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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

#593 - ἀποδοκιμάζω

from (G575) and (G1381)
Parts of Speech
  1. to disapprove, reject, repudiate
Strong #: 3988 ‑ מָאַס (maw‑as');  
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1. reject on scrutiny or trial, reject a candidate from want of qualification, Hdt. 6.130, Lys. 13.10, Archipp. 14: Pass., λαχὼν ἀπεδοκιμάσθη ἄρχειν Din. 2.10, cf. D. 25.30.

2. generally, reject as unworthy or unfit, πασσόφους ἄνδρας Pl. Tht. 181b; ἵππον X. Eq.Mag. 1.13; νόμους Id. Mem. 4.4.14; ἀργύριον Thphr. Char. 4.11; τὴν [τοῦ αὐλοῦ] χρῆσιν ἐκ τῶν νέων Arist. Pol. 1341a26, cf. 37 (Pass.); [ ἡ ὄρνις] ἀ. τὰ αὑτῆς Id. HA 618a17; τὴν τοιαύτην διατριβήν Timocl. 8.12; τὸ ποιεῖν τι X. Cyr. 8.1.47: c. inf., Phlp. in Ph. 584.26.

II conclude, judge, Dam. Pr. 117.

ἀπο -δοκιμάζω ,

[in LXX: Psalms 118:22, al. (H3988);]

to reject: Matthew 21:42 (LXX), Mark 8:31; Mark 12:10 (LXX) Luke 9:22; Luke 17:25; Luke 20:17 (LXX), Hebrews 12:17, 1 Peter 2:4; 1 Peter 2:7 (LXX) (Cremer, 701; MM, s.v.).†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P. Giss I. 47.14 ff. (Hadrian) παραζώ [ν ]ιον γὰρ πρὸς τὸ παρὸν γνήσιον οὐχ εὑρε ̣θ ̣η, ἀλλ᾽ οὐδ ̣ὲ ἐδικαίωσα ἀγοράσαι ἀποδοκιμασθῆναι δυνάμενον, ";a girdle-dagger suitable for the present purpose has not been found, and I have not thought it right to buy one that might be rejected."; On the use in 1 Peter 2:7 of the LXX ἀποδοκιμάζω instead of ἐξουθενέω as in Acts 4:11 for the Heb מָאַם in MT Psalms 118:22, as indicating a progress on Peter’s part in Greek ways and speech, see Ramsay Pauline Studies, p. 254 f. Vettius Valens uses it twice : p. 278.18 ἐὰν δὲ τοὺς κακοποιούς (sc εὕρωμεν χρηματίζοντας καὶ τὸν Ἥλιον ἢ τὴν Σελήνην ἐπιθεωροῦντας [καὶ ] τὸν ὡροσκόπον), ἀποδοκιμάζομεν τὴν γένεσιν, p. 313.26 πρὸς τὸ μὴ πλέκεσθαί τινας ἢ ἀποδοκιμάζειν τὴν αἵρεσιν.


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List of Word Forms
απεδοκιμασαν απεδοκίμασαν ἀπεδοκίμασαν απεδοκίμασας απεδοκίμασε απεδοκίμασεν απεδοκιμασθη απεδοκιμάσθη ἀπεδοκιμάσθη αποδεδοκιμασμενον αποδεδοκιμασμένον ἀποδεδοκιμασμένον αποδοκιμάζων αποδοκιμασθηναι αποδοκιμασθήναι ἀποδοκιμασθῆναι αποδοκιμώ απόδομα αποδόσει apedokimasan apedokímasan apedokimasthe apedokimasthē apedokimásthe apedokimásthē apodedokimasmenon apodedokimasménon apodokimasthenai apodokimasthênai apodokimasthēnai apodokimasthē̂nai
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