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Strong's #3552 - νοσέω

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  1. to be sick
  2. metaph. of any ailment of the mind
    1. to be taken with such an interest in a thing as amounts to a disease, to have a morbid fondness for
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KJV (1)
1 Timothy 1
NAS (3)
1 Timothy 3
HCS (1)
1 Timothy 1
BSB (1)
1 Timothy 1
ESV (1)
1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. (no Ion. form νουσέω is found), to be sick, ail, whether in body or mind, Hdt. 1.105, etc.; τῆς πόλεως.. οὔπω νενοσηκυίας not yet having suffered from the plague, Th. 2.31; νενοσηκὸς αἷμα diseased, Arist. HA 521a18; νόσῳ ν. A. Pr. 386: c. acc. cogn., νοῦσον νοσεῖν Hdt. 3.33, cf. E. Andr. 220; τελευταίαν νόσον ν. Antipho 1.30; τι τῶν ἀπορρήτων κακῶν E. Hipp. 293: c. acc. partis, νοσεῖν κῶλον S. Ph. 41; ν. ὀφθαλμούς Pl. Grg. 496a; νεφρούς Arist. PA 671b11, etc.; τὸ νοσοῦν, = cross νόσος, S. Ph. 675, Pl. Smp. 186b: freq. in aor. νοσῆσαι, fall sick, Hdt. 1.19, Th. 1.138, Arist. Rh. 1392a11, Luc. Macr. 22, etc.; of things, γῆ νοσεῖ X. Ath. 2.6; of plants, Thphr. CP 5.9.9: Pass., ἡμέραι αἱ νοσούμεναι days on which one is ill, Hp. Septim. 7.

2. of passion, ν. μάταν to be mad, S. Aj. 635 (lyr.); θολερῷ χειμῶνι νοσήσας ib. 207 (anap.); ἐξ ἀλαστόρων ν. Id. Tr. 1235; νοσῶν alone, opp. σώφρων, ib. 435; ν. τὰς φρένας Cratin. 329; ν. περὶ δόξαν to have a morbid craving for fame, Plu. 2.546f; ψυχῆς νοσούσης ἐστὶ φάρμακον λόγος Men. Mon. 550.

3. generally, suffer, νοσεῖ τὰ τῶν θεῶν E. Tr. 27; τοῖσιν οἰκείοις κακοῖς S. OC 766; ἀπαιδίᾳ E. Ion 620; πονηρίᾳ X. Mem. 3.5.18; ἐκεῖ νοσοῦμεν ὅτι.. E. Hel. 581: c. acc. cogn., τόδ' ἄλγος S. Ph. 1326; esp. of states, suffer from faction and the like, ἡ Μίλητος νοσήσασα στάσι Hdt. 5.28; νοσεῖ πόλις S. Ant. 1015, cf. Pl. Mx. 243e; νοσοῦσι καὶ τεταραγμένοις D. 2.14; νοσοῦντας ἐν αὑτοῖς Id. 9.50; ἀπόλωλε καὶ νενόσηκεν ἡ Ἑλλάς ib.39; αἱ δὲ πόλεις ἐνόσουν Id. 18.45; τὰ πράγματα νοσοῦντα Arist. Ath. 6.4; νοσῶν γάμος Ael. NA 8.20.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

νοσέω, νόσῳ; (νόσος); from (Aeschylus), Herodotus down; to be sick; metaphorically, of any ailment of the mind (ἀνηκέστω πονηρία νόσειν Ἀθηναιους, Xenophon, mem. 3, 5, 18 and many other examples in Greek authors): περί τί, to be taken with such an interest in a thing as amounts to a disease, to have a morbid fondness for, 1 Timothy 6:4 (περί δόξαν, Plato, mor., p. 546 d.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** νοσέω , -

(< νόσος ),

[in LXX (metaph.): Wisdom of Solomon 17:8 *;]

to be sick: metaph., of mental ailment, seq. περί , 1 Timothy 6:4 (cf. Plat., Mor., 546 d).†

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

Rouffiac (Recherches, p. 91 ) has shown that this abbreviated common name (Romans 16:15) is by no means specially characteristic of Rome, but is common throughout the Empire, e.g. IG III. 1080.28 (Athens), CIL XIV. 1286 (Ostia), ib. III. 4939 (Olympia) : cf. Milligan Documents, p. 183.


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
νοσων νοσών νοσῶν noson nosôn nosōn nosō̂n
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