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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1941 - ἐπικαλέομαι

Transliteration:
epikaléomai
Phonetics:
ep-ee-kal-eh'-om-ahee  
Word Origin:
middle voice from (1909) and (2564)
Parts of Speech:
Verb
TDNT:
3:496,
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to put a name upon, to surname
    1. to permit one's self to be surnamed
  2. to be named after someone
  3. to call something to one
    1. to cry out upon or against one
    2. to charge something to one as a crime or reproach
    3. to summon one on any charge, prosecute one for a crime
    4. to blame one for, accuse one of
  4. to invoke
    1. to call upon for one's self, in one's behalf
      1. any one as a helper
      2. as my witness
      3. as my judge
      4. to appeal unto
  5. to call upon by pronouncing the name of Jehovah
    1. an expression finding its explanation in the fact that prayers addressed to God ordinarily began with an invocation of the divine name
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2142 ‑ זָכַר (zaw‑kar');   4672 ‑ מָצָא (maw‑tsaw');   5344 ‑ נָקַב (naw‑kab');   6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');   7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');   7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');   7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);   7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');   8036 ‑ שֻׁם (shoom);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπικαλεìομαι

Middle voice from G1909 and G2564

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἐπικαλέω, ἐπικαλῶ: 1aorist ἐπεκαλεσα; (passive and middle, present ἐπικαλοῦμαι); perfect passive ἐπικέκλημαι; pluperfect 3person singular ἐπεκέκλητο, and with neglect of augment (cf. Winer s Grammar, § 12,5; Buttmann, 33 (29)) ἐπικεκλητο ( Acts 26:32 Lachmann); 1aorist passive ἐπεκλήθην; future middle ἐπικαλέσομαι; 1aorist middle ἐπεκαλεσάμην; the Sept. very often for קָרָא;

1. to put a name upon, to surname: τινα ( Xenophon, Plato, others), Matthew 10:25 G T Tr WH ( Rec. ἐκάλεσαν); passive ἐπικαλούμενος, he who is surnamed, Luke 22:3 R G L; Acts 10:18; Acts 11:13; Acts 12:12; Acts 15:22 R G; also ὅς ἐπικαλεῖται, Acts 10:5,32; ἐπικληθείς, Matthew 10:3 ( R G); Acts 4:36; Acts 12:25; equivalent to ὅς ἐπεκλήθη, Acts 1:23. Passive with the force of a middle (cf. Winer s Grammar, § 38,3), to permit oneself to be surnamed: Hebrews 11:16; middle with τινα: 1 Peter 1:17 εἰ πατέρα ἐπικαλεῖσθε τόν etc. i. e. if ye call (for yourselves) on him as father, i. e. if ye surname him your father.

2. ἐπικαλεῖται τό ὄνομα τίνος ἐπί τινα, after the Hebrew פ עַל פ... שֵׁם נִקְרָא..., "the name of one is named upon some one, i. e. he is called by his name or declared to be dedicated to him" (cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus iii., p. 1232 a): Acts 15:17 from Amos 9:12 (the name referred to is the people of God); James 2:7 (the name οἱ τοῦ Χριστοῦ).

3. τίνι with the accusative of the object; properly, to call something to one (cf. English to cry out upon (or against) one); "to charge something to one as a crime or reproach; to summon one on any charge, prosecute one for a crime; to blame one for, accuse one of" ( Aristophanes pax 663; Thucydides 2,27; 3,36; Plato, legg. 6,761e.; 7,809e.; Dio Cass. 36,28; 40,41and often in the orators (cf. under the word κατηγορέω)): εἰ τῷ οἰκοδεσπότῃ Βηλζεβουλ ἐπεκάλεσαν (i. e. accused of commerce with Beelzebul, of receiving his help, cf. Matthew 9:34; Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15), πόσῳ μᾶλλον τοῖς ὀικιακοις αὐτοῦ, Matthew 10:25 L WH marginal reading after Vat. (see 1above), a reading defended by Rettig in the Studien und Kritiken for 1838, p. 477ff and by Alexander Buttmann (1873) in the same journal for 1860, p. 343, and also in his N. T. Gram. 151 (132); (also by Weiss in Meyer edition 7 at the passage). But this expression (Beelzebul for the help of Beelzebul) is too hard not to be suggestive of the emendation of some ignorant scribe, who took offence because (with the exception of this passage) the enemies of Jesus are nowhere in the Gospels said to have called him by the name of Beelzebul.

