1162: δέησις

Noun, Feminine


Dodson dictionary

G1162 δέησις, εως, ἡ

Transliteration: déēsis

Part(s) of speech: Noun, Feminine

Definition: supplication, prayer, entreaty.

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

Strong's Greek Dictionary

G1162 δέησις

Transliteration: déēsis

Derivation: from G1189;

Definition: a petition

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

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Abbott-Smith Lexicon

δέησις

G1162 

Occurrences in the NT: 18

δέησις, -εως, ἡ
(< δέομαι), [in LXX for תְּחִנָּה, רִנָּה, תְּפִלָּה, etc. ;]
1. a wanting, need (so Ps 21(22):25).
2. an asking, entreaty, supplica­tion; in NT always addressed to God: Lk 1:13, II Co 1:11, Phl 1:19, II Ti 1:3, Ja 5:16, I Pe 3:12 (LXX); with νηστεῖαι, Lk 2:37; προσυνχή, -αί, Eph 6:18, Phl 4:6, I Ti 2:1 5:5; ἱκετηρίαι, He 5:7; προσκαρτέρησις, Eph 6:18; ἐντεύξεις, I Ti 2:1; δ. ποιεῖσθαι (Deiss., BS, 250), Lk 5:33, Phl 1:4 (pl.), I Ti 2:1; seq. ὑπέρ, II Co 9:14, Phl 1:4; περί, Eph 6:18; πρός, Ro 10:1.†
SYN.: προσευχή, used of prayer in general, while δ. gives prominence to the sense of need; on the other hand, δ. is used as well of requests from man to man, while π. is limited to prayer to God. ἔντευξις, in the papyri, is the regular word for petition to a superior (Deiss., BS, 250; cf. the Pauline ἐντυγχάνειν, to entreat). Cf. also εὐχή. (Ja 5:15), αἴτημα, ἱκετηρία (Tr., Syn., § li; Cremer, 73, 174, 684).

From: Abbott-Smith, George, "A Manual Greek-English Lexicon of the Greek New Testament", 1922. Public Domain.

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Occurrences in the Greek New Testament

Text: Nestle's 1904 edition