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Strong's #1257 - διαλείπω

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  1. to interpose a delay, to intermit, leave off for a time something already begun
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1819 ‑ דָּמָה (daw‑maw');  2308 ‑ חָדַל (khaw‑dal');  3176 ‑ יָהַל (yaw‑chal');  3426 ‑ יֵשׁ (yaysh);  4513 ‑ מָנַע (maw‑nah');  7725 ‑ שׁוּב (shoob);  7953 ‑ שָׁלָה (shaw‑law');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


aor. διέλῐπον Ar. Nu. 496: pf. -λέλοιπα Isoc. 12.5:


1. leave an interval between, τὸ ὀλίγιστον Arist. Ph. 226b28: Pass., διελέλειπτο a gap had been left, Hdt. 7.40, 41; διαλέλειπται μικρὰ χώρα Arist. HA 503a34.

2. intermit, τὴν ὀχείαν Id. GA 757b4: esp. of Time, διαλιπὼν ἡμέρας τὰς συγκειμένας, ἐνιαυτόν, having left an interval of.., Hdt. 3.157, D. 20.8; ἀκαρῆ διαλιπών having waited an instant, Ar. Nu. 496; χρόνον ὀλίγον Isoc. 5.8; πολὺν χρόνον Arist. Pol. 1299a37; later in gen., μιᾶς ἡμέρας δ. Hdn. 7.8.9; so οὐ πολὺ διαλιπών after a short time, Th. 5.10: abs., opp. εὐθύς, Men. Sam. 198, cf. Hyp. Eux. 32.

II intr.,

1. stand at intervals, δ. δύο πλέθρα ἀπ' ἀλλήλων Th. 7.38; πίτυες διαλείπουσαι μεγάλαι X. An. 4.7.6; τὸ δέρμα ταύτῃ δ. is discontinuous at this point, opp. συνεχές ἐστι, Arist. HA 518a3; τὸ -λεῖπον an interval or gap, X. An. 4.8.13: impers., διαλείπει there are intervals, of the heavens, opp. πλήρη ἀστέρων εἶναι, Arist. Mete. 346a36.

2. c. part., mostly with neg., οὐ πώποτε διέλειπον ζητῶν X. Revelation 16:1-21, etc.; οὐδένα διαλέλοιπα χρόνον διαβαλλόμενος I have never ceased to be slandered, Isoc. 12.5; οὐ διέλιπον.. παραινῶν πείθεσθαι.. BGU 747i 7 (ii A.D.), cf. POxy. 281.16 (i A.D.): without a neg., Luc. Vit.Auct. 13, DMeretr. 11.1.

3. of Time, διαλιπόντων ἐτῶν τριῶν, διαλιπούσης ἡμέρας, after an interval of.., Th. 1.112, 3.74; τὸ διαλεῖπον the interval of time, Arist. Ph. 228b4.

4. in part., intermittent, διαλείποντες πνέουσιν οἱ ἄνεμοι Id. Mete. 362a28, cf. GA 748a19; δ. πυρετός Hp. Aph. 4.43, Coac. 139.

5. die, GDI 1920.9, 2082.5 (Delph.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαλείπω: (2 aorist διέλιπον); to interpose a delay, to intermit, leave off for a time something already begun: οὐ διέλιπε (T WH mrg, διελειπεν) καταφιλοῦσά (on the participle cf. Winers Grammar, § 45, 4 a.; (Buttmann, 300 (257))), she has not ceased kissing, has continually kissed, Luke 7:45. (Isaiah 5:14; Jeremiah 17:8; often in Greek writings from Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -λείπω ,

[in LXX for H3176 (as 1 Samuel 10:8), etc.;]

to intermit, leave off for a time: Luke 7:45.†

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 διαλείπω with the participle, as Luke 7:45, cf. P Par 27.22 (ii/B.C.) καθότι οὐ διαλείπεις ἡμῶν ἀντιλαμβανόμενος (same formula in P Leid E.24), P Tor I. 1ii. 18 (B.C. 116) ἐκκλίνοντες οὐ διαλείπουσιν, P Oxy II. 281.16 (complaint against a husband—A.D. 20–50) οὐ διέλειπεν κακουχῶν με. Other examples are BGU III. 747i. 7 (A.D. 139), P Giss I. 14.4, 85.8 (ii/A.D.), P Flor III. 380.5, .15 (A.D. 203–4).


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
διαλειπέτω διαλείψει διαλείψεις διαλιπείν διαλιπέτωσαν διαλίπητε δίελιπε διελιπεν διέλιπεν διελίπομεν dielipen diélipen
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