2205: ζῆλος


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Dodson dictionary

2205
ζῆλος, ου, ὁ,       Noun, Masculine and Neuter
(a) eagerness, zeal, enthusiasm, (b) jealousy, rivalry.

From: Public Domain Greek-English lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson (2010)

HELPS Lexicon excerpt

2205 zēlos (an onomatopoeic term that mimics the sound of water bubbling from heat; perhaps derived from 2204/zéō, "to boil") – properly, burning emotion (inner feeling boiling over), i.e. "boiling from heat" (J. Thayer); (figuratively) someone very fervent ("red-hot"), with Spirit-fueled zeal to serve the Lord.

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Strong's Greek Dictionary

2205
ζῆλος (zēlos)
from 2204; properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) "zeal" (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice)
:--emulation, envy(-ing), fervent mind, indignation, jealousy, zeal.

From: Strong's Greek Dictionary by James Strong (1890)