5383. philopróteuó
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philopróteuó: to strive to be first
Original Word: φιλοπρωτεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: philopróteuó
Phonetic Spelling: (fil-op-rote-yoo'-o)
Short Definition: I desire preeminence
Definition: I love the chief place, desire preeminence.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a comp. of philos and prótos
to strive to be first
NASB Translation
loves to be first (1).

STRONGS NT 5383: φιλοπρωτεύω

φιλοπρωτεύω; (φιλόπρωτος, fond of being first, striving after the first place; from φίλος and πρῶτος: Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 2, 32; Plutarch (Alcib. 2, 2); mor., p. 471 e. (i. e. de tranquil. an. 12; p. 793 e. i. e. an seni sit etc. 18, 8)); to aspire after pre-eminence, to desire to be first: 3 John 1:9. (Several times in ecclesiastical writings.)

to wish to be first

From a compound of philos and protos; to be fond of being first, i.e. Ambitious of distinction -- love to have the preeminence.

see GREEK philos

see GREEK protos

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