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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1621 - ἐκτινάσσω

Word Origin:
from (1537) and tinasso (to swing)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to shake off so that something adhering shall fall
    1. by this symbolic act a person, expresses extreme contempt for another and refuses to have any further dealings with him
    2. to shake off for (the cleansing of) one's self
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1238 ‑ בָּקַק (baw‑kah');   2251 ‑ חָבַט (khaw‑bat');   5287 ‑ נָעַר (naw‑ar');   5308 ‑ נְפַל (nef‑al');   5310 ‑ נָפַץ (naw‑fats');   5426 ‑ נְתַר (neth‑ar');   8446 ‑ תּוּר (toor);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. shake out, in cleaning, ἔρια, ἱμάτια, BGU 827.22; expel, ἕλμινθας Diph.Siph. ap. Ath. 2.51f, cf. Dsc. 1.126; ἔμβρυα ib.76: Pass., ἐκ δ' ἐτίναχθεν ὀδόντες Il. 16.348, cf. Plu. Cat.Ma. 14; [ ὁ Φαέθων] ἐκτινάσσεται is thrown out, Palaeph. 52, cf. Agath. 4.20.

2. shake off, τὸν κονιορτὸν τῶν ποδῶν Matthew 10:14, etc.: Med., Acts 13:51.

3. search thoroughly, τοὺς βαδίζοντας Diog. 37.5.

II intr., make a disturbance, Hp. Epid. 6.2.19; make a thorough search, UPZ 5.12 (ii B.C.); kick out, of animals, εἰς τοὺς πλησίον ἵππους Ael. Tact. 19.2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἐκτινάσσω: 1aorist imperative ἐκτινάξατε; 1aorist middle participle ἐκτιναξάμενος; to shake off, so that something adhering shall fall: τόν χοῦν, Mark 6:11; τόν κονιορτόν, Matthew 10:14 (where the genitive τῶν ποδῶν does not depend on the verb but on the substantive ( L T WH marginal reading, however, insert ἐκ)); by this symbolic act a person expresses extreme contempt for another and refuses to have any further contact with him ( B. D. American edition under the word ); middle to shake off for (the cleansing of) oneself: τόν κονιορτόν ... ἐπί τινα, against one, Acts 13:51; τά ἱμάτια, dust from garments, Acts 18:6; (cf. B. D. as above; Nehemiah 5:13). ( to knock out, τούς ὀδόντας, Homer, Iliad 16,348; Plutarch, Cat. maj. 14.)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In BGU III. 827.22 we have ἔπεχετῇ οἰκίᾳ μου, ἐκτίνασσε τὰ ἔρια καὶ τὰ ἱμά [τ ]ια, apparently as part of a ";spring cleaning"; : cf. P Fay 117.21 (A.D. 108) ̣κ ̣τίν ̣α ̣ξο ̣ν ̣ τὸ διειρον εἵνα ἀμέριμνος ἡ ̣ς ̣. The verb is used of ";making an upturn"; in connexion with a domiciliary visit to the Serapeum, P Par 35.11 (B.C. 163) τῶν τε φυλακιτῶν ἐκτε [νῶς ] ἐκτιναξάν [τω ]ν καὶ μηθὲν ἄτοπον π [αραλαβόντων : so ib. 37.12. A weaker sense appears in P Lond 1170 verso.8 (A.D. 258–9) (= III. p. 193) ἐκτινάσσοντες ἐπὶ μὲν τῷ ἐλαιῶνι, so.11 and cf. Preisigke 4369 b.20 f. (iii/B.C.). For the subst. see P Fay 114.22 (A.D. 100) μὴ ον (l. οὖν) ληρήσῃς τὸν ἐκτιναγμόν σου, ";don’t talk nonsense about your threshing"; (Edd.). It is used metaphorically in Nahum 2:11 ἐκτιναγμὸς καὶ ἀνατιναγμός, καὶ ἐκβραγμὸς καὶ καρδίας θραυσμός.


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