Word Summary
zeō: to boil, be hot
Original Word: ζέω
Transliteration: zeō
Phonetic Spelling: (dzeh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to boil, be hot
Meaning: to boil, be hot
Strong's Concordance
be fervent.

A primary verb; to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), i.e. (figuratively) be fervid (earnest) -- be fervent.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2204: ζέω

ζέω; to boil with heat, be hot; often in Greek writings; thus of water, Homer, Iliad 18, 349; 21, 362 (365); metaphorically, used of 'boiling' anger, love, zeal for what is good or bad, etc. (Tragg., Plato, Plutarch, others); ζέων (on this uncontracted form cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. (or his School Gram. (Robinson's translation)) § 105 N. 2, i., p. 481; Matthiae, i., p. 151; (Hadley § 371 b.)) τῷ πνεύματι, fervent in spirit, said of zeal for what is good, Acts 18:25; Romans 12:11; cf. especially Rückert and Fritzsche on Romans, the passage cited