Word Summary
thriambeuō: to triumph
Original Word: θριαμβεύω
Transliteration: thriambeuō
Phonetic Spelling: (three-am-byoo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to triumph
Meaning: to triumph
Strong's Concordance
cause to triumph over.

From a prolonged compound of the base of throeo; and a derivative of haptomai (meaning a noisy iambus, sung in honor of Bacchus); to make an acclamatory procession, i.e. (figuratively) to conquer or (by Hebraism) to give victory -- (cause) to triumph (over).

see GREEK throeo

see GREEK haptomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2358: θριαμβεύω

θριαμβεύω; 1 aorist participle θριαμβεύσας; (θρίαμβος, a hymn sung in festal processions in honor of Bacchus; among the Romans, a triumphal procession (Latintriumphus, with which word it is thought to be allied; cf. Vanicek, p. 317));

1. to triumph, to celebrate a triumph (Dionysius Halicarnassus, Appendix, Plutarch, Hdian, others); τινα, over one (as Plutarch, Thes. and Rom. comp. 4): Colossians 2:15 (where it signifies the victory won by God over the demoniacal powers through Christ's death).

2. by a usage unknown to secular authors, with a Hiphil or cuasative force (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 23 and § 38,1 (cf. Buttmann, 147 (129))), with the accusative of a person, to cause one to triumph, i. e. metaphorically, to grant one complete success, 2 Corinthians 2:14 (but others reject the causative sense; see Meyer at the passage; Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited).