5350. phtheggomai
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phtheggomai: to utter
Original Word: φθέγγομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phtheggomai
Phonetic Spelling: (ftheng'-gom-ahee)
Short Definition: I speak aloud, utter
Definition: I speak aloud, utter.

HELPS word-Studies

5350 phthéggomai – properly, to make a generic or unintelligible sound (resembling the whinny of a horse, LS); (figuratively) to speak in a way that is not understandable to the listener ("unintelligible").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
to utter
NASB Translation
speak (1), speaking (2).

STRONGS NT 5350: φθέγγομαι

φθέγγομαι; 1 aorist participle φθεγξάμενος; (φέγγος (but cf. Vanicek, p. 1176), ΦΑΩ); deponent middle; from Homer down;

1. to give out a sound, noise, or cry; used by the Greeks of any sort of sound or voice, whether of man or animal or inanimate object — as of thunder, musical instruments, etc.; (φθέγγεσθαι denotes sound in its relation to the hearer rather than to its cause; the μέγα λαλῶν is a braggart, the μέγα φθεγγόμενος. is a lofty orator; Schmidt, Syn., chapter 1 § 53).

2. to proclaim; to speak, utter: Acts 4:18; ὑπέρογκα, 2 Peter 2:18 (ἄδικα, Wis. 1:8); ὑποζύγιον, ἄφωνον ἐν ἀνθρωπίνῃ φωνή φθεγξάμενον, 2 Peter 2:16. (Compare: ἀποφθέγγομαι.)


Probably akin to pheggos and thus to phemi; to utter a clear sound, i.e. (generally) to proclaim -- speak.

see GREEK phemi

see GREEK pheggos

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