hegemoneuo (verb) – to be leader, to rule/command
In Laymans Terms
This is the clearest verb form of hegemon. Think of it as “to be hegemon” (i.e. to be governor)
From Strong’s Lexicon
- to be leader, to lead the way
- to rule, command
- of a province, to be governor of a province
- said of a proconsul, of a procurator
Strong, J. (2001). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
From Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary
to be a hegemon, “to lead the way,” came to signify to be “a governor of a province”; it is used of Quirinius, governor of Syria, Luke 2:2, of Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea, 3:1. In the first clause of this verse the noun hegemonia, “a rule or sovereignty,” is translated “reign”;
Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vol. 2: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (277). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.