1100. glóssa
Strong's Concordance
glóssa: the tongue, a language
Original Word: γλῶσσα, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: glóssa
Phonetic Spelling: (gloce-sah')
Definition: the tongue, a language
Usage: the tongue, a language, a nation (usually distinguished by their speech).
HELPS Word-studies

1100 glṓssa – tongue, used of flowing speech; (figuratively) speaking, inspired by God, like the evidence of tongues-speaking supplied by the Lord in the book of Acts to demonstrate the arrival of the new age of the covenant (i.e. NT times).

[The normative experience of the 120 believers received "tongues (1100 /glṓssa) as of fire" (Ac 2:3) and miraculously spoke in other actual languages, i.e. that they could not speak before (Ac 2:4f). This sign was repeated in Ac 10:46, 19:6 – furnishing ample proof (three attestations) that the Lord had incorporated all believers into Christ's (mystical) body (1 Cor 12:13).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. root glóch- (projecting point)
the tongue, a language
NASB Translation
tongue (25), tongues (25).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1100: γλῶσσα

γλῶσσα, γλωσης, (from Homer down), the tongue;

1. the tongue, a member of the body, the organ of speech: Mark 7:33, 35; Luke 1:64; Luke 16:24; 1 Corinthians 14:9; James 1:26; James 3:5, 6, 8; 1 Peter 3:10; 1 John 3:18; (Revelation 16:10). By a poetic and rhetorical usage, especially Hebraistic, that member of the body which is chiefly engaged in some act has ascribed to it what belongs to the man; the tongue is so used in Acts 2:26 (ἠγαλλιάσατο γλῶσσα μου); Romans 3:13; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:11 (the tongue of every man); of the little tongue-like flames symbolizing the gift of foreign tongues, in Acts 2:3.

2. a tongue, i. e. the language used by a particular people in distinction from that of other nations: Acts 2:11; hence, in later Jewish usage (Isaiah 66:18; Daniel 3:4; Daniel 5:19 Theod.; Theod.; Judges 3:8) joined with φυλή, λαός, ἔθνος, it serves to designate people of various languages (cf. Winer's Grammar, 32), Revelation 5:9; Revelation 7:9; Revelation 10:11; Revelation 11:9; Revelation 13:7; Revelation 14:6; Revelation 17:15. λαλεῖν ἑτέραις γλώσσαις to speak with other than their native i. e. in foreign tongues, Acts 2:4, cf. Acts 2:6-11; γλώσσαις λαλεῖν καιναῖς to speak with new tongues which the speaker has not learned previously, Mark 16:17 (but Tr text WH text omit; Tr marginal reading brackets καιναῖς); cf. DeWette on Acts, p. 27ff (correct and supplement his references by Meyer on 1 Corinthians 12:10; cf. also B. D. under the word Tongues, Gift of). From both these expressions must be carefully distinguished the simple phrases λαλεῖν γλώσσαις, γλώσσαις λαλεῖν, λαλεῖν γλώσσῃ, γλώσσῃ λαλεῖν (and προσεύχεσθαι γλώσσῃ, 1 Corinthians 14:14), to speak with (in) a tongue (the organ of speech), to speak with tongues; this, as appears from 1 Corinthians 14:7ff, is the gift of men who, rapt in an ecstasy and no longer quite masters of their own reason and consciousness, pour forth their glowing spiritual emotions in strange utterances, rugged, dark, disconnected, quite unfitted to instruct or to influence the minds of others: Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; 1 Corinthians 12:30; 1 Corinthians 13:1; 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4-6, 13, 18, 23, 27, 39. The origin of the expression is apparently to be found in the fact, that in Hebrew the tongue is spoken of as the leading instrument by which the praises of God are proclaimed ( τῶν θείων ὕμνων μελῳδός, 4 Macc. 10:21, cf. Psalm 34:28 (); (); (); Psalm 125:2 (); Acts 2:26; Philippians 2:11; λαλεῖν ἐν γλώσσῃ, Psalm 38:4 (), and that according to the more rigorous conception of inspiration nothing human in an inspired man was thought to be active except the tongue, put in motion by the Holy Spirit (κατάχρηται ἕτερος αὐτοῦ τοῖς φωνητηριοις ὀργάνοις, στόματι καί γλωττη πρός μηνυσιν ὧν ἄν θέλῃ, Philo, rer. div. haer. § 53 (i. 510, Mang. edition)); hence, the contrast διατουνως (critical editions τῷ νοι<) λαλεῖν, 1 Corinthians 14:19 cf. 1 Corinthians 14:9. The plural in the phrase γλώσσαις λαλεῖν, used even of a single person (1 Corinthians 14:5f), refers to the various motions of the tongue. By metonymy, of the cause for the effect, γλῶσσαι tongues are equivalent to λόγοι ἐν γλώσσῃ (1 Corinthians 14:19) words spoken in a tongue (Zungenvorträge): 1 Corinthians 13:8; 1 Corinthians 14:22; γένη γλωσσῶν, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28, of which two kinds are mentioned viz. προσευχή and ψαλμός, 1 Corinthians 14:15; γλῶσσαν ἔχω, something to utter with a tongue, 1 Corinthians 14:26. (On 'Speaking with Tongues' see, in addition to the discussions above referred to, Wendt in the 5th edition of Meyer on Acts (Acts 2:4); Heinrici, Korinthierbriefe, i., 372ff; Schaff, Hist. of the Chr. Church, i. 234-245 (1882); Farrar, St. Paul, i. 95ff.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired) -- tongue.

