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#657 - ἀποτάσσομαι

middle voice from (G575) and (G5021)
Parts of Speech
  1. to set apart, separate
    1. to separate one's self, withdraw one's self from anyone
      1. to take leave of, bid farewell to
    2. to renounce, forsake
Strong #: 2976 ‑ יָאַשׁ (yaw‑ash');  
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Middle voice from G575 and G5021

ἀπο -τάσσω ,

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 2:20 (H2976 pi.), 1 Esdras 6:27, Jeremiah 20:2; *;]

to set apart. Mid., in late Gk. (El., § 37, 1; Swete, Mk., 136 f.; MM, e. dat.,

(a) to take leave of: Mark 6:46, Luke 9:61, Acts 18:18; Acts 18:21, 2 Corinthians 2:13;

(b) to forsake: Luke 14:33.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the NT meaning ";take leave of,"; ";bid farewell to,"; as 2 Corinthians 2:13, cf. BGU III. 884ii. 12 (ii/iii A.D. πρὶν οὖν ἀπέλθῃς πρὸς Χαιρήμονα, ἀνά (βαινε) πρός με, ἵνα σοι ἀποτάξομαι, ";may say goodbye to you,"; P Oxy VII. 1070.55 (iii/A.D.) Εὐδ [αίμων ] αὐτῷ ἀπετάξατο [λ ]έγων ὅτι ἐν τῷ παρόντι οὐ σχολάζομεν ὲτέροις ἐξερχόμενοι, ";Eudaemon parted with him, saying, ‘At present we are not at leisure and are visiting others’"; (Ed.). The meaning is stronger in P Oxy II. 298.31 (i/A.D.) ἐπεὶ ἀποτάξασθαι αὐτῷ θελω, where the context shows that the idea is ";get rid of.";

The active ἀποτάσσω, which is not found in the NT, is ";to appoint,"; as in P Oxy III. 475.27 (A.D. 182) ἀποτάξαι ἕνα τῶν περὶ σὲ ὑπηρετῶν εἰς τὴν Σενέπτα, and in passive P Fay 12.27 (c. B.C. 103) τοὺς ἀ ̣ποτεταγμένους τῆι κατοικίᾳ χρηματιστάς, ";the assize-judges appointed for the settlement,"; or ";command,"; BGU IV. 1061.9 (B.C. 14) τὴν ἀποτεταγμένην πρὸς τῆι τηρήσει θυρωρόν, P Fay 20.20 (iii/iv A.D.) εἰ ἀποτέτακται τὸν Αὐτοκράτορα ὁρᾶν πᾶσιν αὐτοῖς. . . τὰ τῆς βασιλείας διοικοῦντα, ";if they have all been commanded to watch the Emperor administering the affairs of his kingdom.";


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απετάξατο αποταξαμενος αποταξάμενος ἀποταξάμενος αποταξασθαι αποτάξασθαι ἀποτάξασθαι αποτασσεται αποτάσσεται ἀποτάσσεται αποτενείτε apotassetai apotássetai apotaxamenos apotaxámenos apotaxasthai apotáxasthai
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