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Strong's #1356 - διοπετής

from the alternate of (G2203) and the alternate of (G4098)
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  1. fallen from Zeus, i.e. from heaven
  2. an image of the Ephesian Artemis which was supposed to have fallen from heaven
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Διοπετής, ές,

that fell from Zeus, ἄγαλμα E. IT 977; Παλλάδιον D.H. 2.66; πέλτη Plu. Numbers 13:1-33, cf. D.H. 2.71; ὄρνις Alciphr. 3.59; Μένιππος Luc. Icar. 2; οἰκίαι, i. e. 'taboo', Aristopho 3; διοπετές (sc. ἄγαλμα), τό, Acts 19:35.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διοπετής, διοπετες (from Διός of Zeus, and πέτω for πίπτω; in secular writings also Διιπετής), fallen from Zeus, i. e. from heaven: τό διοπετες, namely, ἄγαλμα (which is expressed in Euripides, Iph. T. 977; Herodian, 1, 11, 2 (1, Bekker edition; cf. Winer's Grammar, 234 (219); 592 (551)), an image of the Ephesian Artemis which was supposed to have fallen from heaven, Acts 19:35; (cf. Meyer at the passage; Farrar, St. Paul, 2:13f).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* διοιετής

(written also διϊπ -), -ές

(< δῖος , πίπτω , v. Page on Ac, l.c.; DB, i, 605, n., ext., 112a; Field, Notes, 130 f.),

fallen from heaven (R, mg.): τὸ δ . (sc. ἄγαλμα , statue, image), Acts 19:35.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The marginal rendering of the word in the RV ";fallen from heaven"; rather than ";from Jupiter"; is supported by Field (Notes, p. 130), who cites Dion. Hal. Ant. ii. 71 ἐν δὲ ταῖς πέλταις ἃς οἱ Σάλιοι φοροῦσι, πολλαῖς πάνυ οὔσαις, μίαν εἶναι λεγουσι διοπετῆ (afterwards explained by θεόπεμπτον). Of course the two amount to the same thing, since Zeus is the primeval sky-god : see A. B. Cook’s great monograph, Zeus.



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διοπετους Διοπετούς διοπετοῦς διορθούντες διορθωθή διορθωθήσεται διορθώσατε διορθώση διορθώσητε διορώντες diopetous diopetoûs
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