kauchéma: a boastOriginal Word: καύχημα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (kow'-khay-mah)
Short Definition: a boasting
Definition: a boasting; a ground of boasting (glorying, exultation).
Cognate: 2745 kaúxēma (a neuter noun) – boasting, focusing on the results of exulting/boasting (note the -ma suffix). This boasting (exulting) is always positive when it is in the Lord, and always negative when based on self. See 2744 (kauχaomai).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2745: καύχημα
καύχημα, καυχήματος, τό (καυχάομαι), very rare in secular authors; the Sept. for תְּהִלָּה, praise, and תִּפְאֶרֶת, ornament, beauty; several times in Sirach:
1. that of which one glories or can glory, matter or ground of glorying: Romans 4:2; 1 Corinthians 9:15; 2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 2:16; τό καύχημα ἔχειν εἰς ἑαυτόν μόνον, his glorying confined to himself (R. V. in regard of himself alone), Galatians 6:4; τό καύχημα τῆς ἐλπίδος, the matter for glorying which hope gives, i. e. the hope, of which we glory, Hebrews 3:6.
2. As γέννημα, δίωγμα, θέλημα. ἴαμα, κήρυγμα (2 Timothy 4:17), κλαῦμα, πλήρωμα, φρόνημα, etc., are used for γέννησις, δίωξις, θέλησις, κτλ. (cf. Ellicott on Philippians 4:6), so also (which H. A. W. Meyer persists in denying (as respects the New Testament (see his note on Romans 4:2); so Ellicott and Lightfoot on Galatians 6:4; Lünem. on Heb. as above)) is καύχημα used for καύχησις (Pindar Isthm. 5, 65 (cf. Meyer on Philippians 1:26 note; on the apparent use of nouns in μά in an active sense see Lightfoot on Colossians, p. 257f)), a glorying, boasting: 1 Corinthians 5:6; Philippians 1:26; ὑπέρ τίνος (see καυχάομαι, under the end), 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 9:3. From kauchaomai; a boast (properly, the object; by implication, the act) in a good or a bad sense -- boasting, (whereof) to glory (of), glorying, rejoice(-ing). see GREEK kauchaomai
From kauchaomai; a boast (properly, the object; by implication, the act) in a good or a bad sense -- boasting, (whereof) to glory (of), glorying, rejoice(-ing).
see GREEK kauchaomai
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2745
καύχημα — 10 Occ.
καυχήματος — 1 Occ.
Romans 4:2 N-ANS
GRK: ἐδικαιώθη ἔχει καύχημα ἀλλ' οὐ
NAS: he has something to boast about, but not before
KJV: he hath [whereof] to glory; but
INT: was justified he has ground of boasting but not
2 Corinthians 1:14 N-NNS