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Entry for Strong's #4298 - προκόπτω

Word Origin
from (4253) and (2875)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to beat forward
    1. to lengthen out by hammering (as a smith forges metals)
    2. metaph. to promote, forward, further
  2. to go forward, advance, proceed
    1. of time: the night is far spent
    2. metaph. to increase, make progress
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (5)
Luke 1
Romans 1
Galatians 1
2 Timothy 3
Luke 1
Romans 1
Galatians 1
2 Timothy 3
Luke 1
Romans 1
Galatians 1
2 Timothy 2
V-AAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3P 3
V-IAI-1S 1
V-IAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3P 3
V-IAI-1S 1
V-IAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3P 3
V-IAI-1S 1
V-IAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-FAI-3P 3
V-IAI-1S 1
V-IAI-3S 1

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 προκόπτω: imperfect προέκοπτον; future προκοψω; 1aorist προεκοψα; to beat forward;

1. to lengthen out by hammering (as a smith forges metals); metaphorically, to promote, forward, further; Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Xenophon, others.

2. from Polybius on intransitively (cf. Buttmann, 145 (127); Winer s Grammar, 251 (236)), to go forward, advance, proceed; of time: νύξ προέκοψεν, the night is advanced ( A. V. is far spent) (day is at hand), Romans 13:12 ( Josephus, b. j. 4,4, 6; (προκοπτουσης τῆς ὥρας) Chariton 2,3, 3 (p. 38,1edition Reiske; τά τῆς νυκτός, ibid. 2,3, 4); ἡμέρα προκοπτει, Justin Martyr, dialog contra Trypho, p. 277d.; Latin procedere is used in the same way, Livy 28,15; Sallust, Jug. 21,52, 109). metaphorically, to increase, make progress: with a dative of the thing in which one grows, Luke 2:52 (not Tdf.) ( Diodorus 11 87); ἐν with a dative of the thing, ibid. Tdf.; Galatians 1:14 (Diod (excerpt. de virt. et vitiis), p. 554,69; Antoninus 1,17); ἐπί πλεῖον, further, 2 Timothy 3:9 ( Diodorus 14,98); ἐπί πλεῖον ἀσεβείας, 2 Timothy 2:16; ἐπί τό χεῖρον, will grow worse, i. e. will make progress in wickedness, 2 Timothy 3:13 (τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων πάθη προυκοπτε καθ' ἡμέραν ἐπί τό χεῖρον, Josephus, b. j. 6,1, 1).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** προ -κόπτω ,

[in Sm.: *;]

to cut forward a way, forward, advance, in cl. trans. with neut. adj., as οὐδὲν Papyri, τὰ πολλὰ Papyri In late writers (Polyb., al.), wholly intrans., to advance, progress: of time, . Metaph., , , ; ; .





Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";a prophetess"; (Luke 2:36, Revelation 2:20). In Magn 122 d.3 (probably time of Diocletian) this word is conjecturally restored by the editor—ἐξ Εὐαγρίο [υ ] Βαρίλλας προ (φήτιδος ?) Τραλλ (ιανοῦ) : see Thieme p. 19 f. The proper name Προφήτιλλα is found in a sepulchral inscr. from Hierapolis, C. and B. i. p. 118, No. 27 (c. A.D. 200). Ramsay thinks that the name may be Christian, and that, if so, it was bestowed on this woman at a time when women-prophets were a feature of the Christianity of Anatolia, i.e. towards the close of ii/A.D.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
προέκοπτε προεκοπτεν προέκοπτεν προεκοπτον προέκοπτον προεκοψεν προέκοψεν προκοψουσιν προκόψουσιν proekopsen proékopsen proekopten proékopten proekopton proékopton prokopsousin prokópsousin

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