Forms and Transliterations
γλωσσα γλωσσά γλώσσα γλώσσά γλῶσσα γλῶσσά γλωσσαι γλώσσαι γλῶσσαι γλωσσαις γλώσσαις γλωσσαν γλώσσαν γλώσσάν γλῶσσαν γλῶσσάν γλωσσας γλώσσας γλωσση γλώσση γλώσσῃ γλωσσης γλώσσης γλωσσων γλωσσών γλωσσῶν glossa glôssa glôssá glōssa glō̂ssa glō̂ssá glossai glôssai glōssai glō̂ssai glossais glōssais glṓssais glossan glôssan glôssán glōssan glō̂ssan glō̂ssán glossas glōssas glṓssas glosse glōssē glṓssei glṓssēi glosses glōssēs glṓsses glṓssēs glosson glossôn glōssōn glōssō̂n
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Mark 7:33 N-GFS
GRK: ἥψατο τῆς γλώσσης αὐτοῦ
NAS: He touched his tongue [with the saliva];
KJV: and touched his tongue;
INT: he touched the tongue of him

Mark 7:35 N-GFS
GRK: δεσμὸς τῆς γλώσσης αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: and the impediment of his tongue was removed,
KJV: of his tongue was loosed,
INT: band of the tongue of him and

Mark 16:17 N-DFP
GRK: δαιμόνια ἐκβαλοῦσιν γλώσσαις λαλήσουσιν καιναῖς
NAS: they will speak with new tongues;
KJV: they shall speak with new tongues;
INT: demons they will cast out with tongues they will speak new

Luke 1:64 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: was opened and his tongue [loosed], and he [began] to speak
KJV: and his tongue [loosed], and he spake,
INT: and the tongue of him and

Luke 16:24 N-AFS
GRK: καταψύξῃ τὴν γλῶσσάν μου ὅτι
NAS: and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony
KJV: cool my tongue; for I am tormented
INT: cool the tongue of me for

Acts 2:3 N-NFP
GRK: αὐτοῖς διαμεριζόμεναι γλῶσσαι ὡσεὶ πυρός
NAS: And there appeared to them tongues as of fire
KJV: cloven tongues like as
INT: to them divided tongues as of fire

Acts 2:4 N-DFP
GRK: λαλεῖν ἑτέραις γλώσσαις καθὼς τὸ
NAS: with other tongues, as the Spirit
KJV: other tongues, as
INT: to speak with other tongues as the

Acts 2:11 N-DFP
GRK: ταῖς ἡμετέραις γλώσσαις τὰ μεγαλεῖα
NAS: we hear them in our [own] tongues speaking
KJV: in our tongues the wonderful works
INT: [in] our tongues the great things

Acts 2:26 N-NFS
GRK: ἠγαλλιάσατο ἡ γλῶσσά μου ἔτι
KJV: and my tongue was glad; moreover
INT: rejoiced the tongue of me and

