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Strong's #3831 - πανήγυρις

from (G3956) and a derivative of (G58)
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  1. a festal gathering of the whole people to celebrate public games or other solemnities
  2. a public festal assembly
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Strong #: 4150 ‑ מוֹעָדָה (mo‑ade', mo‑ade', mo‑aw‑daw');  6116 ‑ עֲצֶרֶת (ats‑aw‑raw', ats‑eh'‑reth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. Dor. πανᾱγ-, εως, ἡ, (πᾶς, ἄγυρις) general or national assembly, ἐν πανηγύρει βουλευσόμεσθα A. Ag. 845; esp. a festal assembly in honour of a national god, Δήμητρος ἁγνῆς καὶ Κόρης Archil. 120; Ζηνὸς ἀμφὶ πανάγυριν Pi. O. 9.96; πανηγύριας πανηγυρίζειν, ποιήσασθαι, to hold such festivals, keep holy-days, Hdt. 2.59, 58; συναγαγεῖν Isoc. 4.1; διαλύειν X. Cyr. 6.1.10; ἐς π. θεωρεῖν Ar. Pax 342; θεωρίαι ἐς τὰς ἐν τῇ Ἑλλάδι π. Decr. ap. D. 18.91; Ὀλυμπίαζε εἰς τὴν τῶν Ἑλλήνων π. ἐπανιών Pl. Hp.Mi. 363c; in Caria, PCair.Zen. 341 (a) 11 (iii B. C.); in Egypt, PHib. 27.76 (iii B. C.), etc.; ἐν ταῖς π. καὶ δείξεσι τῶν σοφιστῶν Phld. Rh. 2.256S.; ἁμίλλαις ἱππικαῖς καὶ πανηγύρει προσκαθήμενος Jul. Or. 1.39c; π. ἐμπορικόν τι πρᾶγμα Str. 10.5.4, cf. CIG 4474.35 (Baetocaece), Prisc.p.277 D.

2. any assembly, θεῶν ἅδε πανάγυρις A. Th. 220 (lyr.); νεοσσῶν, φίλων, E. Heracl. 239, HF 1283.

3. metaph., π. ὀφθαλμῶν feast for the eyes, Ael. VH 3.1, cf. Lib. Or. 59.145; τὸν.. Ἔχετον χρυσὸν ἀποδείξων καὶ π. destined to exhibit E. as gold and a feast (by comparison with himself), Eun. Hist. p.236D. in bad sense, παίγνιον ὁ βίος καὶ πλάνη καὶ π. Vett. Val. 246.2.

II people assembled, τῇ π. δέος ἐγένετο μὴ.. Th. 5.50: generally, crowd, audience, ὅταν ᾖ π. Thphr. Char. 6.7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πανήγυρις, πανηγυρισεως, (from πᾶς and ἄγυρις from ἀγείρω), from Herodotus and Pindar down;

a. a festal gathering of the whole people to celebrate public games or other solemnities.

b. universally, a public festal assembly ; so in Hebrews 12:22(23) where the word is to be connected with ἀγγέλων (so G L Tr (Tdf.); yet see the commentaries). (The Sept. for מועֵד, Ezekiel 46:11; Hosea 2:11 (); ; עֲצָרָה, Amos 5:21.) (Cf. Trench, § i.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πανήγυρις , -εως ,

(< πᾶς + ἄγυρας = ἀγορά ),

[in LXX: Hosea 2:11(13) 9:5, Ezekiel 46:11 (H4150), Amos 5:21 (H6116) *;]


a national festal assembly in honour of a god; hence, generally, any festal assembly: Hebrews 12:23 (for exx. in Papyri, v. MM, xviii).†

SYN.: ἐκκλησία G1577 (q.v.), συναγωγή G4864.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";consolation"; (Colossians 4:11) : cf. the two sepulchral inscrr. Kaibel 204.12 (i/B.C.)—

Οὐκ ἔπιον Λήθης Ἀιδωνίδος ἔσχατον ὕδωρ,

ὡς σὲ παρηγορίην κἀν φθιμένοισιν ἔχω,

and ib. 502.4 (iii/iv A.D.) βουλὴ ταὐτὸν ἔπραξε παρη [γορίην υἱ ]οῖ [ο. For the verb see the pagan letter of consolation on the occasion of a death P Oxy I. 115.11 (ii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 96) παρηγορεῖτε οὖν ἑαυτούς, Syll.3 866.29 (A.D. 153) παρηγορῆσαι αὐτοῦ τά τε τέκνα καὶ τοὺς συνγενῖς. . . φέριν συνμέτρως τὰ τῆς λύπης, and Kaibel 261.19 (ii/A.D.) τὸν βίον τρυφῇ παρηγόρησον. As an ex. of the reciprocal middle we may cite MGr νὰ παρηγορηθοῦμε, ";that we may comfort one another.";


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List of Word Forms
πανηγυρει πανηγύρει πανηγύρεις πανηγύρεσιν πανηγύρεως πάνθηρ panegurei panēgurei panegyrei panegýrei panēgyrei panēgýrei