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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4311 - προπέμπω

Word Origin:
from (4253) and (3992)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to send before
  2. to send forward, bring on the way, accompany or escort
  3. to set one forward, fit him out with the requisites for a journey
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


aor. προέπεμψα, contr. προὔπεμψα, send before, send forward or forth, πρό μ' ἔπεμψεν ἄναξ Il. 1.442; εὖτέ μιν εἰς Ἀΐδαο . . προὔπεμψεν 8.367, cf. Od. 17.54, 117, 24.360; π. κήρυκας Hdt. 1.60, cf. 4.33 ( Pass. ), 121, Th. 1.29, S. El. 1158, etc.; π. πρὸ τοῦ στρατεύματος ἄνδρας X. Cyr. 2.4.23: Med., ib. 5.3.53, An. 7.2.14: Pass., impers., προπέπεμπται Th. 7.77 . with a thing for the object, τινὶ φήμας π. S. El. 1155; ξίφος afford, furnish, Id. Ph. 1205 (lyr.); π. ἄχη cause, Id. Ant. 1287 (lyr.).

2. of things, send forth, σποδὸς π. πίονας πλούτου πνοάς A. Ag. 820; ἰοὺς ἀφύκτους καὶ προπέμποντας φόνον S. Ph. 105 .

II conduct, escort, esp. a departing traveller, Hdt. 1.111, 3.50, S. OC 1667, Antipho 1.16, Thphr. Char. 5.2, etc.; τινὰ ἐς δόμους A. Pers. 530; νύμφην π. X. HG 4.1.9, etc.; π. τινὰ χθονός from the land, E. Hipp. 1099; π. τινὰ μέλεσιν καὶ μολπαῖσιν Ar. Ra. 1525 (anap.); π. τινὰ τοῖς ἵπποις X. An. 7.2.8; τοῖς προπέμπουσι καμήλοις Πολύκαρπον PFlor. 206.2 (iii A. D.); esp. follow a corpse to the grave, τινὰ ἐπὶ τύμβῳ A. Th. 1064 (anap.); Καρικῇ μούσῃ τοὺς τελευτήσαντας Pl. Lg. 800e; τιμὰς π. θεοῖς carry offerings in procession, A. Pers. 622: jocosely, τὸν ἕνα ψωμὸν ἑνὶ ὄψῳ π. let one piece of bread be attended by one condiment, X. Mem. 3.14.6: Pass., Isoc. 4.148; of a funeral procession, -πεμφθέντες κοινῇ ὑπὸ τῆς πόλεως Pl. Mx. 236d; πανδημεὶ προπεμπομένους ἐπὶ θάνατον, of the Minotaur's victims, Isoc. 10.27; ὑπὸ ποιητικῆς ἐπὶ φιλοσοφίαν Plu. 2.37b .

2. pursue, X. HG 7.2.13 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 προπέμπω; imperfect προέπεμπον; 1aorist active προεπεμψα; 1aorist passive προεπεμφθην; from Homer down;

1. to send before.

2. to send forward, bring on the way, accompany or escort: τινα, 1 Corinthians 16:6,11 (others associate these examples with the group at the close); with ἐκεῖ (for ἐκεῖσε) added, Romans 15:24; εἰς with an accusative of place, Acts 20:38; 2 Corinthians 1:16 (here R. V. set forward (see below)); ἕως ἔξω τῆς πόλεως, Acts 21:5. to set one forward, fit him out with the requisites for his journey: Acts 15:3 (others associate this example with the preceding); Titus 3:13; 3 John 1:6; 1 Maccabees 12:4, cf. 1Esdr. 4:47.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Like πρωτοκαθεδρία, πρωτοκλισία, ";the chief place"; at table, appears to be confined to the Gospels and writers who quote them, but for the title πρωτοκλίναρχος (not in LS8), see Archiv i, p. 413 f.


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