Acts 10:46 N-DFP
GRK: αὐτῶν λαλούντων γλώσσαις καὶ μεγαλυνόντων
NAS: them speaking with tongues and exalting
KJV: them speak with tongues, and magnify
INT: them speaking with tongues and magnifying

Acts 19:6 N-DFP
GRK: ἐλάλουν τε γλώσσαις καὶ ἐπροφήτευον
NAS: on them, and they [began] speaking with tongues and prophesying.
KJV: they spake with tongues, and
INT: they were speaking moreover with tongues and prophesying

Romans 3:13 N-DFP
GRK: αὐτῶν ταῖς γλώσσαις αὐτῶν ἐδολιοῦσαν
KJV: with their tongues they have used deceit;
INT: of them with the tongues of them they practice deceit

Romans 14:11 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ πᾶσα γλῶσσα ἐξομολογήσεται τῷ
KJV: and every tongue shall confess to God.
INT: and every tongue will confess

1 Corinthians 12:10 N-GFP
GRK: ἑτέρῳ γένη γλωσσῶν ἄλλῳ δὲ
NAS: [various] kinds of tongues, and to another
KJV: [divers] kinds of tongues;
INT: and to a different one kinds of tongues to another moreover

1 Corinthians 12:10 N-GFP
GRK: δὲ ἑρμηνεία γλωσσῶν
NAS: the interpretation of tongues.
KJV: the interpretation of tongues:
INT: moreover interpretation of tongues

1 Corinthians 12:28 N-GFP
GRK: κυβερνήσεις γένη γλωσσῶν
NAS: [various] kinds of tongues.
KJV: governments, diversities of tongues.
INT: administrating various kinds of tongues

1 Corinthians 12:30 N-DFP
GRK: μὴ πάντες γλώσσαις λαλοῦσιν μὴ
NAS: do not speak with tongues, do they? All
KJV: do all speak with tongues? do all
INT: not all do speak with tongues not

1 Corinthians 13:1 N-DFP
GRK: Ἐὰν ταῖς γλώσσαις τῶν ἀνθρώπων
NAS: I speak with the tongues of men
KJV: I speak with the tongues of men
INT: If with the tongues the of men

1 Corinthians 13:8 N-NFP
GRK: καταργηθήσονται εἴτε γλῶσσαι παύσονται εἴτε
NAS: if [there are] tongues, they will cease;
KJV: whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease;
INT: they will be done away whether tongues they will cease whether

1 Corinthians 14:2 N-DFS
GRK: γὰρ λαλῶν γλώσσῃ οὐκ ἀνθρώποις
NAS: For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak
KJV: he that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue speaketh
INT: indeed speaks with a tongue not to men

1 Corinthians 14:4 N-DFS
GRK: ὁ λαλῶν γλώσσῃ ἑαυτὸν οἰκοδομεῖ
NAS: One who speaks in a tongue edifies
KJV: He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth
INT: He that speaks with a tongue himself builds up

1 Corinthians 14:5 N-DFP
GRK: ὑμᾶς λαλεῖν γλώσσαις μᾶλλον δὲ
NAS: spoke in tongues, but [even] more
KJV: all spake with tongues, but rather
INT: you to speak with tongues rather however

1 Corinthians 14:5 N-DFP
GRK: ὁ λαλῶν γλώσσαις ἐκτὸς εἰ
NAS: one who speaks in tongues, unless
KJV: he that speaketh with tongues, except
INT: he that speaks with tongues except if

1 Corinthians 14:6 N-DFP
GRK: πρὸς ὑμᾶς γλώσσαις λαλῶν τί
NAS: to you speaking in tongues, what
KJV: speaking with tongues, what
INT: to you with tongues speaking what

1 Corinthians 14:9 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς γλώσσης ἐὰν μὴ
NAS: you utter by the tongue speech
KJV: by the tongue words
INT: by means of the tongue if not

Strong's Greek 1100
50 Occurrences

γλῶσσα — 7 Occ.
γλῶσσαι — 4 Occ.
γλώσσαις — 15 Occ.
γλῶσσάν — 7 Occ.
γλώσσας — 1 Occ.
γλώσσῃ — 7 Occ.
γλώσσης — 4 Occ.
γλωσσῶν — 5 Occ.

Top of Page
Top of Page