5346. phémi
Strong's Concordance
phémi: to declare, say
Original Word: φημί
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phémi
Phonetic Spelling: (fay-mee')
Definition: to declare, say
Usage: I say, declare.
HELPS Word-studies

5346 phēmí (from phaō, "shine") – properly, bring to light by asserting one statement (point of view) over another; to speak comparatively, i.e. making effective contrasts which illuminate (literally, "produce an epiphany").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. root pha-
to declare, say
NASB Translation
claim (1), mean (1), replied (1), said (57), say (4), says (2), stated (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5346: φημί

φημί; imperfect ἔφην; (from φάω, to bring forth into the light (cf. Curtius, § 407)); hence (from Homer down) properly, to make known one's thoughts, to declare; to say: ἔφη, he said (once on a time), Matthew 26:61; historical writers, in quoting the words of anyone, prefix φησίν, ἔφη (Latinait, inquit): Luke 22:58; Acts 8:36, and often: φησίν and ἔφη are used of a person replying, Matthew 13:29; Luke 7:40; John 1:23; John 9:38; Acts 7:2, etc.; of one who asks a question, Matthew 27:23; Acts 16:30; Acts 21:37; ἔφη μεγάλη τῇ φωνή, Acts 26:24; ἀποκριθείς ἔφη, Matthew 8:8; (φησίν is interjected into the recorded speech of another (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 61, 6), Matthew 14:8; Acts 25:5, 22; Acts 26:25; also ἔφη, Acts 23:35; φησίν, like the Latinait, inquit, is employed especially in the later Greek usage with an indefinite subject (`impersonally') (cf.man sagt, on dit, they say) (inserted in a sentence containing the words of another (cf. Winer's Grammar, as above)): 2 Corinthians 10:10 where L Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading φασίν (cf. Passow, ii, p. 2238a; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 1); Buttmann, § 129, 19; (Winer's Grammar, § 58, 9{b}. β.; § 64, 3)). φησίν namely, Θεός, 1 Corinthians 6:16 (here Lachmann brackets φησίν); Hebrews 8:5; (Winer's Grammar, 522 (486f)). The constructions of the verb are the following: ἔφη αὐτῷ, αὐτοῖς, he replied to him, to them, Matthew 4:7; Matthew 13:28; Matthew 21:27, etc.; Mark ( T Tr text WH); ; Luke 7:44; Acts 26:32; ἀποκριθείς αὐτῷ ἔφη, Luke 23:3; ἔφη πρός τινα, Luke 22:70; Acts 10:28; Acts 16:37; Acts 26:1; with an accusative of the thing, 1 Corinthians 10:15, 19; followed by ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 10:19; τοῦτο etc. ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 7:29 (Rec.bez elz; others omit ὅτι); 1 Corinthians 15:50; followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Romans 3:8. (On its alleged omission, see Winer's Grammar, § 64, 7 a. Compare: σύμφημι.)

STRONGS NT 5346a: φημίζωφημίζω: 1 aorist passive 3 person singular ἐφημισθη; especially frequent in the poets from Hesiod down; to spread a report, to disseminate by report: Matthew 28:15 T WH marginal reading (after manuscripts א, Delta, 33, etc.) for διαφημίζω, which see

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
affirm, say.

Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say -- affirm, say. Compare lego.

see GREEK phos

see GREEK phaino

see GREEK lego

Forms and Transliterations
εἶπεν εφη έφη ἔφη έφης φάμενος φασί φασιν φασίν φημι φημί φησι φησί φησιν φησίν eipen eîpen ephe ephē éphe éphē phasin phasín phemi phemí phēmi phēmí phesin phesín phēsin phēsín
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 4:7 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: Jesus said to him, On the other hand,
KJV: Jesus said unto him, It is written
INT: Said to him

Matthew 8:8 V-II-3S
GRK: ὁ ἑκατόνταρχος ἔφη Κύριε οὐκ
NAS: But the centurion said, Lord, I am
KJV: answered and said, Lord, I am
INT: the centurion said Lord not

Matthew 13:28 V-II-3S
GRK: ὁ δὲ ἔφη αὐτοῖς Ἐχθρὸς
NAS: And he said to them, 'An enemy
KJV: He said unto them, An enemy
INT: moreover he said to them an enemy

