hédoné: pleasureOriginal Word: ἡδονή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (hay-don-ay')
Short Definition: pleasure, lust, strong desire
Definition: pleasure, a pleasure, especially sensuous pleasure; a strong desire, passion.
2237 hēdonḗ (from hēdos, "pleasrable to the senses") – properly, sensual pleasure; what is enjoyable to the natural (physical) senses.
2237 /hēdonḗ ("satisfaction of physical appetite") has a strong negative connotation, generally referring to pleasure that is made an end in itself. That is, the satiation of bodily desires (lusts) at the expense of other things.
[2237 /hēdonḗ is the root of the English terms, "hedonism," "hedonistic."]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from hédomai (to enjoy oneself)
pleasure (1), pleasures (4).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2237: ἡδονή
ἡδονή, ἡδονῆς, ἡ (ἥδομαι) (Simonides 117, Herodotus down), pleasure: 2 Peter 2:13; plural, Luke 8:14 (αἱ ἡδοναι τοῦ βίου); Titus 3:3; James 4:3; by metonymy, desires for pleasure (Grotius, cupiditates rerum voluptariarum), James 4:1.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancelust, pleasure.
From handano (to please); sensual delight; by implication, desire -- lust, pleasure.
Forms and Transliterationsηδοναις ηδοναίς ἡδοναῖς ηδονή ηδονην ηδονήν ἡδονὴν ηδονής ηδονων ηδονών ἡδονῶν ήδυναν ήδυνάν ηδυνθείη ηδύνθη ηδύνθης ηδύνθησαν ηδύνουσι edonais ēdonais edonen ēdonēn edonon ēdonōn hedonais hedonaîs hēdonais hēdonaîs hedonen hedonḕn hēdonēn hēdonḕn hedonon hedonôn hēdonōn hēdonō̂n
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2237
ἡδοναῖς — 2 Occ.
ἡδονὴν — 1 Occ.
ἡδονῶν — 2 Occ.
Luke 8:14 N-GFP
GRK: πλούτου καὶ ἡδονῶν τοῦ βίου
NAS: and riches and pleasures of [this] life,
KJV: and pleasures of [this] life,
INT: riches and pleasures of life