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Strong's #1165 - δειγματίζω

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  1. to make an example of, to show as an example
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



I make a show of, Colossians 2:15; make an example of, Matthew 1:19; furnish a sample, in Pass., PTeb. 576 (i B.C. /i A.D.); δειγματισθήσεται.. ἀπολέσθαι will be proved to.., PRyl. 1.28.32 (iv A.D.).

2. make trial of, test, PHolm. 18.20, 22.29.

II intr., appear, Ar.Byz. Epit. 41.19, Hp. 19 (in Hermes 53.67).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δειγματίζω: 1 aorist ἐδειγματισα; (δεῖγμα); to make an example of, to show as an example; τινα, to expose one to disgrace (cf. παραδειγματίζω, θεατρίζω): Matthew 1:19 L T Tr WH; Colossians 2:15. A word unknown to Greek writers. (Cf. Act. Petr. et Paul. § 33; Winer's Grammar, 25 (24); 91 (87); δειγματισμος occurs on the Rosetta stone, line 30; Boeckh, Inscriptions 4697. Compare: παραδειγματίζω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< δεῖγμα ),

a rare word (ICC, ll. c.), to make a show of, to expose: Matthew 1:19 (Rec. παραδ -, q.v.), Colossians 2:15.†

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

This very rare verb may now be illustrated from P Tebt II. 576 (B.C. 14–3), where a list of lands cultivated by δημόσιοι γεωργοί begins ιζ ̄ (ἔτους ) σπόρος διγματισ (θεὶς ?) δημ (οσίων ) γεωργ (ῶν ). It is also found along with the subst. in the Greek fragment of the Ascension of Isaiah P Amh I. 1viii. 21 ἀπὸ το [ῦ δει ]γματισμοῦ ὅτι [ ]δειγμάτισεν τὸν [Σ ]αμαήλ . The subst. occurs in BGU I. 246.6 (ii/iii A.D.) κινδυνεύω κα [ὶ ταῦ ]τα (?) ἀπολέσαι μετὰ καὶ διγματισμοῦ καλῶς ἐτρήκατε (? l. εὑρήκατε ) καὶ μονείμως (l. μονίμως ), and in P Gizeh 10271.12 (in Archiv ii. p. 81) ἕως τοῦ δειγμα [τισμοῦ , and on the Rosetta Stone, OGIS 90.30 (B.C. 196) τὰ πρὸς τὸν δειγματισμὸν διάφορα , ";the cost of having them verified."; The verb takes an infin. in P Ryl I. 28.32 (iv/A.D.), where if the ὑπόταυρος ";quivers,"; δειγματισθήσεται ὁ τοιοῦτ [ο ]ς ἀπολέσθαι τι κρυφιμαῖον : in.70 διγματ [ι ]σμοὺς καὶ λοιδορίας καὶ κρυφιμαίων πραγμάτων ἐπιφάνιαν seems to mean ";exposures.";

Since δειγματίζω does not begin to appear till long after παραδειγματίζω , it is quite conceivable that παράδειγμα produced the latter verb, and δειγματίζω was shortened from it by the help of the noun δεῖγμα . The early appearance of δειγματισμός (B.C. 196) is the main difficulty, since that is coeval with παραδειγματίζω .

[Supplemental from 1930 edition]

See PSI IV. 442.18, note.



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List of Word Forms
δέδοικας δεδοίκασι δεδοίκασιν δεδοικότες δεδοικώς δειγματισαι δειγματίσαι εδεδοίκειν εδειγματισεν εδειγμάτισεν ἐδειγμάτισεν deigmatisai deigmatísai edeigmatisen edeigmátisen
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