ Simon. 147, Pl. Grg. 482b (cf. signf. 11): c. gen., χ. ἡμῶν Id. Lg. 654a: hence metaph., take the lead in a matter, c. gen., τούτου τοῦ λόγου Id. Tht. 179d. II of the χορηγός, defray the cost of bringing out a chorus at the public festivals, abs., χορηγεῖν, τριηραρχεῖν, εἰσφέρειν D. 18.257; ἐχόρευες, ἐγὼ δ' ἐχορήγουν interpol. ib.265; χ. λαμπρῶς Antipho 2.2.12, etc.; κάλλιον Isoc. 19.36: freq. in Inscrr., Θεμιστοκλῆς ἐχορήγει· Φρύνιχος ἐδίδασκεν· Ἀδείμαντος ἦρχεν ap. Plu. Them. 5, cf. IG 12.770, etc.; also ὁ δῆμος ἐχορήγει IG 22.3079, al.: c. acc. cogn., χορηγίας χ. Antipho 5.77, Lys. 12.20; [τῇ φυλῇ] Luc. Dem.Enc. 45; χ. Ἀθηναίων Plu. 2.724b: freq. with a word to denote the occasion, Λήναια χορηγῶν Ar. Ach. 1155 (lyr.); χ. παισὶν Διονύσια D. 21.64; εἰς Ἀπολλώνια IG 11(2).106.1 (Delos, iii B. C.); ἀνδράσι χ. ἐς Διονύσια Lys. 21.2; χ. κωμῳδοῖς, πυρριχισταῖς, ib.4; τραγῳδοῖς Isa 6.60; κωμῳδοῖς IG 22.3090 (less freq. with the Art. added, χ. τὰ Διονύσια τοῖς τραγῳδοῖς Arist. Fr. 630); also Παναθηναίοις χ. D. 21.156: Pass., to have choragi found for one, χορηγοῦσιν μὲν οἱ πλούσιοι, χορηγεῖται δὲ ὁ δῆμος X. Ath. 1.13; ἄριστα χορηγοῦνται οἱ παῖδες are well found by their choragus, Antipho 6.13.

2. metaph., minister to, χ. ταῖς σεαυτοῦ ἡδοναῖς Aeschin. 3.240; ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις Luc. Par. 12; πρὸς ἐπαινον Lib. Or. 18.7; πρὸς μῆκος λόγου ib. 13.26.

3. metaph. also, c. acc. pers., furnish abundantly with a thing, esp. with supplies for war, χ. τὸ στρατόπεδον τοῖς ἐπιτηδείοις Plb. 3.68.8, cf. 49.11, 52.7, etc.; χρήμασι πρός τι Id. 5.42.7: Pass., to be well supplied, τοῖς ἐκτὸς ἀγαθοῖς κεχορηγημένος Arist. EN 1101a15, cf. 1179a11: abs., κάλλιστα κεχορηγημένος best furnished, Id. Pol. 1288b14; κεχ.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χορηγέω, χορήγω; future 3 person singular χορηγήσει (2 Corinthians 9:10 G L T Tr WH); 1 aorist optative 3 person singular χορηγ´ησαι (ibid., Rec.); (χορηγός, the leader of a chorus; from χορός and ἄγω (ἡγέομαι)); from (Simonides), Xenophon, Plato down;

1. to be a chorus-leader, lead a chorus.

2. "to furnish the chorus at one's own expense; to procure and supply all things necessary to fit out the chorus" (so very often in the Attic writings).

3. in later writings ((Aristotle), Polybius, Diodorus, Philo, Josephus, Plutarch, Aelian, others; 1 Kings 4:7; 1 Macc. 14:10; 2 Macc. 3:3, etc.), to supply, furnish abundantly: τί, 2 Corinthians 9:10; 1 Peter 4:11. (Compare: ἐπιχορηγέω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χορηγέω , -

(<χορός , ἡγέομαι ),

[in LXX for H3557 pilp.;]

1. to lead a χορός (v. LS, s.v.).

2. to defray the cost of a χορός .

3. In late writers, metaph., c. acc (v. M, Pr., 65), to supply, furnish abundantly: 2 Corinthians 9:10, 1 Peter 4:11 (Polyb., al.).†

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
εχορήγουν χορηγει χορηγεί χορηγεῖ χορηγείν χορηγήσαι χορηγησει χορηγήσει χορηγίαν χόριον choregei choregeî chorēgei chorēgeî choregesei choregḗsei chorēgēsei chorēgḗsei
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