2059. herméneuó
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herméneuó: to interpret
Original Word: ἑρμηνεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: herméneuó
Phonetic Spelling: (her-mayn-yoo'-o)
Short Definition: I translate, interpret
Definition: (a) I translate, explain, (b) I interpret the meaning of.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from Hermés
to interpret
NASB Translation
translated (2), translation (1).

STRONGS NT 2059: ἑρμηνεύω

ἑρμηνεύω: (present passive ἑρμηνεύομαι); (from Ἑρμῆς, who was held to be the god of speech, writing, eloquence, learning);

1. to explain in words, expound: (Sophocles, Euripides), Xenophon, Plato, others.

2. to interpret, i. e. to translate what has been spoken or written in a foreign tongue into the vernacular (Xenophon, an. 5, 4, 4): John 1:38 () R G T, (); ; Hebrews 7:2. (2 Esdr. 4:7 for תַּרְגֵּם.) (Compare: διερμηνεύω, μεθερμηνεύω.)


From a presumed derivative of Hermes (as the god of language); to translate -- interpret.

see GREEK Hermes

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