Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1272 - διανοίγω
- to open by dividing or drawing asunder, to open thoroughly (what had been closed)
- a male opening the womb (the closed matrix), i.e. the first-born
- of the eyes and the ears
- to open the mind of one, i.e. to cause to understand a thing
- to open one's soul, i.e. to rouse in one the faculty of understanding or the desire of learning
I lay open, τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς Pl. Ly. 210a; μήτραν Luke 2:23 : — Pass., LXX Genesis 3:5,al., Sor. 1.86; of a dead body, Arist. HA 507a21.
II open so as to connect, τὸν Ἰνδικὸν καὶ Περσικὸν κόλπον Id. Mu. 393b3.
III reveal, explain, τὰς γραφάς Luke 24:32, cf. Acts 17:3; τὰ τῶν παλαιῶν ἀπόρρητα Aen.Gaz. Thphr. p.5B.
δι -αν -οίγω ,
to open up completely, to open: Luke 2:23 (LXX); pass., Mark 7:34, Acts 7:56. Metaph., δ . τ . νοῦν , Luke 24:45, τ . καρδίαν , Acts 16:14, pass., οἱ ὀφθαλμοί , Luke 24:31; of explaining, τ . γραφάς , Luke 24:32, Acts 17:3.†
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