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Strong's #1150 - δαμάζω

a variation of an obsolete primary of the same meaning
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  1. to tame
  2. curb, restrain
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Strong #: 2827 ‑ חֲשַׁל (khash‑al');  7453 ‑ רֵיעַ (ray'‑ah, ray'‑ah);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. A. Ch. 324 (lyr.), etc.: fut. δαμάσω AP 6.329 (Leon.); δαμάσσω Il. 22.176, also δαμᾷ, δαμάᾳ, 1.61, 22.271; 3 pl. δαμόωσι 6.368 (v. δαμάω): aor. 1 ἐδάμᾰσα Pi. N. 7.90 (part. δαμάσσαις O. 9.92), ἐδάμασσα, δάμασσα, Il. 5.191, Od. 14.367: pf. δεδάμακα Stob. Flor.Monac. 82: Med., fut. δαμάσσομαι Il. 21.226: aor. ἐδαμάσσατο, δαμάσαντο, δαμασσάμενος, Od. 9.516, Il. 10.210, Od. 9.454; aor. 1 opt. δαμάσαιτο Leg.Gort. 2.11: aor. 2 opt. δάμοιτο CIG 4000.18 (Iconium): Pass., fut. 3 δεδμήσομαι h.Ap. 543; irreg. δαμοῦμαι PMag.Par. 1.2906: aor. ἐδαμάσθην Od. 8.231, Pi. O. 2.20, A. Pers. 279 (lyr.), E. Ph. 563; δαμάσθην Il. 19.9, cf. 16.816; ἐδμήθην, imper. δμηθήτω 9.158, δμηθείς 4.99, Hes. Th. 1000, Dor. δμᾱθείς A. Pers. 907 (lyr.), E. (lyr., v. infr.), Cerc. 7.1: ἐδάμην [ ] Il. 13.812, Parm. 7.1, etc.; δάμην Od. 3.90; 3 pl. δάμεν Il. 8.344; subj. δαμείω Od. 18.54, 2 and 3 sg. δαμήῃς -ήῃ Il. 3.436, 22.246, 2 pl. δαμήετε 7.72; opt. δαμείην Il. 3.301, E. Med. 648; inf. δαμῆναι Il. 15.522, A. Ch. 368 (lyr.), S. Ph. 200, inf. δᾰμήμεναι Il. 20.312; part. δαμείς 22.40, Sapph. 90, etc. (only form of aor. used by S., and preferred by A. and E.): pf. δέδμημαι Il. 5.878, etc., -ημένος 14.482, etc.; later δεδαμασμένος Nic. Al. 29, Epigr.Gr. 550.9: plpf. δέδμητο Od. 3.305; 3 pl. -ήατο Il. 3.183. Poet. Verb, used by X. in pres. part. δαμάζων Mem. 4.3.10: aor. Pass. δαμασθεῖεν ib. 4.1.3; also inf. δαμασθῆναι is f.l. in Isoc. 7.4: overpower: I of animals, tame, break in, twice in Hom., in Med., ἡμίονον.. ἥτ' ἀλγίστη δαμάσασθαι Il. 23.655; τῶν κέν τιν'.. δαμασαίμην Od. 4.637: later in Act., X. Mem. 4.3.10: Pass., ib. 4.1.3.

2. of metals, work, σίδαρον E. Alc. 980 (lyr.); of land, clear, PSI 4.316 (iv(?) A.D.).

II of maidens, make subject to a husband, ἀνδρὶ δάμασσεν Il. 18.432: Med., force, seduce, Leg.Gort. l.c.: Pass., Il. 3.301, Od. 3.269.


1. subdue, conquer, Od. 9.59, al.; βίῃ καὶ χερσὶ δ. Hes. Th. 490: Pass., to be subject to another, σοί τ' ἐπιπείθονται καὶ δεδμήμεσθα ἕκαστος Il. 5.878; δέδμητο δὲ λαὸς ὑπ' αὐτῷ Od. 3.305. of the gods, bring low, Il. 9.118, 16.845, al. subdue, gain the mastery over, ἐπιθυμίαν Stob.l.c.

2. lay low, kill, esp. in fight, εἴ χ' ὑπ' ἐμοί γε θεὸς δαμάσῃ μνηστῆρας Od. 21.213: Pass., ὑπ' ἐμοὶ δμηθέντα Il. 5.646; ὑπὸ δουρὶ δαμέντα ib. 653.

3. of the powers of nature, etc., overcome, overpower, ἔρος.. θυμὸν ἐνὶ στήθεσσιν... ἐδάμασσεν 14.316: Med., δαμασσάμενος φρένας οἴνῳ Od. 9.454, cf. 516: Pass., to be overcome, αἴθρῳ καὶ καμάτῳ δεδμημένον 14.318; μαλακῷ δεδμημένοι ὕπνῳ Il. 10.2; ὕπνῳ καὶ φιλότητι δαμείς 14.353; ἁλὶ δέδμητο φίλον κῆρ Od. 5.454, cf. 8.231; δμαθέντες dead, E. Alc. 127 (lyr.). ἀγῶνα δαμάσσαι ἔργῳ win it, Pi. P. 8.80. οὐ μήποτε τοῦτο δαμῇ, εἶναι μὴ ἐόντα it shall never be proved that.., Parm. 7.1. (δᾰμᾰ-: δμη- underlies δάμνημι, ἐδάμα(ς) σα, de/dmhmai; dama/zw is a post-Homeric form of pres.; cf. Skt. dâ´myati 'to be tamed', damitar- 'tamer', etc.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δαμάζω: 1 aorist ἐδάμασα; passive (present δαμάζομαι; perfect δεδάμασμαι; (akin to Latindomo,dominus, Goth.gatamjan; English tame; cf. Curtius, § 260); common from Homer down; to tame: Mark 5:4; James 3:7; to restrain, curb, τήν γλῶσσαν, James 3:8.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δαμάζω ,

[in LXX: Daniel 2:40 (H2827) *;]

to tame, subdue: Mark 5:4, James 3:7; metaph., τ . γλῶσσαν , James 3:8 (Field, Notes, 237 f.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Vettius Valens p. 285.30, ἐπὶ μὲν τῶν στερεῶν ζῳδίων ἢ μοιρῶν παρόντες ἅπαξ τε καὶ ἀπαραιτήτως δαμάζουσιν , ἐν δὲ τοῖς δισώμοις πλεονάκις .

[Supplemental from 1930 edition]

See PSI IV. 316.6, note.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
δαμάζει δαμαζεται δαμάζεται δαμασαι δαμάσαι δαμάσει δεδαμασται δεδάμασται damasai damásai damazetai damázetai dedamastai dedámastai
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