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φιλοτιμέομαι

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
φιλοτιμέομαι
Greek transliteration: 
philotimeomai
Simplified transliteration: 
philotimeomai
Principal Parts: 
-, -, -, -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5389
GK Number: 
5818
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(2a)
Gloss: 
to have an ambition, aspire to a goal
Definition: 
pr. to be ambitious of honor; by impl. to exert one's self to accomplish a thing, use one's utmost efforts, endeavor earnestly, Rom. 15:20; 2 Cor. 5:9; 1 Thess. 4:11*

Greek-English Concordance for

Romans 15:20 And thus I have always made it my aim (philotimoumenon | φιλοτιμούμενον | pres mid ptcp acc sg masc) to preach the gospel, not where Christ was known, lest I should build on someone else’s foundation;
2 Corinthians 5:9 So then we make it our goal (philotimoumetha | φιλοτιμούμεθα | pres mid ind 1 pl), whether at home or away, to please him.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 Make it your aim (philotimeisthai | φιλοτιμεῖσθαι | pres mid inf ) to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own affairs, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.