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Strong's #5251 - ὑπερυψόω

from (G5228) and (G5312)
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  1. metaph. to exalt to the highest rank and power, raise to supreme majesty
  2. to extol most highly
  3. to be lifted up with pride, exalted beyond measure
  4. to carry one's self loftily
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  6184 ‑ עָרִיץ (aw‑reets');  7311 ‑ רָמַם (room);  
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KJV (1)
Philippians 1
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Philippians 2
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Philippians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


exalt exceedingly, τινα Philippians 2:9 : Pass., LXX Psalms 37:35(36).35, Psalms 97:9(96).9


Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὑπερυψόω, ὑπερυψῶ: 1 aorist ὑπερυψωσα; (Ambrose superexalto); metaphorically,

a. to exalt to the highest rank arid power, raise to supreme majesty: τινα, Philippians 2:9; passive, Psalm 96:9 ().

b. to extol most highly: Song of the Three etc. 28ff; Daniel 3:34 (Daniel 4:34), Theod..

c. passive, to be lifted up with pride, exalted beyond measure; to carry oneself loftily: Psalm 36:35 (). (Ecclesiastical and Byzantine writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὑπερ -υψόω , - ,

[in LXX: Psalms 37:35 (H6184) Psalms 97:9 (H5927 ni.), Da TH Daniel 4:34; Daniel 11:12 (H7311), ib. LXX TH Da 3:52 ff.*;]

1. to exalt beyond measure, exalt to the highest place: Philippians 2:9.

2. to extol (Da, ll. c.).†

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

For the metaph. sense ";corrupt,"; ";injure,"; as in 1Co. 3:17, al., we may point to the common clause in marriage-contracts forbidding the wife φθείρειν τὸν κοινὸν οἶκον (P Tebt I. 104.29 (B.C. 92), BGU IV. 1050.22 (time of Augustus), P Oxy III. 497.4 (early ii/A.D.), al.) : cf. 1Co. 3:17.

A literal sense is seen in certain nursing contracts, where provision is made against the nurse’s ";spoiling"; her milk, e.g. BGU IV. 1058.29 (B.C. 13) μὴ φθίρουσαν τὸ γάλα. In P Strass I. 24.15 (A.D. 118) the pass. ἐφθάρη [σ ̣ ] ̣ν is used of the destruction of cattle. Cf. also P Cairo Zen I. 59037.7 (B.C. 258–7) where a man is described as ἐν Ἀλεξανδρείαι φθειρόμενος, ";in Alexandria wasting his time.";


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
υπεροίσει υπερυψούμενον υπερυψώ υπερυψώθης υπερυψωσεν ὑπερύψωσεν υπερφερής hyperypsosen hyperypsōsen hyperýpsosen hyperýpsōsen uperupsosen uperupsōsen
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