1128. gumnazó
Strong's Concordance
gumnazó: to exercise naked, to train
Original Word: γυμνάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: gumnazó
Phonetic Spelling: (goom-nad'-zo)
Definition: to exercise naked, to train
Usage: I train by physical exercise; hence: train, in the widest sense.
HELPS Word-studies

1128 gymnázō (from 1131 /gymnós, "to train, naked or wearing a loin cloth") – properly, naked or lightly clad, as with an ancient Greek athlete in a sporting event; (figuratively) to train with one's full effort, i.e. with complete physical, emotional force like when working out intensely in a gymnasium.

["Gym" and "gymnasium" come from this same root.]

1128 /gymnázō ("exert intensely, like a pro-athlete") presumes full discipline, necessary to be in "top working condition" (full agility, skill, endurance). This is gained only from constant, rigorous training (exercise). 1128 (gymnázō) conveys acquiring proficiency through practice – regular exercise with graduated resistance (the physical element is also included with the spiritual of being in "God's gymnasium").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from gumnos
to exercise naked, to train
NASB Translation
discipline (1), trained (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1128: γυμνάζω

γυμνάζω; (perfect passive participle γεγυμνασμενοσ'; (γυμνός); common in Greek writings from Aeschylus down;

1. properly, to exercise naked (in the palaestra).

2. to exercise vigorously, in any way, either the body or the mind: ἑαυτόν πρός εὐσέβειαν, of one who strives earnestly to become godly, 1 Timothy 4:7; γεγυμνασμενος exercised, Hebrews 5:14; Hebrews 12:11; καρδίαν γεγυμνασμένην πλεονεξίας (Rec. πλεονεξίαις), a soul that covetousness or the love of gain has trained in its crafty ways, 2 Peter 2:14; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 4.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
exercise, train

From gumnos; to practise naked (in the games), i.e. Train (figuratively) -- exercise.

see GREEK gumnos

Forms and Transliterations
γεγυμνασμενα γεγυμνασμένα γεγυμνασμενην γεγυμνασμένην γεγυμνασμενοις γεγυμνασμένοις γυμναζε γύμναζε gegumnasmena gegumnasmenen gegumnasmenēn gegumnasmenois gegymnasmena gegymnasména gegymnasmenen gegymnasmenēn gegymnasménen gegymnasménēn gegymnasmenois gegymnasménois gumnaze gymnaze gýmnaze
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Timothy 4:7 V-PMA-2S
GRK: μύθους παραιτοῦ γύμναζε δὲ σεαυτὸν
NAS: hand, discipline yourself
KJV: and exercise thyself
INT: fables refuse train moreover yourself

Hebrews 5:14 V-RPM/P-ANP
GRK: τὰ αἰσθητήρια γεγυμνασμένα ἐχόντων πρὸς
NAS: their senses trained to discern
KJV: have their senses exercised to discern
INT: the senses exercised have for

Hebrews 12:11 V-RPM/P-DMP
GRK: δι' αὐτῆς γεγυμνασμένοις ἀποδίδωσιν δικαιοσύνης
NAS: to those who have been trained by it, afterwards
KJV: of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
INT: by it having been exercised renders of righteousness

2 Peter 2:14 V-RPM/P-AFS
GRK: ἀστηρίκτους καρδίαν γεγυμνασμένην πλεονεξίας ἔχοντες
NAS: a heart trained in greed,
KJV: they have exercised with covetous practices;
INT: unestablished a heart exercised in craving having

Strong's Greek 1128
4 Occurrences

γεγυμνασμένα — 1 Occ.
γεγυμνασμένην — 1 Occ.
γεγυμνασμένοις — 1 Occ.
γύμναζε — 1 Occ.

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