2237. hédoné
Strong's Concordance
hédoné: pleasure
Original Word: ἡδονή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: hédoné
Phonetic Spelling: (hay-don-ay')
Definition: pleasure
Usage: pleasure, a pleasure, especially sensuous pleasure; a strong desire, passion.
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2237 hēdonḗ (from hēdos, "pleasrable to the senses") – properly, sensual pleasure; what is enjoyable to the natural (physical) senses.

2237 /hēdonḗ ("satisfaction of physical appetite") has a strong negative connotation, generally referring to pleasure that is made an end in itself. That is, the satiation of bodily desires (lusts) at the expense of other things.

[2237 /hēdonḗ is the root of the English terms, "hedonism," "hedonistic."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from hédomai (to enjoy oneself)
NASB Translation
pleasure (1), pleasures (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2237: ἡδονή

ἡδονή, ἡδονῆς, (ἥδομαι) (Simonides 117, Herodotus down), pleasure: 2 Peter 2:13; plural, Luke 8:14 (αἱ ἡδοναι τοῦ βίου); Titus 3:3; James 4:3; by metonymy, desires for pleasure (Grotius, cupiditates rerum voluptariarum), James 4:1.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
lust, pleasure.

From handano (to please); sensual delight; by implication, desire -- lust, pleasure.

Forms and Transliterations
ηδοναις ηδοναίς ἡδοναῖς ηδονή ηδονην ηδονήν ἡδονὴν ηδονής ηδονων ηδονών ἡδονῶν ήδυναν ήδυνάν ηδυνθείη ηδύνθη ηδύνθης ηδύνθησαν ηδύνουσι edonais ēdonais edonen ēdonēn edonon ēdonōn hedonais hedonaîs hēdonais hēdonaîs hedonen hedonḕn hēdonēn hēdonḕn hedonon hedonôn hēdonōn hēdonō̂n
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 8:14 N-GFP
GRK: πλούτου καὶ ἡδονῶν τοῦ βίου
NAS: and riches and pleasures of [this] life,
KJV: and pleasures of [this] life,
INT: riches and pleasures of life

Titus 3:3 N-DFP
GRK: ἐπιθυμίαις καὶ ἡδοναῖς ποικίλαις ἐν
NAS: lusts and pleasures, spending our life
KJV: lusts and pleasures, living in
INT: lusts and pleasures various in

James 4:1 N-GFP
GRK: ἐκ τῶν ἡδονῶν ὑμῶν τῶν
NAS: you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war
KJV: [even] of your lusts that war in
INT: from the pleasures of you which

James 4:3 N-DFP
GRK: ἐν ταῖς ἡδοναῖς ὑμῶν δαπανήσητε
NAS: that you may spend [it] on your pleasures.
KJV: [it] upon your lusts.
INT: in the pleasures of you you might spend [it]

2 Peter 2:13 N-AFS
GRK: μισθὸν ἀδικίας ἡδονὴν ἡγούμενοι τὴν
NAS: They count it a pleasure to revel
KJV: [as] they that count it pleasure to riot
INT: [the] reward of unrighteousness pleasure esteeming

Strong's Greek 2237
5 Occurrences

ἡδοναῖς — 2 Occ.
ἡδονὴν — 1 Occ.
ἡδονῶν — 2 Occ.

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