5215. humnos
Strong's Concordance
humnos: a hymn
Original Word: ὕμνος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: humnos
Phonetic Spelling: (hoom'-nos)
Definition: a hymn
Usage: a hymn, sacred song, song of praise to God.
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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 Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
a hymn
NASB Translation
hymns (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5215: ὕμνος

ὕμνος, ὑμνου, , 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 (); Psalm 64:2 (); for שִׁיר, Isaiah 42:10.) [SYNONYMS: ὕμνος, ψαλμός, ᾠδή: ᾠδή is the generic term; ψαλμός and ὕμνος are specific, the former designating a song which took its general character from the O. T. 'Psalms' (although not restricted to them, see 1 Corinthians 14:15, 26), the latter a song of praise. "While the leading idea of ψαλμός is a musical accompaniment, and that of ὕμνος praise to God, ᾠδή is the general word for a song, whether accompanied or unaccompanied, whether of praise or on any other subject. Thus it was quite possible for the same song to be at once ψαλμός, ὕμνος and ᾠδή (Lightfoot on Colossians 3:16). The words occur together in Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:19. See Trench, Synonyms, § lxxviii.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Apparently from a simpler (obsolete) form of hudeo (to celebrate; probably akin to aido; compare abowt); a "hymn" or religious ode (one of the Psalms) -- hymn.

see GREEK aido

see HEBREW abowt

Forms and Transliterations
ύμνοι υμνοις ύμνοις ὕμνοις ύμνον ύμνος υμνωδούντες hymnois hýmnois umnois
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Englishman's Concordance
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

Colossians 3:16 N-DMP
GRK: ἑαυτοὺς ψαλμοῖς ὕμνοις ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς
NAS: with psalms [and] hymns [and] spiritual
KJV: in psalms and hymns and spiritual
INT: each other in psalms hymns songs spiritual

Strong's Greek 5215
2 Occurrences

ὕμνοις — 2 Occ.

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