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Strong's #1095 - γηράσκω

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  1. to grow old
  2. of things and institutions: to fail from age, be obsolescent
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1478 ‑ גָּוַע (gaw‑vah');  2204 ‑ זָקֵן (zaw‑kane');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. γηράσομαι [ ] Critias 1.5 (and in compds., ἐγ-, κατα-, συγ-, Th. 6.18, Ar. Eq. 1308, E. Fr. 1058); γηράσω Pl. R. 393e: poet. inf. γηρᾱσέμεν Simon. 85.9: aor. ἐγήρᾱσα (κατ-) Hdt. 2.146, Pl. Tht. 202d (also causal, cf. infr. 11): acc. fem. part. γηράσασαν (v.l. γηρᾶσαν) Hdt. 7.114: pf. γεγήρᾱκα S. OC 727, etc.: also γηράω X. Cyr. 4.1.15, Arist. EN 1135b2, Men. 481.14, Plu. 2.911b, part. γηρῶν Epict. Fr. 3: aor. 2 (as if from γήρημι or γήρᾱμι) ἐγήρα Il. 7.148, 17.197, Od. 14.67, (κατ-) Hdt. 6.72; inf. γηράναι [ ] A. Ch. 908 (cum Sch.), S. OC 870 (so EM 230.53, but γηρᾶναι Moer. 115), part. γηράς Il. 17.197, dat. pl. γηράντεσσι Hes. Op. 188, gen. pl. [ὑπερ-] γηράντων dub. in Ael. NA 7.17; also γηρείς, έντος, Xenoph. 9: Med., γηράσκομαι Hes. Fr. 171:

I Pass., (ὑπερ-) γηραθείς Ps.-Callisth. 1.25: grow old, and in aor. and pf., to be so, κηρύσσων γήρασκε grew old in his office of herald, Il. 17.325, cf. 2.663, etc.; of things, ὄγχνη ἐπ' ὄγχνῃ γ. Od. 7.120; χρόνος γηράσκων A. Pr. 981; πάλιν γὰρ αὖθις παῖς ὁ γ. ἀνήρ S. Fr. 487; μετὰ τὴν δόσιν γ. χάρις Men. Mon. 347; τὸ τῆσδε χώρας οὐ γεγήρακε σθένος S. OC 727: c. acc. cogn., βίον τοιοῦτον γηράναι ib. 870: so in Med., Hes. Fr. 171.

II causal in aor. 1 ἐγήρᾱσα, bring to old age, ἐγήρασάν με τροφῇ A. Supp. 894; γηράσας πόδα (but perh. acc. cogn.) AP 6.94 (Phil.). (Akin to γέρων, γῆρας.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

γηράσκω or γηράω: 1 aorist ἐγήρασα; from Homer down; (cf. Winers Grammar, 92 (88); Donaldson, New Crat. § 387); to grow old: John 21:18; of things, institutions, etc., to fail from age, be obsolescent: Hebrews 8:13 (to be deprived of force and authority; (here associated with παλαιουμενος — the latter (used only of things) marking the lapse of time, while γηρασκων carries with it a suggestion of the waning strength, the decay, incident to old age (cf. Schmidt, chapter 46, 7; Theophrastus, caus. pl. 6, 7, 5): that which is becoming old and faileth for age etc.)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(also γηράω ; < γῆρας ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2204;]

to grow old: John 21:18, Hebrews 8:13.†

SYN.: παλαιοῦμαι G3822.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Oxy VI. 904.2 (v/A.D.) ἡ τῆς ὑμετέρας δικαιοκρισ [ ]ας καθαρότης πάντως κἀμὲ ἐλεήσει τὸν γεγηρακότα , ";the purity of your righteous judgement will surely pity me, an old man"; (Edd.). MGr γερνῶ with aor. ἐγέρασα , the η unchanged in pronunciation, attests the verb’s continuance.



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List of Word Forms
γεγήρακα γεγήρακας γεγήρακέ γηράσαι γηράσει γηράση γηρασης γηράσης γηράσῃς γηρασκον γηράσκον γίγαντα γίγαντας γίγαντες γίγαντος γιγάντων γιγάρτου γίγας εγήρασα εγήρασε εγήρασεν geráseis gērásēis gerases gērasēs geraskon geráskon gēraskon gēráskon
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