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Strong's #214 - ἀλαλάζω

from alale ( a shout, "halloo")
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  1. to repeat frequently the cry "alala" as soldiers used to do on entering into battle
  2. to utter a joyful sound
  3. to wail, lament
  4. to ring loudly, to clang
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3213 ‑ יָלַל (yaw‑lal');  7321 ‑ רוּעַ (roo‑ah');  8085 ‑ שָׁמַע (shaw‑mah');  
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KJV (2)
Mark 1
1 Corinthians 1
NAS (2)
Mark 1
1 Corinthians 1
HCS (2)
Mark 1
1 Corinthians 1
BSB (2)
Mark 1
1 Corinthians 1
ESV (2)
Mark 1
1 Corinthians 1
WEB (2)
Mark 1
1 Corinthians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀλᾰλ-άζω, fut. -άξομαι v.l. in E. Ba. 593, -άξω LXX Ezekiel 27:30 : aor. ἠλάλαξα E. HF 981, X. (v. infr.), poet. ἀλάλαξα Pi. O. 7.37: Med., S. Fr. 534, Arr. An. 5.10.3: (formed from the cry ἀλαλαί):


1.raise the war-cry, τῷ Ἐνυαλίῳ ἠλάλαξαν (as v.l. for ἠλέλιξαν) X. An. 5.2.14, cf. 6.5.27; Med., Arr.l.c.: c.acc. cogn., νίκην ἀλαλάζειν shout the shout of victory, S. Ant. 133.

2. generally, cry, shout aloud, Pi.l.c., E. El. 855; esp. in orgiastic rites, A. Fr. 57; of Bacchus and Bacchae, E. Ba. 593 (in Med.), 1133, etc.; ὠλόλυξαν αἱ γυναῖκες, ἠλάλαξαν δὲ οἱ ἄνδρες Hld. 3.5.

3. rarely of a cry of pain or grief, ἠλάλαζε δυσθνἥσκων φόνὡ E. El. 843, LXX Jeremiah 4:8, al., Mark 5:38, Plu. Luc 28.

II rarely also of other sounds than the voice, sound loudly, ψαλμὸς δ' ἀλαλάζει A. Fr. 57; κύμβαλον ἀλαλάζον 1 Corinthians 13:1. — Poet. word, used by X. and in late Prose.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀλαλάζω; (from Pindar down);

a. properly, to repeat frequently the cry ἄλαλα, as soldiers used to do on entering battle,

b. universally, to utter a joyful shout: Psalm 46:2 (); Psalm 65:2 (); and in secular writings c. to wail, lament: Mark 5:38 (הֵילִיל Jeremiah 4:8; Jeremiah 32:20 ()); cf. ὀλολύζω, Latinululare. (Synonyms: see κλαίω at the end)

d. to ring loudly, to clang: 1 Corinthians 13:1 (cf. ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ, Psalm 150:5).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(onomat. from the battle-cry ἀλαλά ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7321 hi., H3213;]

prop, to raise a war-cry, shout with triumph or joy; rarely of grief, to wail: Mark 5:38 (cf. Jeremiah 4:8); of a cymbal, ἀλαλάζον (RV. clanging), 1 Corinthians 13:1 (cf. ὀλολύζω ).†

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
αλαλαζον αλαλάζον ἀλαλάζον αλαλαζοντας αλαλάζοντας ἀλαλάζοντας αλαλαξατε αλαλάξατε αλάλαξον αλαλάξουσιν αλαλάξωμεν ηλάλαξαν ηλάλαξεν alalazon alalázon alalazontas alalázontas