Word Summary
philotimeomai: to love or seek after honor
Original Word: φιλοτιμέομαι
Transliteration: philotimeomai
Phonetic Spelling: (fil-ot-im-eh'-om-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to love or seek after honor
Meaning: to love or seek after honor
Strong's Concordance
labor, strive, study.

Middle voice from a compound of philos and time; to be fond of honor, i.e. Emulous (eager or earnest to do something) -- labour, strive, study.

see GREEK philos

see GREEK time

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5389: φιλοτιμέομαι

φιλοτιμέομαι, φιλοτιμοῦμαι; (φιλότιμος, and this from φίλος and τιμή); deponent passive (with future middle); frequent in Greek writings from Andocides (), Lysias, Xenophon, Plato down;

a. to be fond of honor; to be actuated by love of honor; from a love of honor to strive to bring something to pass;

b. followed by an infinitive, to be ambitious to etc., 1 Thessalonians 4:11; Romans 15:20; to strive earnestly, make it one's aim, 2 Corinthians 5:9.