2204. zeó
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zeó: to boil, be hot
Original Word: ζέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: zeó
Phonetic Spelling: (dzeh'-o)
Short Definition: I burn in spirit
Definition: (lit: I boil, am boiling), I burn (in spirit), am fervent.

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Cognate: 2204 zéō (onomatopoetic for the sound of boiling water, perhaps a primitive verb) – properly, to bubble over because hot enough to boil (J. Thayer); (figuratively) to show great zeal; be ardently passionate (literally "boiling" with interest or desire); "to be deeply committed to something, with the implication of accompanying desire – 'to be earnest, to set one's heart on, to be completely intent upon' " (L & N, 1, 25.76); very fervent. See 2205 (zēlos).

[2204 (zéō) is "formed from the participle of the Latin ferveo, 'to boil or ferment,' is an exact translation of this word, which means 'to seethe or bubble,' and is therefore used figuratively of mental states and emotions" (WS, 268).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to boil, be hot
NASB Translation
being fervent (1), fervent (1).

STRONGS NT 2204: ζέω

ζέω; to boil with heat, be hot; often in Greek writings; thus of water, Homer, Iliad 18, 349; 21, 362 (365); metaphorically, used of 'boiling' anger, love, zeal for what is good or bad, etc. (Tragg., Plato, Plutarch, others); ζέων (on this uncontracted form cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. (or his School Gram. (Robinson's translation)) § 105 N. 2, i., p. 481; Matthiae, i., p. 151; (Hadley § 371 b.)) τῷ πνεύματι, fervent in spirit, said of zeal for what is good, Acts 18:25; Romans 12:11; cf. especially Rückert and Fritzsche on Romans, the passage cited

be fervent.

A primary verb; to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), i.e. (figuratively) be fervid (earnest) -- be fervent.

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