humnos: a hymnOriginal Word: ὕμνος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (hoom'-nos)
Short Definition: a hymn, sacred song
Definition: 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. word
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5215: ὕμνος
ὕμνος, ὑμνου, ὁ, in Greek writings from Homer down, a song in praise of gods, heroes, conquerors (cf. Trench, 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
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancehymn.
see GREEK aido
see HEBREW abowt
Forms and Transliterationsύμνοι υμνοις ύμνοις ὕμνοις ύμνον ύμνος υμνωδούντες hymnois hýmnois umnois
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5215
ὕμνοις — 2 Occ.
Ephesians 5:19 N-DMP
GRK: ψαλμοῖς καὶ ὕμνοις καὶ ᾠδαῖς
NAS: in psalms and hymns and spiritual
KJV: in psalms and hymns and spiritual
INT: psalms and hymns and songs