Matthew 13:29 V-PI-3S
GRK: ὁ δέ φησιν Οὔ μή
NAS: But he said, 'No;
KJV: But he said, Nay; lest
INT: moreover he said No not

Matthew 14:8 V-PI-3S
GRK: Δός μοι φησίν ὧδε ἐπὶ
NAS: by her mother, she said, Give
KJV: her mother, said, Give me
INT: Give me she says here upon

Matthew 17:26 V-II-3S
GRK: τῶν ἀλλοτρίων ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: When Peter said, From strangers,
KJV: strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then
INT: the strangers said to him

Matthew 19:21 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: Jesus said to him, If you wish
KJV: Jesus said unto him, If
INT: Said to him

Matthew 21:27 V-II-3S
GRK: Οὐκ οἴδαμεν ἔφη αὐτοῖς καὶ
NAS: He also said to them, Neither
KJV: And he said unto them, Neither
INT: not We know Said to them also

Matthew 22:37 V-II-3S
GRK: ὁ δὲ ἔφη αὐτῷ Ἀγαπήσεις
NAS: And He said to him, 'YOU SHALL LOVE
INT: moreover he said to him You will love [the]

Matthew 25:21 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: His master said to him, 'Well done,
KJV: His lord said unto him, Well done,
INT: said to him the

Matthew 25:23 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: His master said to him, 'Well done,
KJV: His lord said unto him, Well done,
INT: Said to him the

Matthew 26:34 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: Jesus said to him, Truly I say
KJV: Jesus said unto him, Verily
INT: Said to him

Matthew 26:61 V-II-3S
GRK: εἶπαν Οὗτος ἔφη Δύναμαι καταλῦσαι
NAS: This man stated, I am able
KJV: This [fellow] said, I am able
INT: said This [man] said I am able to destroy

Matthew 27:11 V-II-3S
GRK: δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἔφη Σὺ λέγεις
NAS: And Jesus said to him, [It is as] you say.
KJV: And Jesus said unto him, Thou
INT: moreover Jesus said You say

Matthew 27:23 V-II-3S
GRK: ὁ δὲ ἔφη Τί γὰρ
NAS: And he said, Why, what
KJV: And the governor said, Why, what
INT: moreover he said What indeed

Matthew 27:65 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτοῖς ὁ
NAS: Pilate said to them, You have
KJV: Pilate said unto them, Ye have
INT: said to them

Mark 9:12 V-II-3S
GRK: ὁ δὲ ἔφη αὐτοῖς Ἠλίας
NAS: And He said to them, Elijah
INT: and he said to them Elijah

Mark 9:38 V-II-3S
GRK: Ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ
NAS: John said to Him, Teacher, we saw
INT: answered him

Mark 10:20 V-II-3S
GRK: ὁ δὲ ἔφη αὐτῷ Διδάσκαλε
NAS: And he said to Him, Teacher,
INT: moreover he said to him Teacher

Mark 10:29 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη ὁ Ἰησοῦς
NAS: Jesus said, Truly I say
INT: said Jesus

Mark 12:24 V-II-3S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτοῖς ὁ
NAS: Jesus said to them, Is this
INT: said to them

Mark 14:29 V-II-3S
GRK: δὲ Πέτρος ἔφη αὐτῷ Εἰ
NAS: But Peter said to Him, [Even] though
KJV: But Peter said unto him, Although
INT: and Peter said to him if

Luke 7:40 V-PI-3S
GRK: Διδάσκαλε εἰπέ φησίν
NAS: to say to you. And he replied, Say
KJV: And he saith, Master,
INT: Teacher say [it] he says

Luke 7:44 V-II-3S
GRK: τῷ Σίμωνι ἔφη Βλέπεις ταύτην
NAS: the woman, He said to Simon,
KJV: the woman, and said unto Simon,
INT: to Simon he said see you this

Luke 15:17 V-II-3S
GRK: δὲ ἐλθὼν ἔφη Πόσοι μίσθιοι
NAS: to his senses, he said, 'How many
INT: but having come he said How many hired servants

Strong's Greek 5346
66 Occurrences

ἔφη — 43 Occ.
φασίν — 1 Occ.
φημι — 4 Occ.
φησιν — 18 Occ.

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