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#589 - ἀποδημέω

Transliteration
apodēméō
Phonetics
ap-od-ay-meh'-o
Origin
from (G590)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
None
Definition
  1. to go away into foreign parts, go abroad
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀποδημ-έω, Dor. ἀποδημ-δᾱμέω, pf. ἀπεδήμηκα dub. in Hermipp. 66:

1. to be away from home, be abroad or on one's travels, Hdt. 1.29, 4.1, 152, Ar. Nu. 371, etc.; of foreign service, Id. Lys. 101; opp. ἐπιδημεῖν, X. Cyr. 7.5.69: metaph., to be absent, Pi. P. 10.37; ὁ νοῦς παρὼν ἀποδημεῖ Ar. Eq. 1120: sts. c. gen., ἀποδημεῖν οἰκίας Pl. Lg. 954b; ἀπὸ τῆς ἑωυτῶν Hdt. 9.117; ἐκ τῆς πόλεως Pl. Cri. 53a; οὐκ ἔξεστι ἀποδημεῖν τοῖς Λακεδαιμονίοις Arist. Fr. 543.

2. go abroad, παρά τινα to visit him, Hdt. 3.124; ἀ. ἐς Αἴγιναν κατὰ τοὺς Αἰακίδας go abroad to Aegina to fetch the Aeacidae, Id. 8.84; ἀ. ἐπὶ δεῖπνον εἰς Θετταλίαν Pl. Cri. 53e; ἐνθένδε εἰς ἄλλον τόπον Id. Ap. 40e; κατ' ἐμπορίαν Lycurg. 21, 57 (v.l. ἐπί) ; πρὸς τὰ ἱερά X. HG 4.7.3; ποῖ γῆς ἀπεδήμεις; Ar. Ra. 48; ἄλλοσε ἀ. Pl. Lg. 579b; ἐκεῖσε Id. Phd. 61e.

ἀπο -δημέω , -

(< ἀπόδημος ),

[in LXX: Ezekiel 19:3 A *;]

to be or go abroad (M, Pr., 130, 2): Matthew 21:33; Matthew 25:14-15, Mark 12:1, Luke 15:13; Luke 20:9.†


Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Early examples of this verb are afforded by P Petr III. 42 I.5 (iii/B.C.) εἰμὶ γὰρ πρὸς τῶι ἀποδημεῖν, ";for I am on the point of departure"; (Edd.), and P Par 46.8 (B.C. 153) ἐνκατελελοίπει με ἀποδημήσας. An antithesis which verbally resembles 2 Corinthians 5:9 may be seen in P Tebt I. 104.17 (B.C. 92) ἐνδημῶν καὶ ἀποδημῶν, in a marriage contract : similarly BGU I. 183.7 (A.D. 85), P. Giss I. 2i. 19 (B.C. 173), and cf. P Par 69 (iii/A.D.) where the arrivals and departures of a strategus are recorded in his day-book by ἐπι - and ἀποδημέω respectively (cf. Archiv iv. p. 374) On P CattV. 20 (ii/A.D.) (= Chrest. II. p. 422) ἐὰν γένηταί με ἀποδημεῖν, P. M. Meyer observes (Archiv iii. p. 84) that the verb is the antithesis of ἐνδημεῖν, as especially in marriage contracts. Add P Oxy I. 44.18 (late i/A.D.) ἀποδημοῦντός σου, ";in your absence,"; ib. II. 326.7 (c. A.D. 45) οὐκ ἔλαβον ἀργύριον παρὰ [τῶν πρ ]οπόλων ἀφ᾽ οὗ ἀπεδήμη [σα ], ib. III. 471.8 (ii/A.D.) ἀποδη [μοῦντ ]ες ἠγνοήσατε τὰς [π ]ερὶ τούτων γεγραμμένας ὑμ [εῖ ]ν ἐπιστολάς, P Tebt II. 333.7 (A.D. 216) τοῦ πατρός μου. . . ἀποδημήσαντος. . . πρὸς κυνηγίαν λαγοῶν, ";my father set off to hunt hares,"; and P Amh II. 145.16 (iv/v A.D.) ]λυπήθην διότι ἀπεδήμησας ἀλόγως, ";I am grieved because you went away without cause"; (Edd.). In Syll 633.13 (Rom.) ἐὰν δέ τινα ἀνθρώπινα πάσχῃ ἢ ἀσθενήσῃ ἢ ἀποδημήσῃ που gives us a good combination. For the subst. cf. P Oxy III. 471.134 (ii/A.D.) τάς τε ἀποδημίας, P Tebt II. 330.3 (ii/A.D.) ἐμοῦ ἐν ἀποδημίᾳ ὄντος, and P Giss I. 41ii. 3 (Hadrian) ὑπὸ τ ̣ ̣ς ̣μακρᾶς ἀποδημίας τὰ ἡμέτε [ρα ] πα [ντ ]α ̣πασιν ἀμεληθέντα τυγχ [άνει ].

 

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απεδήμησε απεδημησεν απεδήμησεν ἀπεδήμησεν αποδημων αποδημών ἀποδημῶν apedemesen apedēmēsen apedḗmesen apedḗmēsen apodemon apodemôn apodēmōn apodēmō̂n
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