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Strong's #2175 - εὐωδία

from a compound of (G2095) and a derivative of (G3605)
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Noun Feminine
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  1. a sweet smell, fragrance
  2. a fragrant or sweet smelling thing, incense, on odour or something sweet smelling
    1. an odour of acquiescence, satisfaction
    2. a sweet odour, spoken of the smell of sacrifices and obligations, agreeably to the ancient notion that God smells and is pleased with the odour of sacrifices
  3. metaph. a thing well pleasing to God
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5207 ‑ נִיחוֹחַ (nee‑kho'‑akh, nee‑kho'‑akh);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
NAS (3)
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
HCS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 1
BSB (3)
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
ESV (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 1
WEB (3)
2 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. -ιη, ἡ, sweet smell, Hdt. 4.75, X. Smp. 2.3, etc.; esp. of sacrifices, ὀσμὴ -ίας LXX Genesis 8:21 : metaph. in Ephesians 5:2 : in pl., Pl. Ti. 65a: in pl., also, fragrant substances, D.S. 1.84.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐωδία, εὐωδίας, (from εὐώδης; and this from εὖ and ὄζω, perfect ὄδωδα);

a. a sweet smell, fragrance, (Xenophon, Plato, Plutarch, Herodian, others); metaphorically, Χριστοῦ εὐωδία ἐσμεν τῷ Θεῷ, i. e. (dropping the figurative) our efficiency in which the power of Christ himself is at work is well-pleasing to God, 2 Corinthians 2:15.

b. a fragrant or sweet-smelling thing, incense: Diodorus 1, 84; 1 Esdr. 1:11, etc.; hence, ὀσμή εὐωδίας, an odor of something sweet-smelling, in the Sept. often for רֵיחַ־נִיחוחַ, an odor of acquiescence, satisfaction; a sweet odor, spoken of the smell of sacrifices and oblations, Exodus 29:18; Leviticus 1:9, 13, 17, etc., agreeably to the ancient (anthropopathic) notion that God smells and is pleased with the odor of sacrifices, Genesis 8:21; in the N. T. by a metaphor borrowed from sacrifices, a thing well-pleasing to God: Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18 (Winer's Grammar, 605 (562) cf. 237 (222)).

ΑὐωδίαΑὐωδία [Eu)wdi/a, εὐωδίας, Philippians 4:2 Rec.st for Αὐοδία, which see]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐωδία , -ας ,

(<εὐώδης , fragrant; <ὄζω ),

[in LXX for H5207, Genesis 8:21, al. (ὀσμὴ εὐωδίας ); Sirach 20:9; Sirach 24:15, al.;]

fragrance: metaph., Χριστοῦ εὐ ,., 2 Corinthians 2:15; ὀσμὴ εὐωδίας (a metaphor of sacrifice, most freq. in Pent. and Ez.), Ephesians 5:2, Philippians 4:18.†

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

For the adj. cf. P Amh II. 133.7 (early ii/A.D.) ἠγορά [κ ]αμέν σοι εὐώδη κεράμια ἑκατόν, ";I have bought for you a hundred sweet-smelling jars"; (Edd.), P Oxy IX. 1211.4 (ii/A.D.) οἴνου εὐώδη κεράμ (ια) β ̄, P Leid Wi. 15 (ii/iii A.D.) στύραξ, ἐστὶν γὰρ βαρὶς (l. βαρὺς) καὶ εὐώδης. Nestle contributes two interesting notes on the NT use of the subst. in ZNTW iv. p. 272, vii. p. 95 f.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ευωδια ευωδία εὐωδία ευωδιάζων ευωδιας ευωδίας εὐωδίας euodia euodía euōdia euōdía euodias euodías euōdias euōdías
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