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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1183 - δεκατόω
- to exact or receive the tenth part
- to pay tithes
take tithe of a person, τινά Hebrews 7:6 : — Pass., pay tithe, Hebrews 7:9.
† δεκατόω , -ῶ , = cl. -τεύω
(< δεκάτη ),
[in LXX: Nehemiah 10:37 (H6237 pi.) *;]
to take tithe of: c. acc pers., Hebrews 7:6; pass. to pay tithe: Hebrews 7:9.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
δεκατόω cannot be paralleled except in LXX, as far as we can find. Since δεκάτη had become a conspicuous term. techn. in Judaism, the coining of a new verb, to express a procedure without any real parallel in profane Greek, was wholly natural in any literature. The coinage was the more encouraged, as δεκατεύω was getting new senses, in addition to ";tithe"; : it was for instance used in astrology = τετραγωνίζω , PSI III. 158.4 note.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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