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Strong's #3166 - μεγαλαυχέω

from a compound of (G3173) and aucheo (to boast, akin to (G837) and (G2744))
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  1. to be grandiloquent
  2. to boast great things, to bear one's self loftily in speech or action
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1361 ‑ גָּבַהּ (gaw‑bah');  6206 ‑ עָרַץ (aw‑rats');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I boast, brag, A. Ag. 1528 (anap.), LXX Ezekiel 16:50, Ph. 1.284, AP 5.272 (Agath.); ἐπί τινι Plb. 12.13.10; ἐν ταῖς εὐπραγίαις Id. 8.21.11; διά τι D.S. 15.16: also in Med., Pl. Alc. 1.104c, R. 395d; ἐπί τινι App. BC 1.13.

II c.acc., boast of, μονομάχιον Id. Gall. 10.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μεγαλαυχέω, μεγαλαύχω; (μεγάλαυχος, and this from μεγάλα and αὐχέω); to be grandiloquent; to boast great things, to bear oneself loftily in speech or action: γλῶσσα μεγάλαυχεῖ (L T Tr WH μεγάλα αὐχεῖ), James 3:5, where it seems to denote any kind of haughty language which wounds and provokes others, and stirs up strife. (Aeschylus Ag. 1528; Polybius 12, 13, 10; 8, 23, 11; Diodorus 15, 16, others; middle γυναῖκα πρός Θεούς ἐριζουσαν καί μεγαλαυχουμενην, Plato, rep. 3, p. 395 d.; for גָּבָה, to exalt oneself, carry oneself haughtily, Ezekiel 16:50; Zephaniah 3:11; add, 2 Macc. 15:32; Sir. 48:18.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μεγαλ -αυχέω , - (= μεγάλα αὐχέω ),

[in LXX: Ezekiel 16:50 (H1361), al.;]

to boast great things: James 3:5 (Rec. for μεγάλα αὐχεῖ , WH).†

* αὐχέω , - ,

(< αὔχη , boasting),

to boast: c. acc (MM, s.v.), μεγάλα αὐχεῖ (Rec. μεγαλαυχεῖ , q.v.), James 3:5.†

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
αυχει αὐχεῖ εμεγαλαύχουν μεγαλαυχεί μεγαλαυχείν μεγαλαυχήσαι auchei aucheî
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