tolmaó: to have courage, to be boldOriginal Word: τολμάωPart of Speech:
I dare, endure, am boldDefinition:
I dare, endure, am bold, have courage, make up the mind.
5111 tolmáō (from tolma, "bold courage") – properly, to show daring courage necessary for a valid risk ("putting it all on the line"); courageously venture forward by putting fear behind and embracing the fruit that lies ahead for taking a necessary risk.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from tolma (boldness)Definition
to have courage, to be boldNASB Translation
am...bold (1), bold (2), courageous (1), dare (4), dared (1), gathered up courage (1), have courage (1), have...courage (1), presume (1), venture (2), ventured (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5111: τολμάωτολμάω
; imperfect 3 person singular ἐτόλμα
, plural ἐτόλμων
; future τολμήσω
; 1 aorist ἐτόλησα
, § 236)); from Homer
down; to dare
a. not to dread or shun through fear: followed by an infinitive, Matthew 22:46; Mark 12:34; Luke 20:40; John 21:12 (Winer's Grammar, § 65, 7b.); Acts 5:13; Acts 7:32; Romans 15:18; 2 Corinthians 10:12; Philippians 1:14; Jude 1:9; τολμήσας εἰσῆλθεν, took courage and went in, Mark 15:43 (Herodian, 8, 5, 22; Plutarch, vit. Cam. 22, 6).
b. to bear, endure; to bring oneself to; (cf. Winer's Grammar, as above): followed by an infinitive, Romans 5:7; 1 Corinthians 6:1.
c. absolutely, to be bold; bear oneself boldly, deal boldly: 2 Corinthians 11:21; ἐπί τινα, against one, 2 Corinthians 10:2. (Compare: ἀποτολμάω.)<1> [SYNONYMS: τολμάω, θαρρέω: θαρρέω denotes confidence in one's own strength or capacity, θαρρέω boldness or daring in undertaking; θαρρέω has reference more to the character, τολμάω to its manifestation. Cf. Schmidt, chapter 24, 4; chapter 141. The words are found together in 2 Corinthians 10:2.]
be bold, dare
From tolma (boldness; probably itself from the base of telos through the idea of extreme conduct); to venture (objectively or in act; while tharrheo is rather subjective or in feeling); by implication, to be courageous -- be bold, boldly, dare, durst.
see GREEK telos
see GREEK tharrheo