4. to call upon (like German anrufen), to invoke; middle, to call upon for oneself, in one's behalf: anyone as a helper, Acts 7:59, where supply τόν κύριον Ἰησοῦν (βοηθόν, Plato, Euthyd., p. 297c.; Diodorus 5,79); τινα μάρτυρα, as my witness, 2 Corinthians 1:23 ( Plato, legg. 2,664c.); as a Judges , i. e. to appeal to one, make appeal unto: Καίσαρα, Acts 25:11; Acts 26:32; Acts 28:19; (τόν Σεβαστόν, Acts 25:25); followed by the infinitive passive Acts 25:21 (to be reserved).

5. Hebraistically (like יְהוָה בְּשֵׁם קָרָא to call upon by pronouncing the name of Jehovah, Genesis 4:26; Genesis 12:8; 2 Kings 5:11, etc.; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 1231{b} (or his Hebrew Lexicon, under the word קָרָא); an expression finding its explanation in the fact that prayers addressed to God ordinarily began with an invocation of the divine name: Psalm 3:2; Psalm 6:2; Psalm 7:2, etc.) ἐπικαλοῦμαι τό ὄνομα τοῦ κυρίου, I call upon (on my behalf) the name of the Lord, i. e. to invoke, adore, worship, the Lord, i. e. Christ: Acts 2:21 (from Joel 2:32 (Joel 3:5>)); Acts 9:14,21; 22:16>; Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:2; τόν κύριον, Romans 10:12; 2 Timothy 2:22; (often in Greek writings ἐπικαλεῖσθαι τούς Θεούς, as Xenophon, Cyril 7,1, 35; Plato, Tim., p. 27c.; Polybius 15,1, 13).

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List of Word Forms
επεκαλείτο επεκαλεσάμην επεκαλεσαν επεκαλέσαν επεκάλεσαν ἐπεκάλεσαν επεκαλέσαντο επεκαλέσατο επεκάλεσε επεκαλέσω επεκαλούντο επεκεκλητο επεκέκλητο ἐπεκέκλητο επεκληθη επεκλήθη ἐπεκλήθη επεκλήθησαν επικαλεισθαι επικαλείσθαι επικαλείσθαί ἐπικαλεῖσθαι επικαλεισθε επικαλείσθε ἐπικαλεῖσθε επικαλειται επικαλείται ἐπικαλεῖται επικάλεσαι επικάλεσαί επικαλεσαμενος επικαλεσάμενος ἐπικαλεσάμενος επικαλεσαμενου επικαλεσαμένου ἐπικαλεσαμένου επικαλεσασθαι επικαλέσασθαι ἐπικαλέσασθαι επικαλέσασθε επικαλέσεσθε επικαλέσεται επικαλέσεταί επικαλέση επικαλέσησθέ επικαλεσηται επικαλέσηται επικαλέσηταί ἐπικαλέσηται επικαλέσομαι επικαλεσόμεθα επικαλέσονται επικαλέσονταί επικαλέσωμαι επικαλέσωμαί επικαλεσώμεθά επικαλεσωνται επικαλέσωνταί ἐπικαλέσωνται επικαλού επικαλουμαι επικαλούμαι ἐπικαλοῦμαι επικαλουμενοις επικαλουμένοις ἐπικαλουμένοις επικαλουμενον επικαλούμενον ἐπικαλούμενον επικαλουμενος επικαλούμενος ἐπικαλούμενος επικαλουμενου επικαλουμένου ἐπικαλουμένου επικαλουμενους επικαλουμένους ἐπικαλουμένους επικαλουμενων επικαλουμένων ἐπικαλουμένων επικαλούνταί επικέκληνται επικεκλησαι επικέκλησαι ἐπικέκλησαι επικεκληται επικέκληται επικέκληταί ἐπικέκληται επικληθεις επικληθείς ἐπικληθεὶς επικληθεν επικληθέν ἐπικληθὲν επικληθεντα επικληθέντα ἐπικληθέντα επικληθήναι επικληθήσεται επικληθήσομαι epekalesan epekálesan epekekleto epekeklēto epekékleto epekéklēto epeklethe epeklēthē epeklḗthe epeklḗthē epikaleisthai epikaleîsthai epikaleisthe epikaleîsthe epikaleitai epikaleîtai epikalesamenos epikalesámenos epikalesamenou epikalesaménou epikalesasthai epikalésasthai epikalesetai epikalesētai epikalésetai epikalésētai epikalesontai epikalesōntai epikalésontai epikalésōntai epikaloumai epikaloûmai epikaloumenois epikalouménois epikaloumenon epikaloumenōn epikalouménon epikalouménōn epikaloúmenon epikaloumenos epikaloúmenos epikaloumenou epikalouménou epikaloumenous epikalouménous epikeklesai epikeklēsai epikéklesai epikéklēsai epikekletai epikeklētai epikékletai epikéklētai epikletheis epikletheìs epiklētheis epiklētheìs epiklethen epiklethèn epiklēthen epiklēthèn epiklethenta epiklethénta epiklēthenta epiklēthénta
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