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Strong's #2850 - κολακεία

from a derivative of kolax (a fawner)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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  1. flattery, flattering discourse
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κολᾰκ-εία, ἡ,

flattery, fawning, Democr. 268, Pl. R. 590b, Grg. 463c, 465b, Thphr. Char. 2, etc.; πολλὴν κολακείαν πεποίηται Aeschin. 3.162, cf. Cic. Att. 13.27.1; περὶ κολακείας, title of treatise by Phld.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κολακεία (T WH κολακια (see Iota)), κολακείας, (κολεκεύω), flattery: λόγος κολακείας, flattering discourse, 1 Thessalonians 2:5. (Plato, Demosthenes, Theophrastus, Josephus, Herodian, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* κολακία

(Rec. -εία ), -ας ,

(< κολακεύω , to flatter),

flattery: 1 Thessalonians 2:5 (v. Lft., Notes, 23).†

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 form of this NT ἅπ.εἰρ. (1 Thessalonians 2:5), see WH Notes.2, p. 160. The word carries with it the idea of the tortuous methods by which one man seeks to gain influence over another, generally for his own ends, and when we keep in view the selfish conduct of too many of the heathen rhetoricians of the day (see e.g. Dion Cass. Hist. Rom. lxxi. 35, Dion Chrys. Orat, xxxii. p. 403) we can easily understand how such a charge might come to be laid against the Apostles. For a new work περὶ κολακείας by Philo-demus the Epicurean (B.C. 50) see Rhein. Mus. NF Ivi. p. 623.


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
κεκολαμμένα κεκολαμμένη κεκολαμμένης κεκολαμμένους κολακείας κολακεύων κολακιας κολακίας κολαπτάς kolakeias kolakeías
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