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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1195 - δεσμεύω

Word Origin:
from a (presumed) derivative of (1196)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to put in chains
  2. to bind up, bind together
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 481 ‑ אָלַם (aw‑lam');   631 ‑ אָסַר (aw‑sar');   2254 ‑ חָבַל (khaw‑bal');   2280 ‑ חָבַשׁ (khaw‑bash');   6658 ‑ צָדָה (tsaw‑daw');   6887 ‑ צָרַר (tsaw‑rar');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fetter, put in chains, h.Bacch. 17, E. Ba. 616, Pl. Lg. 808e; tie together, as corn in the sheaf, Hes. Op. 481; δ. ἀγκάλας PLond. 1.131r426 (ii A. D.); χόρτον PFlor. 322.31 (iii A. D.); δ. ἔκ τινος bind fast to.., Plb. 3.93.4, Apollod. 2.1.3.

II lay snares for, LXX 1 Ki. 24.12.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 δεσμεύω; (imperfect passive 3person singular ἐδεσμεύετο ( Luke 8:29 T Tr WH)); (δεσμός);

a. to put in chains: Luke 8:29 T Tr WH; Acts 22:4; (the Sept. Judges 16:11; Euripides, Bacch. 616; Xenophon, Hier. 6,14; Plato, legg. 7, p. 808d.).

b. to bind up, bind together: φορτία, Matthew 23:4; (δράγματα, Genesis 37:7; Judith 8:3. ( Hesiod, Works, 479, others)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< δεσμός ),

[in LXX for H631 (Judges 16:11, al.), H481 pi. (Genesis 37:7, al.), etc.;]

1. to put in chains: Luke 8:29, Acts 22:4.

2. to bind, tie together: φορτία , Matthew 23:4.†

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

For δεσμεύω , ";bind together,"; as in Matthew 23:4, cf. P Lond 131 recto.426, .437 (farm accounts—A.D. 78–9) (= I. p. 182 f.) ἐργάτηι δεσμεύοντι ἀγκάλας . . . δεσμεύων ἀγκάλας ἐν τω ̣̑ χωρίῳ ἐργάτης α ̄, P Oxy VII. 1049.7 (late ii/A.D.) ἄλ (λοις ) β ̄ ἐργ (άταις ) δεσμ (εύουσι ) μανδ (άκας ) (δραχμαὶ ) γ ̄ (τριώβολον ), so .12, .17, .22, and P Flor III. 322.31 (? A.D. 258) δεσμεύοντες τὸν αὐτὸν χόρτον δέσμες (i.e. -αις ) βυ ̄ (also .22, .36). In this meaning the verb is linked with δέσμη : for that which looks towards δεσμός , as in Luke 8:29, cf. the incantation in the great Paris magical papyrus, P Par 574.1246 (iii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 114) ἔξελθε δαῖμον , ἐπεί σε δεσμεύω δεσμοῖς ἀδαμαντίνοις ἀλύτοις . Cf. P Lond 46.320 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 75) δεσμεύων λέγε καταδεσμεύω τὸν (δεῖνα ) κτλ .



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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δεσμεύειν δεσμεύεις δεσμεύοντες δεσμεύουσι δεσμευουσιν δεσμεύουσιν δεσμευων δεσμεύων εδεσμευετο ἐδεσμεύετο desmeuon desmeuōn desmeúon desmeúōn desmeuousin desmeúousin edesmeueto edesmeúeto

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