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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3738 - ὀρχέομαι

Word Origin:
middle voice from orchos (a row or ring)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to dance
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3769 ‑ כָּרַר (kaw‑rar');   6339 ‑ פָּזַז (paw‑zaz');   7540 ‑ רָקַד (raw‑kad');   7832 ‑ שָׂחַק (saw‑khak');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


impf. ὠρχούμην: Ephesians 3:1-21 pl. pres. ὀρχεῦνται, impf. ὠρχεῦντο (v. infr.): fut. ὀρχήσομαι Ar. Th. 1178, etc.: aor. ὠρχησάμην Anacr. 69, Hdt. 6.129; inf. ὀρχήσασθαι Hom. (v. infr.): Pass., aor. ὠρχήθην Euph. 87:


1. dance, ἠΐθεοι καὶ παρθένοι.. ὠρχεῦντ' Il. 18.594; Ἅλιον καὶ Λαοδάμαντα κέλευσε μουνὰξ ὀρχήσασθαι Od. 8.371, cf. 14.465; πόσσ' ἁπαλοῖσιν ὀρχεῦνται Hes. Th. 4; ὀ. πρὸς ὅπλα, of the Pyrrhic dance, Demetr.Sceps. ap. Ath. 4.155b; ἐν ῥυθμῷ X. Cyr. 1.3.10; ὀρχεῖσθαι ταῖς χερσί (cf. χειρονομέω) Antiph. 113.1: c. acc. loci, δώσω τοι Τεγέην ποσσίκροτον ὀρχήσασθαι to dance in or on, Orac. ap. Hdt. 1.66, cf. Euph.l.c. (Pass.): also c. acc. cogn., Λακωνικὰ σχημάτια ὀρχεῖσθαι dance Laconian steps, Id. 6.129; ὀ. τὸ Περσικόν X. Cyr. 8.4.12; ὀ. πρὸς τὸν αὐλὸν σχήματα Id. Smp. 7.5; ὀ. τὸν ὅρμον Luc. Salt. II sq., etc.: Pass., τῶν ὕμνων οἳ μὲν ὠρχοῦντο οἳ δὲ οὐκ ὠρχοῦντο Ath. 14.631d.

2. represent by dancing or pantomime, ὀρχεῖσθαι τὴν τοῦ Κρόνου τεκνοφαγίαν, ὀ. τὸν Αἴαντα, Luc. Salt. 80, 83, cf. AP 9.248 (Boeth.), 11.254 (Lucill.).

II metaph., leap, bound, ὀρχεῖται δὲ καρδία φόβῳ A. Ch. 166, cf. Anaxandr. 59; Θεσσαλίη ὠρχήσατο Thessaly shook, trembled, Call. Del. 139.

III Act. ὀρχέω, make to dance (v. Pl. Cra. 407a), is used by Ion Trag. 50, ἐκ τῶν ἀέλπτων μᾶλλον ὤρχησεν φρένας made my heart leap (so codd. Ath., ὤρχησαι Nauck); but ὀρκῆσι in Ar. Th. 1179 is a barbarism for ὀρχῆται.

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