humnos: a hymnOriginal Word: ὕμνος, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a hymn, sacred songDefinition:
a hymn, sacred song, song of praise to God.
Cognate: 5215 hýmnos (from hydeō, "to celebrate") – a song that gives honor, praise, or thanksgiving (transliterated into English as "hymn"). 5215 /hýmnos ("hymn") in antiquity was a song celebrating (praising) pagan gods, heroes, and conquerors.
In the NT, 5215 /hýmnos ("hymns") is used only of praising the triune God, manifested in the flesh in Jesus Christ, the God-man. It occurs twice in the NT (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16), pointing to well-known songs of praise to God that became established hymns for the early Christians. See 5214 (hymneō).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
a hymnNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5215: ὕμνοςὕμνος
, in Greek writings from Homer
down, a song in praise of gods, heroes, conquerors
, as below, p. 297), but in the Scriptures of God; a sacred song, hymn
: plural, Ephesians 5:19
; Colossians 3:16
. (1 Macc. 4:33; 2 Macc. 1:30 2Macc. 10:7; (Judges 16:13
), etc.; of the Psalms of David, Josephus
, Antiquities 7, 12, 3; for תְּהִלָּה
, Psalm 39:4<10> (); Psalm 64:2<10> (); for שִׁיר, Isaiah 42:10.)<1> [SYNONYMS: ὕμνος, ψαλμός, ᾠδή: ᾠδή is the generic term; ψαλμός and ὕμνος are specific, the former designating a song which took its general character from the O. T. 'Psalms' (although not restricted to them, see 1 Corinthians 14:15, 26), the latter a song of praise. "While the leading idea of ψαλμός is a musical accompaniment, and that of ὕμνος praise to God, ᾠδή is the general word for a song, whether accompanied or unaccompanied, whether of praise or on any other subject. Thus it was quite possible for the same song to be at once ψαλμός, ὕμνος and ᾠδή (Lightfoot on Colossians 3:16). The words occur together in Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:19. See Trench, Synonyms, § lxxviii.]
Apparently from a simpler (obsolete) form of hudeo (to celebrate; probably akin to aido; compare abowt); a "hymn" or religious ode (one of the Psalms) -- hymn.
see GREEK aido
see HEBREW abowt