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Strong's #1241 - διαζώννυμι

from (G1223) and (G2224)
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  1. to bind or gird all around
  2. to gird one's self with a thing, gird a thing around one's self
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2290 ‑ חֲגֹרָה ((1,2) khag‑ore', (3,4) khag‑o‑raw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

δια-ζώννῡμι or δια-ύω,

fut. -ζώσω: pf. Pass. διέζωμαι IG 2.736 B 19, ib.11(2).161.35 (Delos, iii B.C.): gird round, encircle, embrace, Gal. 14.715: metaph., τὸν ὅλον ἄνθρωπον διέζωσεν [ἡ ψυχή ] Diog.Oen. 39: Med., undergird one's ship, App. BC 5.91; but usu. gird oneself with, διαζωσάμενοι τὸ τριβώνιον Luc. Hist.Conscr. 3: Pass., διαζώννυσθαι ἐσθῆτα, ἀκινάκην, Id. Somn. 6, Anach. 6: abs., διεζωσμένοι wearing the διάζωμα 1, Th. 1.6 codd. (-ζωμένοι Phot., Suid.): metaph., ἀρχὴν διεζωσμένος invested with office, J. AJ 14.9.3. II metaph., engirdle, encompass, of fire, Plu. Brut. 31; τὸν αὐχένα (i.e. the Chersonese) δ. ἐρύμασι Id. Per. 19; νήσους Id. Them. 12: Pass., [ ἡ Ἀττικὴ] μέση διέζωσται ὄρεσιν X. Mem. 3.5.25; ῥάχει διεζῶσθαι Plb. 5.69.1; also pass like a girdle, διὰ τῶν τροπικῶν Arist. Mu. 392a12.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαζωννύω or διαζώννυμι: 1 aorist διέζωσα; 1 aorist middle διεζωσαμην; perfect passive preposition διεζωσμένος; to bind or gird all around (διά; this force of the preposition appears in the tropical use of the verb in Plutarch, Brut. 31, 2 ὡς δ' φλόξ ῥυεις καί διαζώσασα πανταχόθεν τήν πόλιν διελαμψε πολλή): ἑαυτόν, John 13:4; passive διαζωννυμαι τί to be girded: (by attraction for (yet cf. Meyer)) ἥν διεζωσμένος, John 13:5; middle διαζωννυμαι τί, "to gird oneself with a thing, gird a thing around oneself: John 21:7; (Ezekiel 23:15 (Alex.). in Greek writings occasionally from Thucydides on). Cf. Winer's De verb. camp. etc. Part v., p. 13.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -ζώννυμι , (also -ννύω ),

[in LXX for H2290, Ezekiel 23:15 A *;]

to gird round: ἑαυτόν , John 13:4-5; pass., John 13:5; mid., to gird oneself with: c. acc, John 21:7. †

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

For this word, which is found ter in John’s Gospel (John 13:4-5; John 21:7), cf. IG II. 736 B.16 (B.C. 307). See also BCH x. (1886) p. 465.103 (B.C. 364) κλιμάκιον ξύλινον περικεχρυσωμένον ὄφεσιν ἀργυροῖς διεζωμένον, and ib. xiv. (1890) p. 405.35 (B.C. 279). For the subst. διάζωμα cf. BGU IV. 1188.7 (B.C. 15–4) τοῦ κατὰ τὴν κώμην ἀγομένου δημοσίο [υ ] δι ̣α ̣ζ ̣ώματος, where however the editor notes that the reading is not quite certain.


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List of Word Forms
διαθερμάναντος διάθεσιν διεζωσατο διεζώσατο διεζωσεν διέζωσεν διεζωσμενος διεζωσμένος διεθέρμανεν διεθερμάνθη diezosato diezōsato diezṓsato diezosen diezōsen diézosen diézōsen diezosmenos diezosménos diezōsmenos diezōsménos
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