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Strong's #1562 - ἐκδύω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1537) and the base of (G1416)
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  1. to take off
    1. to strip one of his garments
  2. to take off from one's self, to put off the one's raiments
  3. fig., to put off the body, the clothing of the soul
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2502 ‑ חָלַץ (khaw‑lats');  6584 ‑ פָּשַׁט (paw‑shat');  6605 ‑ פָּתַח (paw‑thakh');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(ἐκδύνω Hdt. 1.9, etc.):

I causal in pres. ἐκδύω: impf. ἐξέδυον· fut. ἐκδύσω: aor. 1 ἐξέδῡσα: late pf. ἐκδέδῠκα AP 5.72 (Rufin.):

1. take off, strip off, c. dupl. acc. pers. et rei, ἐκ μέν με χλαῖναν ἔδυσαν they stripped me of my cloak, Od. 14.341; ἐκδύων ἐμὲ..ἐσθῆτα A. Ag. 1269; ἐκδύσας αὐτὸν [τὸν χιτῶνα] X. Cyr. 1.3.17: c. acc. only, strip, πάντας ἐ. D. 24.204; ἐξέδυσαν [ἐκεῖνον] Id. 54.8.

2. Pass., ἐκδύομαι, aor. 1 ἐξεδύθην []: pf. ἐκδέδῠμαι: — to be stripped of a thing, τὸν χιτωνίσκον ἐκδεδύσθαι Lys. 10.10; [Μαρσύας] τὸ δέπμα ἐκδύεται Palaeph. 47: abs., to be stripped, ἐκδυθῆναι Antipho 2.2.5, cf. Plb. 15.27.9.

3. Med., ἐκδύομαι, Cret. ἐσδ- GDI 5100, fut. -δύσομαι: aor. 1 ἐξεδυσάμην: — strip oneself of a thing, put off, τεύχεά τ' ἐξεδύοντο they were putting off their armour, Il. 3.114; ἐκδύσασθαι (leg. -δύσεσθαι) τὸν κιθῶνα Hdt. 5.106; ἐκδεδύσθαι θοἰμάτιον D. 54.35; θηρία ἐκδύεται τὸ ἄγριον Plu. Pomp. 28: abs., put off one's clothes, strip, θᾶττον ἐκδυώμεθα Ar. Lys. 686, cf. X. HG 2.4.19; technically, of ephebi, SIG 527.99 (Dreros, iii B.C.), GDI 5100: metaph. of death, 2 Corinthians 5:4.

II Act. in med. sense, put off, μαλακὸν δ' ἔκδυνε χιτῶνα Od. 1.437; ἐκδὺς χλαῖναν 14.460; τῶν ἱματίων κατὰ ἓν ἕκαστον ἐκδύνουσα Hdt. 1.9: metaph., τὸ γῆρας ἐκδύς Ar. Pax 336, cf. Arist. HA 600b15; τὸ κέλυφος ib. 549b25: Pass., of the clothes, to be put off, ἅμα κιθῶνι ἐκδυομένῳ Hdt. 1.8.

III aor. 2 ἐξέδυν: pf. ἐκδέδῡκα: —

1. go or get out of, c. gen., ἐκδὺς μεγάροιο Od. 22.334; ἐκδὺς καὶ ἀνακύψας τῆς θαλάσσης emerging from.., Pl. Phd. 109d: metaph., ἐξέδυ δίκης E. Supp. 416; ἐκδῦναι κακῶν Id. IT 602.

2. pf. and aor. 2 c. acc., escape, shun, νῶϊν δ' ἐκδῦμεν ὄλεθρον [grant] us to escape.., Il. 16.99; ἐκδεδυκέναι τὰς λῃτουργίας D. 20.1; τὸν φθόνον ἐκδύς Plu. Pomp. 30; τὴν ἀληθινὴν οὐσίαν ἐκδεδυκέναι ταῦτα Plot. 6.6.8.

3. abs., escape, Thgn. 358; escapeone's memory, Pl. Alc. 2.147e.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκδύω: 1 aorist ἐξεδυσα; 1 aorist middle ἐξεδυσάμην; (δύω); to take off: τινα, to strip one of his garments, Matthew 27:28 (L WH marginal reading ἐνδυς.); Luke 10:30; τινα τί (as in Greek from Homer down) (a thing from a person): Matthew 27:31; Mark 15:20; middle, to take off from oneself, to put off one's raiment (Xenophon, Ag. 1, 28; Hell. 3, 4, 19); figuratively, to put off the body, the clothing of the soul (A. V. be unclothed): 2 Corinthians 5:4; the reading ἐκδυσάμενοι, adopted in 2 Corinthians 5:3 by certain critics (e. g. Mill, Tdf. 7, Reiche, others), is due to a correction by the copyists; see γυμνός, 1 d. (Compare: ἀπεκδύομαι.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐκ -δύω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H6584;]

to take of, strip of, strip: c. acc pers. (sc. clothing), Matthew 27:28; c. acc pers. et rei, Matthew 27:31, Mark 15:20, Luke 10:30; mid., to put of: fig., of the body, 2 Corinthians 5:4.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἐκδύω is frequent in the sense of ";strip one of his garments,"; as Matthew 27:28, Luke 10:30, e.g. P Lille I. 6.8 (iii/B.C.) ἐξέδυσαν χιτῶνα, P Magd 6.13 (B.C. 221) τά τε πρόβα ]τα βεβοσκηκότας κἀμὲ ὑβρικότες καὶ ἐγδεδυκότες, P Fay 12.18 (c. B.C. 103) ἐξέδυσαν ὃ περ [ιε ]βεβλήμην ἱμάτιον, BGU IV. 1061.16 (B.C. 14) ἐξέδυσαν (sc. ἔμπορον) καὶ περιείλοντο αὐτοῦ πόκους ἐρίων, and from the inscrr. Syll 803.47 (iii/B.C.) ἐδ [όκ ]ει αὐτόν νιν ὁ θε [ ]ς ἐγδύσας καὶ γυμνὸν καταστάσας ὀρθὸν κτλ. In the new fragment of a lost Gospel, P Oxy IV. 655.22, in answer to the disciples’ question πότε σε ὀψόμεθα; the Lord is described as replying—ὅταν ἐκδύσησθε καὶ μὴ αἰσχυνθῆτε. . . . Ἐκδύω is an ex. of a verb which, though perfective already, forms a further perfective ἀπεκδύομαι which, like ἀπέκδυσις (see s.v.), connotes complete stripping of oneself or another in one’s own interest (Colossians 2:11; Colossians 2:15; Colossians 3:9) : see Moulton Gr. ii. § 119 (a ). MGr γδύνω, ";doff,"; ";pillage.";


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List of Word Forms
εκδύνει έκδυσαι εκδυσαντες εκδύσαντες ἐκδύσαντες εκδυσασθαι εκδύσασθαι ἐκδύσασθαι εκδύσασθε εκδύσεται εκδύση έκδυσον εκδύσονται εκδύσουσί εκδύσω εξεδυσάμην εξεδυσαν εξέδυσαν ἐξέδυσαν εξεδύσατο εξέδυσε εξέδυσεν ekdusantes ekdusasthai ekdysantes ekdýsantes ekdysasthai ekdýsasthai exedusan exedysan exédysan
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