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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #21 - ἀγαλλιάω
- to exult, rejoice exceedingly, be exceeding glad
late form of ἀγάλλομαι,
rejoice exceedingly, Revelation 19:7 (v.l. ἀγαλλιώμεθα) ; ἠγαλλίᾱσα Luke 1:47, cf. POxy. 1592.4 (iii/iv A.D.): — more common as D ἀγαλλιάομαι, LXX Isaiah 12:6, al.: fut. -άσομαι Psalms 5:11 : aor. ἠγαλλιᾱσάμην Psalms 16:2(15).2, John 8:56; ἠγαλλιάσθην ib. 5.35. — This family of words seems also to have been used in malam partem,
ἀγαλλιάομαι, see ἀγαλλιάω.
STRONGS NT 21: ἀγαλλιάω ἀγαλλιάω, (ῶ, and (but the active is not used except in Luke 1:47 (ἠγαλλίασα), in Revelation 19:7 (ἀγαλλιῶμεν) L T Tr WH (and in 1 Peter 1:8 WH Tr marginal reading (ἀγαλλιᾶτε), cf. WH's Appendix, p. 169)); 1 aorist ἠγαλλιασάμην, and (with a middle significance) ἠγαλλιάθην (John 5:35; Rec. ἠγαλλιάσθην); a word of Hellenistic coinage (from ἀγάλλομαι to rejoice, glory (yet cf. Buttmann, 51 (45))), often in the Sept. (for גִּיל, עָלַץ, רָנַן, שׂוּשׂ), to exult, rejoice exceedingly: Matthew 5:12; Luke 10:21; Acts 2:26; Acts 16:34; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Peter 4:13; ἔν τίνι, 1 Peter 1:6, dative of the thing in which the joy originates (cf. Winers Grammar, § 33 a.; B. 185 (160)); but John 5:35 means, 'to rejoice while his light shone' (i. e. in (the midst of) etc.). ἐπί τίνι, Luke 1:47; followed by ἵνα, John 8:56 that he should see, rejoiced because it had been promised him that he should see. This divine promise was fulfilled to him at length in paradise; cf. Winers Grammar, 339 (318); B. 239 (206). On this word see Gelpke in the Studien und Kritiken for 1849, p. 645f.
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† ἀγαλλιάω , -ῶ ,
Hellenistic form of cl. ἀγάλλω , to glorify, mid. -ομαι , to exult in;
to exult, rejoice greatly: seq. ἐπί , c. dat., Luke 1:47; c. dat. mod., 1 Peter 1:8, Revelation 19:7. Mid., with same sense: Matthew 5:12, Luke 10:21, Acts 2:26 Acts 16:34, 1 Peter 4:13; seq. ἴνα , John 8:56; ἐν , John 5:35 (1 aor. pass. perh. as mid.; but v. Mozley, Psalter, 5), 1 Peter 1:6 (Cremer, 590).†
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