Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
#925 - βαρύνω
- to weigh down, overcharge
to weigh down = βαρέω (q.v.): Luke 21:34, Rec.†
The replacement of this classical verb by βαρέω was progressive, as is seen in the fact that βαρύνω is common in LXX, but never occurs in the NT according to WH, except in its compound καταβαρύνω : the vernacular record of βαρέω (q. v.) makes this very clear. For the older word cf. P Tebt I. 23.5 (c. B.C. 119 or 114) καθ᾽ ὑπερβολὴν (cf. 2 Corinthians 1:8) βεβαρυμμένοι , ";excessively vexed"; (Edd.), P Oxy II. 298.26 (i/A.D.) περὶ Ἑρμοδώρου γράφε [ι ]ς μοι λίαν αὐτὸν βαρύνομαι , ";you write to me about Hermodorus that I am too severe with him"; (Edd.), and OGIS 669.5 (i/A.D.) μὴ βαρυνομένην καιναῖς καὶ ἀδίκοις εἰσπράξεσι , ib..18 ἵνα δὲ μηδαμόθεν βαρύνηι τὰς πρὸς ἀλλήλους συναλλαγάς .
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