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Entry for Strong's #619 - ἀπόλαυσις

Word Origin
from a comparative of (575) and lauo (to enjoy)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. enjoyment
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Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
1 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
1 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
1 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀπό-λαυσις, εως, ἡ,

I act of enjoying, fruition, Th. 2.38, OGI 669.8 (Egypt, i A. D.); ἀ. ἀνεύφραντος Secund. Sent. 9.


1. result of enjoying, pleasure, αἱ ἀ. αἱ σωματικαί Arist. Pol. 1314b28, cf. EN 1148a5, etc.; ὁ κατ' ἀπόλαυσιν βίος a life of pleasure, Id. Top. 102b17.

2. c. gen., aduantage got from a thing, σίτων καὶ ποτῶν X. Mem. 2.1.33, cf. Hp. VM 11; ἀγαθῶν Isoc. 1.27; ἀπόλαυσιν εἰκοῦς (acc. abs.) as a reward for your resemblance, E. Hel. 77, cf. HF 1370; ἀ. ἑαυτῶν ἔχειν Pl. Ti. 83a; ἀ. ἀδικημάτων advantage, fruit of them, Luc. Tyr. 5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπόλαυσις, ἀπολαυσεως, (from ἀπολαύω to enjoy), enjoyment (Latinfructus): 1 Timothy 6:17 (εἰς ἀπόλαυσιν to enjoy); Hebrews 11:25 (ἁμαρτίας ἀπόλαυσιν, pleasure born of sin). (In Greek writings from (Euripides and) Thucydides down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀπόλαυσις , -εως ,

(< ἀπολαύω , to take of, enjoy a thing),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 7:16*;]

enjoyment: 1 Timothy 6:17, Hebrews 11:26 (for late exx., v. MM, s.v.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

OGIS 383.11 ff. (Commagene inscription, i/B.C.) οὐ μόνον κτῆσιν βεβαιοτάτην, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἀπόλαυσιν ἡδίστην ἀνθρώποις ἐνόμισα τὴν εὐσέβειαν, ib..150 κοινὴν ἀπόλαυσιν ἑορτῆς παρεχέτω, ib. 669.8 (i/A.D.) τά τε πρὸς σωτηρίαν καὶ τὰ πρὸς ἀπόλαυσιν, IG XII. iii. 326.12 (Thera, time of Antonines) πρὸς [ἀπ ]όλαυσιν. Cf. εἰς ἀπόλαυσιν in Didache 10.3. A derived adjective occurs in Vettius Valens p. 15.24 αἱ δὲ ἑξῆς ε ̄ (sc. μοῖραι) Ἀφροδίτης εὐκρατότεραι ἀνειμέναι πολύσοφοι ἀπολαυστικαί, ";given to enjoyment.";

For the verb cf. OGIS 669.3 (i/A.D.) τὴν πόλιν ἀπολαύουσαν τῶν εὐεργεσιῶν ἃς ἔχει κτλ., P Fay 125.10 ff. (ii/A.D.) εὔχομαι [γὰρ ] μείζονος ἀξίας γενέσθαι [ἀφ᾽ ο ]ὗ ἀπολαύομεν τῶν δώ [ρων ], ";for I hope to be better off now that we are enjoying presents (?)"; (Edd.), BGU I 248.14 (iii/A.D.) τῶν ἠθῶν σου ἀπολαῦσαι, P Oxy I 41.8 (iii/iv A.D.) πολλῶν ἀγαθῶν ἀπολαύομεν. The sepulchral inscr., Preisigke 2004, Αντωνεῖνε, πάντων ἀπέλο ̣υσας, must presumably mean ἀπέλαυσας. Syll 891.19—a curious funeral inscription composed for a heathen by a proselyte, who quotes the LXX—μηδὲ καρπῶν ἀπολαύοι. CPHerm 119 verso iii. 16 (iii/A.D.), where Aelius Asclepiades receives ἄφεσις from public services from Gallienus ἵν ]α δ ̣ι ̣ὰ τὴν [τῶν προγόνων ] ἀρετὴν ἀπολαύσῃ τῆς ἐμῆς φιλανθρωπίας.


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