euódia: fragranceOriginal Word: εὐωδία, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
a sweet smellDefinition:
a sweet smell, fragrance.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
fragrance (1), fragrant (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2175: εὐωδίαεὐωδία
; and this from εὖ
, perfect ὄδωδα
a. a sweet smell, fragrance, (Xenophon, Plato, Plutarch, Herodian, others); metaphorically, Χριστοῦ εὐωδία ἐσμεν τῷ Θεῷ, i. e. (dropping the figurative) our efficiency in which the power of Christ himself is at work is well-pleasing to God, 2 Corinthians 2:15.
b. a fragrant or sweet-smelling thing, incense: Diodorus 1, 84; 1 Esdr. 1:11, etc.; hence, ὀσμή εὐωδίας, an odor of something sweet-smelling, in the Sept. often for רֵיחַ־נִיחוחַ, an odor of acquiescence, satisfaction; a sweet odor, spoken of the smell of sacrifices and oblations, Exodus 29:18; Leviticus 1:9, 13, 17, etc., agreeably to the ancient (anthropopathic) notion that God smells and is pleased with the odor of sacrifices, Genesis 8:21; in the N. T. by a metaphor borrowed from sacrifices, a thing well-pleasing to God: Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18 (Winer's Grammar, 605 (562) cf. 237 (222)).<1>
ΑὐωδίαΑὐωδία [Eu)wdi/a, εὐωδίας, Philippians 4:2 Rec.st for Αὐοδία, which see] 1>
From a compound of eu and a derivative of ozo; good-scentedness, i.e. Fragrance -- sweet savour (smell, -smelling).
see GREEK eu
see GREEK ozo