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Strong's #1474 - ἐδαφίζω

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  1. to throw to the ground
    1. both of cities and buildings, to raze, level with the earth
    2. metaph. of men
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  5310 ‑ נָפַץ (naw‑fats');  5428 ‑ נָתַשׁ (naw‑thash');  7376 ‑ רָטַשׁ (raw‑tash');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I beat level and firm like a floor or pavement, Plb. 6.33.6, Thphr. HP 9.3.1: Pass., Id. CP 4.8.2, Arist. Pr. 934b10.

II provide with a floor, οἶκον IG 11(2).158 A 66 (iii B. C.), cf. BCH 29.475.

III dash to the ground, LXX Psalms 136:9(137).9, Luke 19:44.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐδαφιζο: Attic future ἐδαφιω (Buttmann, 37 (32); Winers Grammar, § 13, 1 c.); (see ἔδαφος); to throw to the ground — both of cities, buildings, to raze, level with the earth, and of men; in both applications in Luke 19:44 (by zeugma (?) cf. Winer's Grammar, § 66, 2 e.). (Psalm 136:9 (); Isaiah 3:26; Ezekiel 31:12; Hosea 14:1 (Hosea 13:16); Amos 9:14 (Ald.); rare in secular writings, as (Aristotle, probl. 23, 29); Polybius 6, 33, 6.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< ἔδαφος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7376 pu.;]

1. to beat level like a threshing floor (Theophr.).

2. to dash to the ground (Field, Notes, 74): Luke 19:44 (cf. Psalms 137:9, Hosea 14:1).†

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

In support of the RV rendering in Luke 19:44 ";and shall dash thee to the ground,"; see Field Notes, p. 74. We have not come across any example of the verb in the papyri or the inscrr. though the subst (see s.v.) is common.


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
εδαφιεί εδαφιούσί εδαφιουσιν εδαφιούσιν ἐδαφιοῦσίν εδαφισθήσεται εδαφισθήση ηδάφισαν edaphiousin edaphioûsín
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