Word Summary
epaineō: to praise
Original Word: ἐπαινέω
Transliteration: epaineō
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ahee-neh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to praise
Meaning: to praise
Strong's Concordance
commend, laud, praise.

From epi and aineo; to applaud -- commend, laud, praise.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK aineo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1867: ἐπαινέω

ἐπαινέω, ἐπαινῶ; future ἐπαινέσω (1 Corinthians 11:22, for the more common ἐπαινέσομαι, cf. Winers Grammar, 86 (82); (Buttmann, 53 (46)); L text Tr marginal reading ἐπαινῶ); 1 aorist ἐπῄνεσα; (ἔπαινος); from Homer down; the Sept. for הִלֵּל and שִׁבַּח; to approve, to praise (with the ἐπί cf. German be- inbeloben (Passow, under the word ἐπί, IV. C. 3 cc.)): τινα, Romans 15:11; 1 Corinthians 11:22; τινα, followed by ὅτι (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 9 b.), Luke 16:8; 1 Corinthians 11:2; absolutely, followed by ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 11:17.