3931. parégoria
Strong's Concordance
parégoria: exhortation, comfort
Original Word: παρηγορία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: parégoria
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ay-gor-ee'-ah)
Definition: exhortation, comfort
Usage: solace, consolation, comfort.
HELPS Word-studies

3931 parēgoría (from parēgoreō, "to speak or counsel in a soothing way") – properly, comfort, solace (relief); consolation that alleviates by bringing soothing relief, taking away unnecessary pain and discomfort (LS).

3931 /parēgoría ("soothing help") is "primarily an addressing (address) to bring a soothing, solace like medicines which allay irritation" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 111). 3931 /parēgoría ("soothing exhortation, consolation) is only used in Col 4:11.

[This is also the meaning of 3931 (parēgoría) in secular antiquity. 3931 (parēgoría) is used in medical language for "alleviation" (J. B. Lightfoot, Comm. on Col., 237), i.e. "comfort" in the sense of "to quiet or soothe" (M. Vincent). The English term paregoric, "soothing medication," comes from this Greek word.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from parégoreó (to address)
exhortation, comfort
NASB Translation
encouragement (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3931: παρηγορία

παρηγορία, παρηγοριας, (παρηγορέω (to address)), properly, an addressing, address; i. e.

a. exhortation (4 Macc. 5:11; 6:1; Apoll. Rh. 2, 1281).

b. comfort, solace, relief, alleviation, consolation: Colossians 4:11 (where see Lightfoot). (Aeschylus Ag. 95; Philo, q. deus immort. § 14; de somn. i., § 18; Josephus, Antiquities 4, 8, 3; often in Plutarch; Hierocl.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a compound of para and a derivative of agora (meaning to harangue an assembly); an address alongside, i.e. (specially), consolation -- comfort.

see GREEK para

see GREEK agora

Forms and Transliterations
μοι παρηγορια παρηγορία παρθένεια παρθένεία παρθένια moi paregoria paregoría parēgoria parēgoría
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Englishman's Concordance
Colossians 4:11 N-NFS
GRK: ἐγενήθησάν μοι παρηγορία
NAS: and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.
KJV: which have been a comfort unto me.
INT: were to me a comfort

Strong's Greek 3931
1 Occurrence

παρηγορία — 1 Occ.

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