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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1464 - ἐγκοπή

from (G1465)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a cutting (made in a road to impede an enemy in pursuit)
  2. a hindrance
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KJV (1)
1 Corinthians
NAS (1)
1 Corinthians
HCS (1)
1 Corinthians
BSB (1)
1 Corinthians
ESV (1)
1 Corinthians
WEB (1)
1 Corinthians
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐγκοπ-ή, ἡ,


1. incision, Gal. 7.38; fracture of skull, Sor. Fract. 3, cf. Heliod. ap. Orib. 46.12.1.

2. steps cut in the wall of wells, etc., Ael.Dion. Fr. 90.

II hindrance, οἴησις προκοπῆς ἐ. Heraclit. 131, cf. Phld. D. 3.6, 1 Corinthians 9:12, Vett. Val. 2.7 (pl.); material obstacle, D.S. 1.32; interruption, check, τῆς ἁρμονίας D.H. Comp. 22; τοῦ λόγου Aristid. Rh. 2p.514S., cf. Iamb. Protr. 21; κατ' ἐγκοπάς disjointedly, Longin. 41.3.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἐν -κοπή

(Rec. έγκ -, see ἐν ; T, ἐκκ -), -ῆς , ή

(< έγκόπτω );

1. an incision, a cutting, break.

2. Metaph., an interruption, a hindrance: 1 Corinthians 9:12.†

ἐγ -κοπή , see ἐνκ -.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The somewhat rare ἐκκοπή is found in its literal sense of ";cutting"; or ";cutting down"; in BGU IV. 1121.27 (B.C. 5) ξυλείας ] ἐκκοπήν, P Lond 214.24 (A.D. 270–5) (= II. p. 162), where with reference to the cutting down of two acacia trees an official is sent to inspect τῆς ἐκ [κοπ ]ῆς τὴν διάθεσιν, and P Gen I. 62.7 (mid. iv/A.D.) τεχνίτας πρὸς τὴν ἐκκοπὴν τῶν ξύλων, cf..11.

The derived meaning of ";hindrance"; in the only occurrence of ἐνκοπή in the NT (1 Corinthians 9:12) may be illustrated from Vett. Valens p. 2.7 ἐγκοπὰς τῶν πρασσομένων : the adj. ἐγκοπτικός also occurs ter, e.g. p. 182.12 κωλυτικοὶ καὶ ἐγκοπτικοὶ δόξης καὶ ὠφελείας.


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List of Word Forms
εγκοπήν ἐγκοπὴν έγκοποι έγκοπον ενκοπην ἐνκοπὴν enkopen enkopēn en'kopḕn
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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