2885. kosmeó
Strong's Concordance
kosmeó: to order, arrange
Original Word: κοσμέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kosmeó
Phonetic Spelling: (kos-meh'-o)
Definition: to order, arrange
Usage: I put into order; I decorate, deck, adorn.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 2885 kosméō (from 2889 /kósmos, "world") – properly, to beautify, having the right arrangement (sequence) by ordering; to adorn, make compellingly attractive, very appealing (inviting, awesomely gorgeous). See 2889 (kosmos).

[This term is the root of the English term, "cosmetics," i.e. what adorns ("orders") the face.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kosmos
to order, arrange
NASB Translation
adorn (4), adorned (3), put in order (2), trimmed (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2885: κοσμέω

κοσμέω, κόσμῳ; 3 person plural imperfect ἐκόσμουν; 1 aorist ἐκόσμησά; perfect passive κεκόσμημαι; (κόσμος);

1. to put in order, arrange, make ready, prepare: τάς λαμπάδας, put in order (A. V. trim), Matthew 25:7 (δόρπον, Homer, Odyssey 7, 13; τράπεζαν, Xenophon, Cyril 8, 2, 6; 6,11; the Sept. Ezekiel 23:41 for עָרַך; Sir. 29:26; προσφοράν, Sir. 50:14, and other examples elsewhere).

2. to ornament, adorn (so in Greek writings from Hesiod down; the Sept. several times for עָדָה); properly: οἶκον, in the passive, Matthew 12:44; Luke 11:25; τά μνημεῖα, to decorate (A. V. garnish), Matthew 23:29 (τάφους, Xenophon, mem. 2, 2, 13); τό ἱερόν λίθοις καί ἀναθεμασι, in the passive, Luke 21:5; τούς θεμελίους τοῦ τείχους λίθῳ τιμίῳ, Revelation 21:19; τινα (with garments), νύμφην, passive Revelation 21:2; ἑαυτάς ἐν τίνι, 1 Timothy 2:9 (on this passage, see καταστολή, 2). Metaphorically equivalent to to embellish with honor, gain honor (Pindar nem. 6, 78; Thucydides 2, 42; κεκοσμενον τῇ ἀρετή, Xenophon, Cyril 8, 1, 21): ἑαυτάς, followed by a participle designating the act by which the honor is gained, 1 Peter 3:5; τήν διδασκαλίαν ἐν πᾶσιν, in all things, Titus 2:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
adorn, garnish, trim.

From kosmos; to put in proper order, i.e. Decorate (literally or figuratively); specially, to snuff (a wick) -- adorn, garnish, trim.

see GREEK kosmos

Forms and Transliterations
εκοσμήθης εκόσμησά εκοσμησαν εκόσμησαν ἐκόσμησαν εκόσμησε εκόσμου εκοσμουν εκόσμουν ἐκόσμουν κεκοσμημένη κεκοσμημενην κεκοσμημένην κεκοσμημενοι κεκοσμημένοι κεκοσμημενον κεκοσμημένον κεκοσμηται κεκόσμηται κοσμειν κοσμείν κοσμεῖν κοσμειτε κοσμείτε κοσμεῖτε κοσμήσαι κοσμήσει κοσμήση κοσμωσιν κοσμώσιν κοσμῶσιν ekosmesan ekosmēsan ekósmesan ekósmēsan ekosmoun ekósmoun kekosmemenen kekosmeménen kekosmēmenēn kekosmēménēn kekosmemenoi kekosmeménoi kekosmēmenoi kekosmēménoi kekosmemenon kekosmeménon kekosmēmenon kekosmēménon kekosmetai kekosmētai kekósmetai kekósmētai kosmein kosmeîn kosmeite kosmeîte kosmosin kosmôsin kosmōsin kosmō̂sin
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 12:44 V-RPM/P-AMS
GRK: σεσαρωμένον καὶ κεκοσμημένον
NAS: swept, and put in order.
KJV: swept, and garnished.
INT: swept and put in order

Matthew 23:29 V-PIA-2P
GRK: προφητῶν καὶ κοσμεῖτε τὰ μνημεῖα
NAS: of the prophets and adorn the monuments
KJV: and garnish the sepulchres
INT: prophets and adorn the monuments

Matthew 25:7 V-AIA-3P
GRK: ἐκεῖναι καὶ ἐκόσμησαν τὰς λαμπάδας
NAS: virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
KJV: arose, and trimmed their lamps.
INT: those and trimmed the lamps

Luke 11:25 V-RPM/P-AMS
GRK: σεσαρωμένον καὶ κεκοσμημένον
NAS: it finds it swept and put in order.
KJV: [it] swept and garnished.
INT: swept and adorned

Luke 21:5 V-RIM/P-3S
GRK: καὶ ἀναθήμασιν κεκόσμηται εἶπεν
NAS: the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful
KJV: how it was adorned with goodly
INT: and consecrated gifts it was adorned he said

1 Timothy 2:9 V-PNA
GRK: καὶ σωφροσύνης κοσμεῖν ἑαυτάς μὴ
NAS: [I want] women to adorn themselves
KJV: also, that women adorn themselves in
INT: and self-control should adorn themselves not

Titus 2:10 V-PSA-3P
GRK: ἡμῶν θεοῦ κοσμῶσιν ἐν πᾶσιν
NAS: so that they will adorn the doctrine
KJV: that they may adorn the doctrine
INT: of us God they might adorn in all things

1 Peter 3:5 V-IIA-3P
GRK: εἰς θεὸν ἐκόσμουν ἑαυτάς ὑποτασσόμεναι
NAS: in God, used to adorn themselves,
KJV: God, adorned themselves,
INT: in God adorned themselves being subject

Revelation 21:2 V-RPM/P-AFS
GRK: ὡς νύμφην κεκοσμημένην τῷ ἀνδρὶ
NAS: as a bride adorned for her husband.
KJV: as a bride adorned for her husband.
INT: as a bride adorned for the husband

Revelation 21:19 V-RPM/P-NMP
GRK: λίθῳ τιμίῳ κεκοσμημένοι ὁ θεμέλιος
NAS: wall were adorned with every kind
KJV: of the city [were] garnished with all manner of
INT: stone precious [were] adorned the foundation

Strong's Greek 2885
10 Occurrences

ἐκόσμησαν — 1 Occ.
ἐκόσμουν — 1 Occ.
κεκοσμημένην — 1 Occ.
κεκοσμημένοι — 1 Occ.
κεκοσμημένον — 2 Occ.
κεκόσμηται — 1 Occ.
κοσμεῖν — 1 Occ.
κοσμεῖτε — 1 Occ.
κοσμῶσιν — 1 Occ.

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