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Strong's #1553 - ἐκδημέω

from a compound of (G1537) and (G1218)
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  1. to go abroad
  2. emigrate, depart
  3. to be or live abroad
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 2
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 4
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2 Corinthians 3
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2 Corinthians 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I to be abroad, to be on one's travels, Hdt. 1.30, S. OT 114, etc.; to be in exile, Pl. Lg. 864e; εἰς πόλιν PPetr. 3p.76.

II c. acc., travel through, δύσιν καὶ ἀνατολήν IG 14.905.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκδημέω, ἐκδήμω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐκδημῆσαι; (ἔκδημος away from home);

1. to go abroad (Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Josephus, others); hence, universally, to emigrate, depart: ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, from the body as the earthly abode of the spirit, 2 Corinthians 5:8.

2. to be or live abroad: 2 Corinthians 5:9; ἀπό τοῦ κυρίου, abode with whom is promised us, 2 Corinthians 5:6; in these examples opposed to ἐνδήμω, which see

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἐκ -δημέω , -

(< ἔκδημος , from home; cf. -ία , 3 Maccabees 4:11)*;

to be from home, absent: 2 Corinthians 5:6; seq. ἀπό , 2 Corinthians 5:8; seq. ἐκ , 2 Corinthians 5:9 (cf. ἀπο -, ἐνδημέω ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

PSI IV. 410.2 (iii/B.C.) ἐξεδημήσατε οὐκ ἀνανγείλαντές μοι ἃ εἶπεν Ἀμμώνιος περί μου. BGU IV. 1197.7 (B.C. 4) ἐκδημήσαντος δὲ σοῦ εἰς τοὺ ̣ς ̣ ̣κ ̣[τὸ ]ς ̣ [τόπους. P Tebt II. 316.20 (A.D. 99) ἐὰν δὲ μεταβαίνωμεν ἢ ἐγδημῶμεν [μ ]εταδώσωμεν κτλ., ";but if we change our residence, or go abroad, we shall give notice,"; etc.—a declaration required of ephebi in view of their enrolment in the Alexandrian demes. P Oxy I. 59.16 (A.D. 292) ἵνα. . η τάχος ἐκδημῆσαι, ";that no time be lost in his departure"; (Edd.). For the subst. see Syll 276.13 (c. B.C. 195) οὐδ [ὲν φροντίσας τῶν ] κατὰ τὴν ἐκγδημίαν κινδύνων, Vett. Val. p. 16.33 εὔθετοι ταῖς εἰς στρατιὰν καὶ ἐκδημίαν γενέσεσιν, and for the form ἐγδημία BGU III. 1011ii. 1 (ii/B.C.) τὸν [τῆ ]ς ἐγδημίας τοῦ Μεννέου χρόνον, PSI IV. 330.5 (B.C. 258–7) οὐ γὰρ [ἐδοκί ]μασα ἄνευ σου τὴν ἐγδημίαν ποιήσασθαι.


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