1868. epainos
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epainos: praise
Original Word: ἔπαινος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: epainos
Phonetic Spelling: (ep'-ahee-nos)
Short Definition: commendation, praise
Definition: commendation, praise, approval.

HELPS word-Studies

1868 épainos (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting," which intensifies 136 /aínos, "praise") – properly, fitting (apt) praise, i.e. accurate acknowledgment (appropriate commendation, recognition); enthusiastic acknowledgment for what deserves praise.

[The prefix (epi) suggests commendation that fits," i.e. is appropriate because it relates to God's will (2307 /thélēma).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and ainos
NASB Translation
fame (1), praise (9), worthy of praise (1).

STRONGS NT 1868: ἔπαινος

ἔπαινος, ἐπαινου, (ἐπί and αἶνος (as it were, a tale for another; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. § 83, 4; Schmidt, chapter 155)); approbation, commendation, praise: Philippians 4:8; ἐκ τίνος, bestowed by one, Romans 2:29; ἔπαινον ἔχειν ἐκ τίνος, genitive of person, Romans 13:3; ἔπαινος γενήσεται ἑκάστῳ ἀπό τοῦ Θεοῦ, 1 Corinthians 4:5; with the genitive of the person to whom the praise is given, Romans 2:29; 2 Corinthians 8:18; εἰς ἔπαινον, to the obtaining of praise, 1 Peter 1:7; εἰς ἔπαινον τίνος, that a person or thing may be praised, Ephesians 1:6, 14; Philippians 1:11; (πέμπεσθαι εἰς ... ἔπαινον τίνος, 1 Peter 2:14); εἶναι εἰς ἔπαινον τίνος to be a praise to a person or thing, Ephesians 1:12.


From epi and the base of aineo; laudation; concretely, a commendable thing -- praise.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK aineo

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