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Strong's #2989 - λάμπω

a primary verb
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  1. to shine
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Strong #: 2095 ‑ זְהַר (zeh‑har');  5050 ‑ נָגַהּ (naw‑gah');  6705 ‑ צָחַח (tsaw‑khakh');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Il. 13.474, etc.; Ion. Iterat. λάμπεσκεν Emp. 84.6, Theoc. (v. infr.): fut. - ψω S. El. 66, AP 6.249 (Antip.): aor. ἔλαμψα Hdt. 6.82 (v.l.), S. OT 473 (lyr.), Ar. V. 62, Pl. 335d: pf. λέλαμπα (in pres. sense) E. Andr. 1025, Tr. 1295 (both lyr.):

Med., h.Hom. 31.13, etc.: impf. ἐλαμπόμην, λαμπ -, Il. 6.319, E. Med. 1194: fut. λάμψομαι (ἐλλ -) Hdt. 1.80:

Pass., fut. λαμφθήσομαι (ἐλλ -) Plot. 2.9.3: aor. ἐλάμφθην J. BJ 4.10.1 (περι -): from these late forms of Pass. must be distd. the similar Ion. forms of λαμβάνω: —


1. give light, shine, of the gleam of arms, τῆλε δὲ χαλκὸς λάμφ' ὥς τε στεροπή Il. 10.154, cf. 11.66; λάμπε δὲ χαλκῷ, of Hector, 12.463; φῶς λάμπεσκεν Emp. l.c.; ἀπ' ὀφθαλμῶν δὲ κακὸν πῦρ.. λάμπεσκε Theoc. 24.19; of the eyes, ὀφθαλμὼ δ' ἄρα οἱ πυρὶ λάμπετον Il. 13.474; of the sun, Sol. 13.23, etc.; of fire, S. Ant. 1007; ἄλσος λάμπεν ὑπὸ δεινοῖο θεοῦ Hes. Sc. 71: Med., κόρυθος -ομένης Il. 16.71; λάμπετο δουρὸς αἰχμή 6.319; δαΐδων ὕπο -ομενάων 18.492, Od. (only in this phrase) 19.48, 23.290; χαλκὸς ἐλάμπετο Il. 22.134; of a person, - όμενος πυρί 15.623; τεύχεσι λ. 20.46, Hes. Sc. 60; ὄσσε -έσθην Il. 15.608; πεδίον.. λάμπετο χαλκῷ 20.156, etc.

2. of sound, ring loud and clear, παιὰν δὲ λάμπει S. OT 186 (lyr.), cf. 473 (lyr.); cf. λαμπρός 1.4.

3. metaph., shine forth, be famous or conspicuous, λάμπει κλέος Pi. O. 1.23; ἀρετά Id. I. 1.22, E. Andr. 776 (lyr.); δίκα δὲ λάμπει μὲν ἐν δυσκάπνοις δώμασιν A. Ag. 773 (lyr.); τέκνων οἷς ἂν λάμπωσιν νεάνιδες ἧβαι E. Ion 476 (lyr.); κάλλος Pl. Phdr. 250d. Astrol., of a planet, occupy a favourable position, Ptol. Tetr. 51.

4. of persons, φαιδρὸς λάμποντι μετώπῳ with beaming face, Ar. Eq. 550 (anap.); shine, gain glory, οὐδ' εἰ Κλέων γ' ἔλαμψε Id. V. l.c.; ἐν ἄλλοις βουσὶν ἰὼν λάμπεσκεν Theoc. 25.141.

II trans., cause to shine, illumine, δόλιον ἀκταῖς ἀστέρα λάμψας E. Hel. 1131 (lyr.), cf. Ion 83 (anap.), Ph. 226, AP l.c., Trag.Adesp. 33, etc. Found chiefly in poetry and Com., though the pres. and impf. occur in X. An. 3.1.11 (Med.), Mem. 4.7.7, Pl. Phdr. 250d, Arist. de An. 419a4, and late Prose, and the aor. in Hdt. 6.82 (v.l.), Arist. Mu. 395a15, Plu. Tim. 3, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λάμπω; future λαμψω (2 Corinthians 4:6 L text T Tr WH); 1 aorist ἐλαμψα; (from Homer down); to shine: Matthew 5:15; Matthew 17:2; Luke 17:24; Acts 12:7; 2 Corinthians 4:6. (Compare: ἐκλάμπω, περιλάμπω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λάμπω ,

[in LXX for H5050, etc.;]

to shine: Matthew 5:15-16; Matthew 17:2, Luke 17:24, Acts 12:7, 2 Corinthians 4:6 (cf. ἐκ -, περι -λάμπω ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Leid Wxvii. 23 ( ii/iii A.D.) ὀφθαλμοί εἰσιν ἀκάματοι, λάμποντες ἐν ταῖς κόραις τῶν ἀνθρώπων —of a god’s eyes.

Over the door of the Church of St. George at Zorava, erected on the site of a pagan temple, the following inscr. was engraved—θεοῦ γέγονεν οἶκος τὸ τῶν δαιμόνων καταγώγιον, φῶς σωτήριον ἔλαμψεν ὅπου σκότος ἐκάλυπτεν κτλ. (OGIS 610 .1 f.—vi/A.D.) : cf. 2 Corinthians 4:6. The verb survives in MGr λάμπω, ";shine,"; ";light.";


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List of Word Forms
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