Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1139 - δαιμονίζομαι
- to be under the power of a demon.
I Med., = δαιμονάω, ἄλλος κατ' ἄλλην δαιμονίζεται τύχην each one hath his own fate appointed, Philem. 191.
II as Pass., to be deified, S. Fr. 173 (so expld. by AB 90; Act. in Hsch.).
III to be possessed by a demon or evil spirit, Matthew 4:24, al., Plu. 2.706d.
(in cl. also δαιμονάω ; <δαίμων ),
[in Aq.: Psalms 91:6*;]
to be under the power of a δαίμων G1142 (δαιμόνιον , q.v.), to be possessed: Matthew 15:22; elsewhere always ptcp., -ιζόμενος , -ισθείς : Matthew 4:24; Matthew 8:16; Matthew 8:26; Matthew 8:33; Matthew 9:32; Matthew 12:22, Mark 1:32; Mark 5:15-18 Luke 8:36, John 10:21 (Cremer, 171).†
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δαιμονίζομαι in its NT sense of being possessed with demons seems to occur only in later Greek. For a form δαιμονιάζω , otherwise unknown, see the Paris Great Magical Papyrus, Leaf 33.3007 (c. A.D. 300) πρὸς δαιμονιαζομένους Πιβήχεως δόκιμον , ";for those possessed by demons, an approved charm by Pibechis"; (cited by Deissmann LAE, p. 251). The normal form occurs in P Leid Wvi. 30 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐν (l. ἐὰν ) δαιμονιζομέν (ῳ ) εἴπῃς τὸ (ὄνομα ), προσάγων τῇ ῥεινὶ αὐτοῦ θεῖον καὶ ἄσφαλτον , εὐθέως λαλήσει (sc. τὸ δαιμόνιον ) κ (αὶ ) ἀπελεύσεται . In MGr the act. δαιμονίζω appears, = ";drive mad"; : cf. Abbott Songs, p. 224 (no. 47). The derived noun δαιμονισμός occurs in Vettius Valens, p. 2.18.
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