Word Summary
phimoō: to muzzle, to put to silence
Original Word: φιμόω
Transliteration: phimoō
Phonetic Spelling: (fee-mo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to muzzle, to put to silence
Meaning: to muzzle, to put to silence
Strong's Concordance

From phimos (a muzzle); to muzzle -- muzzle.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5392: φιμόω

φιμόω, φίμω (infinitive φιμοιν, 1 Peter 2:15 WH (see their Appendix, p. 166 and Introductory § 410; Buttmann, 44 (38); see ἀποδεκατόω); future φιμώσω; 1 aorist ἐφιμωσα: passive, perfect imperative 2 person singular πεφίμωσο; 1 aorist ἐφιμώθην; (φιμός a muzzle); to close the mouth with a muzzle, to muzzle: properly, βοῦν, the ox, 1 Corinthians 9:9 R G L WH text (see κημόω); 1 Timothy 5:18, from Deuteronomy 25:4 where for חָסַם; (universally, to fasten, compress, τῷ ξύλῳ τόν αὐχένα τίνος, Aristophanes nub. 592); metaphorically, to stop the mouth, make speechless, reduce to silence: τινα, Matthew 22:34; 1 Peter 2:15; passive, to become speechless, hold one's peace, Matthew 22:12; Mark 1:25; Mark 4:39; Luke 4:35, (Josephus, b. j. prooem. § 5; book 1, 22, 3; Lucian, de morte peregr. 15; universally, to be kept in check, 4 Macc. 1:35).