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Strong's #3931 - παρηγορία

from a compound of (G3844) and a derivative of (G58) (meaning to harangue an assembly)
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  1. addressing, address
    1. exhortation
    2. comfort, solace, relief, alleviation, consolation
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

παρηγορ-ία, Ion. -ιη, ἡ,

exhortation, persuasion, A.R. 2.1281 (pl.): metaph., χρίματος.. ἀδόλοισι παρηγορίαις A. Ag. 95 (anap.); ἴση παρηγορία, = ἰσηγορία, Jul. Or. 1.17b.

2. surname, J. BJ 4.8.3 (sed leg. προσηγ-).

II consolation, τοῦ πένθους Plu. Cim. 4, cf. Per. 34; υἱοῖο for his loss, IG 7.2544 (Thebes); ὁδευόντων π., of the moon, Secund. Sent. 6.

2. assuagement, Diocl.Fr. 142, etc.; τοῦ παροξυσμοῦ Aret. CD 1.3.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παρηγορία, παρηγοριας, (παρηγορέω (to address)), properly, an addressing, address; i. e.

a. exhortation (4 Macc. 5:11; 6:1; Apoll. Rh. 2, 1281).

b. comfort, solace, relief, alleviation, consolation: Colossians 4:11 (where see Lightfoot). (Aeschylus Ag. 95; Philo, q. deus immort. § 14; de somn. i., § 18; Josephus, Antiquities 4, 8, 3; often in Plutarch; Hierocl.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** παρηγορία , -ας ,

(< παρηγορέω , to address, exhort, console),

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 5:12; 4 Maccabees 6:1*;]

1. an address, exhortation (LXX, ll. c.).

2. comfort, consolation: Colossians 4:11.†

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

";gaining the mastery over"; (Acts 27:16), is found in the apocryphal Sus (Θ) 39 A. For the verb see the prooem. to the Gnomon.5 ff. (c. A.D. 150) (= BGU V. 1. p. 10) ὅπως. . . εὐ ̣χερ [ῶς ] τῶν πραγμάτων περικ [ρ ]ατῇς, ";in order that you may easily master the business"; : cf. M. Anton. x. 8. 2.


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List of Word Forms
μοι παρηγορια παρηγορία παρθένεια παρθένεία παρθένια moi paregoria paregoría parēgoria parēgoría