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Strong's #136 - αἶνος

apparently a primary word, properly, a story, but used in the sense of (G1868)
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  1. a saying, proverb
  2. praise, laudatory discourse
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Strong #: 1984 ‑ הָלַל (haw‑lal');  5797 ‑ עוֹז (oze, oze);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

αἶνος, ὁ, (αἰν[] έω)

I poet. and Ion. word, tale, story, Il. 23.652, Od. 14.508, A. Supp. 534 (lyr.); αἰνεῖν αἶνον to tell a tale, Id. Ag. 1483 (lyr.), S. Ph. 1380: esp. story with moral, fable, Hes. Op. 202, Archil. 86, 89; ἄκουε δὴ τὸν αἶνον Call. Iamb. 1.211: generally, saying, proverb, παλαιὸς αἶ. E. Fr. 508, cf. Theoc. 14.43; riddle, Carm.Pop. 34.

II = Att. ἔπαινος, praise, Il. 23.795, Od. 21.110, Pi. N. 1.6; ἐπιτύμβιος αἶ. A. Ag. 1547, cf. 780, S. OC 707 (all lyr.); ἄξιος αἴνου μεγάλου Hdt. 7.107 (v.l. ἐπαίνου), cf. LXX Psalms 8:2, al., Luke 18:43.

III decree, resolution, τῶν Ἀχαιῶν IG 4.926 (Epid.); κατ' αἶνον, opp. κατὰ ψήφισμα, SIG 672.15 (Delph.), cf. EM 36.16.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

αἶνος, , (often used by the Greek poets);

1. a saying, a proverb.

2. praise, laudatory discourse: Matthew 21:16 (Psalm 8:3); Luke 18:43.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

αἶνος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H1984 pi, H5797;]

poët. and Ion.,

1. = μῦθος , a tale (Hom., al.).

2. = Att... ἔπαινος ,, praise (Hom., al.): Matthew 21:16 (LXX) Luke 18:43.

3. In Papyri, a decree (MM., VGT, s.v.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Syll 452.4 (c. B.C. 240, Epidaurus, in dialect) κατὰ τὸν αἶνον τὸν τῶν Ἀ [χαι ]ῶν is explained by Dittenberger as a ";decree"; of the Achaean Council. He compares ib. 306.20 (ii/B.C.) μήτε κατὰ ψάφισμα μήτε κατ᾽ αἶνον, the former being a decree of the people, the latter of the Senate (Delphi); and he cites Hesychius αἶνος · γνώμη, παροιμία, παράδειγμα, ἔπαινος · καὶ ἡ χειροτονία καὶ ψήφισμα.


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List of Word Forms
αινον αίνον αἶνον αίνος αίνου αίνω ainon aînon