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Entry for Strong's #880 - ἄφωνος

Transliteration
áphōnos
Phonetics
af'-o-nos  
Word Origin
from (1) (as a negative particle) and (5456)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. voiceless, dumb
  2. without faculty of speech
    1. of idols
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5956 ‑ עָלַם (aw‑lam');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Peter 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Peter 1
Acts 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-APN 1
A-NSM 1
A-NSN 2
A-APN 1
A-NSM 1
A-NSN 2
A-APN 1
A-NSM 1
A-NSN 2
NA WH
A-APN 1
A-NSM 1
A-NSN 2
A-APN 1
A-NSM 1
A-NSN 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄφων-ος, ον, (φωνή)

1. voiceless, dumb, Thgn. 669, Hdt. 1.85, D. 18.191; ῥήτωρ Antiph. 196.14; κακὸν ἄ. Com.Adesp. 8 D.; stronger than ἄναυδος (q.v.), Hp. Epid. 3.17. γ; εἴδωλα 1 Corinthians 12:2; unable to speak, of a child, Sapph. 118: c.gen., ἄ. τῆσδε τῆς ἀρᾶς unable to utter it, S. OC 865. Adv. -νως ib. 131 (lyr.): neut. pl. as Adv., ἄφωνα σημανοῦσιν.. ὡς.. A. Pers. 819.

2. with a poor voice, τραγῳδός D.T. 631.21.

3. intestate, Tab.Heracl. 1.151.

4. ἄφωνα (sc. γράμματα, στοιχεῖα) consonants, ἄ. καὶ φωνοῦντα (fort. ἄ. φωνήεντα) E. Fr. 578.2; τοῖς ἄλλοις φωνήεσί τε καὶ ἄ. Pl. Cra. 393e; τὸ σῖγμα τῶν ἀ. ἐστί Id. Tht. 203b: but esp. of mutes, τὰ ἄφθογγα καὶ ἄ. Id. Phlb. 18c, cf. Cra. 424c; opp. ἡμίφωνα, Arist. Po. 1456b28, cf. Phld. Po. 2.16, Herc. 994.28, D.H. Comp. 14, D.T. 631.20, S.E. M. 1.102.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄφωνος, ἁφῶν (φωνή), voiceless, dumb; without the faculty of speech; used of idols, 1 Corinthians 12:2 (cf. Psalm 115:5 (); Habakkuk 2:18); of beasts, 2 Peter 2:16. 1 Corinthians 14:10 τοσαῦτα γένη φωνῶν καί οὐδέν αὐτῶν (L T Tr WH omit αὐτῶν) ἄφωνον, i. e. there is no language destitute of the power of language (R. V. text no kind (of voice) is without signification) (cf. the phrases βίος ἀβίωτος a life unworthy of the name of life, χάρις ἄχαρις). used of one that is patiently silent or dumb: ἀμνός, Acts 8:32 from Isaiah 53:7. (In Greek writings from (Theog.), Pindar, Aeschylus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀφωνος , -ον

(φωνή ),

[in LXX: Isaiah 53:7 (H5956 ni.), Wisdom of Solomon 4:19, 2 Maccabees 3:29*;]

dumb, speechless: Acts 8:32 (LXX); of idols (MM, s.v.), 1 Corinthians 12:2; of beasts, 2 Peter 2:19; τοσαῦτα γένη φωνῶν καὶ οὐδὲν ἄ .—so many kinds of voices and none voiceless, i.e. without signification, unintelligible: 1 Corinthians 14:10.†


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

In Syll 802.41 (iii/B.C., from the Asclepieum of Epidauros) one of the cures effected is that of a παῖς ἄφωνος . For its application to a dumb idol in 1 Corinthians 12:2, cf. Kaibel 402.1, from Sebastopolis in Galatia, where the marble pillar is made to say Γαῖά με τίκεν (l. τίκτεν ) ἄφωνο [ν ] : now through the inscription it speaks. The word is MGr.

 

 

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αφωνα άφωνα ἄφωνα αφωνον άφωνον ἄφωνον αφωνος άφωνος ἄφωνος aphona aphōna áphona áphōna aphonon aphōnon áphonon áphōnon aphonos aphōnos áphonos áphōnos
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