boaó: to call outOriginal Word: βοάωPart of Speech:
I shout, call aloudDefinition:
I shout, call aloud, proclaim.
994 boáō (from 995 /boḗ, "cry out") – exclaim ("cry out"); to make an urgent distress-call; summon intensely, because sorely needing a response (assistance).
994 /boáō ("shouting with intense feeling") is a very emotional term (Abbott-Smith), "manifesting deep feeling" (J. Thayer).
[This is also the connotation of this term in classical Greek.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to call outNASB Translation
called (1), cried (1), cry (1), crying (4), loudly declaring (1), shout (1), shouted (1), shouting (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 994: βοάωβοάω
; (imperfect ἐβόων
, Acts 21:34 Rec.
); 1 aorist ἐβόησα
); from Homer
down; in the Sept.
mostly for קָרָא
, to cry aloud, shout
1. to raise a cry: of joy, Galatians 4:27 (from Isaiah 54:1); of pain, Matthew 27:46 L marginal reading Tr WH; Acts 8:7.
2. to cry i. e. speak with a high, strong voice: Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:3, Luke 3:4, John 1:23 (all from Isaiah 40:3); Mark 15:34; Luke 9:38 (R G ἀναβοάω); (Luke 18:38); Acts 17:6; Acts 21:34 Rec.; (R G ἐπιβοάω).
3. πρός τινα to cry to one for help, implore his aid: Luke 18:7 (T Tr WH αὐτῷ; cf. Winer's Grammar, 212 (199)) (1 Samuel 7:8; 1 Chronicles 5:20; Hosea 7:14, etc. for אֶל זָעַק). (Compare: ἀναβοάω, ἐπιβοάω.)<1> [SYNONYMS: βοάω, καλέω, κράζω, κραυγάζω: It is not uninstructive to notice that ill classic usage καλεῖν denotes 'to cry out' for a purpose, to call; βοᾶν to cry out as a manifestation of feeling; κράζειν to cry out harshly, often of an inarticulate and brutish sound; thus καλεῖν suggests intelligence; βοᾶν sensibilities; κράζειν instincts; hence, βοᾶν especially a cry for help. κραυγάζειν, intensive of κράζω, denotes to cry coarsely, in contempt, etc. Cf. Schmidt, chapter 3.]
Apparently a prolonged form of a primary verb; to halloo, i.e. Shout (for help or in a tumultuous way) -- cry.