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Strong's #1507 - εἱλίσσω

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a prolonged form of a primary but defective verb heilo (of the same meaning)
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  1. to roll up or together
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εἱλίσσω, v. ἑλίσσω.

ἑλίσσω or ἐλίσσω

(the latter more freq. in codd. of Hom.), Att. ἑλιξό-ττω, inf. -έμεν Il. 23.309; Ion. εἰλίσσω or εἱλίσσω (εἱ. is found in codd. of Hdt. (v. infr.), but κατ-ελίσσειν Hp. Acut.(Sp.)37, κατειλίξαι Id. Morb. 2.18, al.): fut. ἑλίξω E. Ph. 711: aor. εἴλιξα Pl. Ti. 73a (εἵλ- codd., but κατ-ειλίξας IG 22.204.32); part. ἑλίξας Il. 23.466, Ion. εἰλίξας Hdt. 4.34: Med., Il. 23.320: fut. ἑλίξομαι 17.728: aor. ἑλιξάμην 12.467, 17.283: Pass., fut. ἑλιγήσομαι LXX Isaiah 34:4 : aor.1 εἱλίχθην E. Or. 358; part. ἑλιχθείς Il. 12.74: pf. εἵλιγμαι Hes. Th. 791, ἐλήλιγμαι Paus. 10.17.12: plpf. εἵλικτο E. HF 927; Ion. 3 pl. εἱλίχατο Hdt. 7.90.

I The Ion. form is found in Trag. (v. infr., codd. usu. εἱλ-; but τ' εἰ. A. Pr. 138 (lyr., cod. Med.), cf. Ar. Ra. 1314, 1348 (cod. Rav.)), in IG l.c., and codd. of Pl. (as Ti. l.c., ἀν-ειλίττων Phlb. 15e); ἐπειλίξας is f.l. in D. 23.161. (ϝελ-, ἐϝελ-, cf. εἴλω, ἐλελίζω ad fin.):

1. turn round or about: Act. in Hom. always of turning a chariot round the doublingpost, οἶσθα γὰρ εὖ περὶ τέρματ' ἐλισσέμεν [ἵππους ] Il. 23.309,cf. 466.

2. generally, roll, ἑ. βίου πόρον roll life's stream along, Pi. I. 8(7).15; of the chariot of Day, αἰθὴρ κοινὸν φάος εἱλίσσων A. Pr. 1092 (anap.); ἥλιος.. εἱλίσσων φλόγα E. Ph. 3; εἰ. κόνιν roll the eddying dust, A. Pr. 1085 (anap.); ἑ. δίνας, of the Euripus, E. IT 7, cf. 1103 (lyr.); ἑ. κόρας, βλέφαρα, Id. HF 868 (troch.), Or. 1266 (lyr.).

3. of any rapid motion, ἅλιον.. ἑ. πλάταν ply it swiflly, S. Aj. 358 (lyr.); of the dance, ἑ. πόδα move the swift foot, cj. in E. Or. 171 (lyr.), cf. IA 215 (lyr.); εἱ. θιάσους lead the dancing bands, Id. IT 1145 (lyr.); ἑ. χορούς Stratt. 66.5: abs., dance, E. Ph. 234 (lyr.), cf. Or. 1292 (whence ἑ. τινά dance in honour of.., Id. HF 690 (lyr.), IA 1480 (lyr.)); ἑ. βωμόν dance round it, Call. Del. 321.

4. roll or wind round, πλόκαμον περὶ ἄτ ρακτον Hdt. 4.34, cf. 2.38; λίνον ἠλακάτᾳ δακτύλοις ἑ. E. Or. 1432 (lyr.); χεῖρας ἀμφὶ γόνυ ἑ. clasp them round.., Id. Ph. 1622.

5. metaph., turn in one's mind, revolve, τοιαῦθ' ἑ. S. Ant. 231, cf. Pl. Epin. 978d; μῆτιν A.R. 1.463; ἑ. κακοὺς λόγους speak wily words, E. Or. 892.

6. κόλπους ἑ. form winding reaches, of rivers, D.P. 630; ἀγκῶνας Id. 979.

II Med. and Pass.,

1. turn oneself round or about (but in Il. 12.49 εἱλίσσεθ' ἑταίρους (as read by Nicanor) rallied his comrades), ἑλιχθέντων ὑπ' Ἀχαιῶν when they turned to face the foe, ib. 74, cf. 408; so of a wild boar, ἑλιξάμενος having turned to bay, 17.283; of a serpent, coil himself, ἑλισσόμενος περὶ χειῇ 22.95; ἡ δέ τ' ἐλισσομένη πέτεται (sc. καλαῦροψ) the shepherd's staff flies spinning through the air, 23.846; κνίση.. ἑλισσομένη περὶ καπνῷ rolling with the smoke, 1.317; ἑλισσόμενοι περὶ δίνας whirled round in the eddies, 21.11; of a river, δίνῃς ἀργυρέῃς εἱλιγμένος Hes. Th. 791, cf. D.S. 1.32; of the waves, τὸ ἑλισσόμενον αἰεὶ κυμάτων Pi. N. 6.55; of ocean, ἑλίσσεσθαι περὶ πᾶσαν χθόνα A. Pr. 138; ὧραι ἑλισσόμεναι the circling hours, Pi. O. 4.3.

2. turn hither and thither, go about, ἀν' ὅμιλον Il. 12.49; καθ' ὅμιλον ib. 467; ἑλίσσετο ἔνθα καὶ ἔνθα turned himself hither and thither, doubting what to do, Od. 20.24.

3. metaph., to be constantly in or about a thing, περὶ φύσας Il. 18.372; ἔν τινι, εἴς τι, Pl. Tht. 194b, Porph. ap. Eus. PE 3.4: c. gen., μέλιτός τε καὶ ἔργων εἱλίσσονται (sc. μέλισσαι) Arat. 1030.

4. whirl in the dance, E. Ba. 569 (lyr.), IA 1055 (lyr.).

5. Med. in act. sense, ἧκε δέ μιν σφαιρηδὸν ἑλιξάμενος he threw it with a whirl like a ball, Il. 13.204.

6. τὰς κεφαλὰς εἱλίχατο μίτρῃσι have their heads rolled round with turbans, Hdt. 7.90.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἱλίσσω, Ionic and poetic and occasional in later prose for ἑίσσω (Winer's Grammar, § 2, 1 a.): (present passive ἑιλίσσομαι); εἴλω to press close, to roll up (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word, at the end)), to roll up or together: Revelation 6:14 R G; but L T Tr WH have restored ἑλισσόμομαι. (From Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εἱλίσσω , v.s. ἑλέσσω .

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

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