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Strong's #1591 - ἐκμάσσω

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  1. to wipe off, to wipe away
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I Att. ἐκμαρτῠρ-ττω, pf. ἐκμέμᾰχα (ἐκμάρτῠρ-κα codd.) cj. in D.H. Dem. 4: aor. 2 Pass. -εμάγην [] Pl. Tht. 191d; also aor. I part. ἐκμαχθείς Hsch.: wipe off, wipe away, κάρᾳ κηλῖδας ἐξέμαξεν S. El. 446; ἔκμασσε [ τὸ αἷμα ] E. HF 1400; ἀλωπεκίας ὀθονίῳ Archig. ap. Gal. 12.406: Med., wipe away one's tears, AP 5.42 (Rufin.).

2. wipe dry, ὑπὸ σπόγγου Hp. Acut. 65 (Pass.), cf. Herod. 6.9; [ τοὺς ἔμπροσθεν πόδας ] ἐ. εἰς τοὺς μέσους, of bees, Arist. HA 624b1.

II of an artist, mould or model in wax or plaster, αὑτὸν ἐκμάττειν τε καὶ ἐνιστάναι εἰς τοὺς τῶν κακιόνων τύπους to mould and adapt oneself to.., Pl. R. 396d; of pessaries, Hp. Steril. 230: so in Med., Id. Nat.Mul. 109; ὧν ἔτι θερμὰ κονία.. ἐκμάσσεται ἴχνη of whose yet warm footsteps the dust receives the impress, Theoc. 17.122; express, imitate, ἵππου γενεήν Nic. Th. 740; τὸν Λυσιακὸν χαρακτῆρα ἐκμέμακται D.H. Dem. 13 (so in Act., ib. 4 codd., dub.); ἐς τὸ ἀκριβέστατον ἐξεμάξατο τὸν διδάσκαλον he was the image of his master, Alciphr. 3.64: Pass., μάλθης ἄναγνα σώματ' ἐκμεμαγμένοι (v.l. -μένα) S. Ichn. 140; ἐκεῖνος αὐτὸς ἐκμεμαγμένος his very image, Cratin. 255; βασιλέως..εἰκόν' ἐκμεμ. IGRom. 1.1190 (Memnon); ὃ α[]ν ἐκμαγῇ whatever be impressed, whatever impression be made (cf. ἐκμαγεῖον), Pl. Tht. 191d; τὴν ἰδέαν τοῦ παιδὸς ἐκμεμάχθαι had impressed upon him the image of the boy, Plu. Cic. 44; ποιότης ἀπὸ μένοντος ἐκμαγεῖσα θείου λόγου Ph. 1.548.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκμάσσω; imperfect ἐξεμασσον; 1 aorist ἐξεμαξα; to wipe off, to wipe away: with the accusative of object and dative of instrument, Luke 7:38, 44; John 11:2; John 12:3; John 13:5. (Sophocles, Euripides, Hippocrates, Aristotle, others, Sir. 12:11; Baruch 6 (ep. Jer.) 12, 23 (13, 24).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐκ -μάσσω ,

[in LXX: Sirach 12:11, Ep. Jeremiah 13:1-27; Jeremiah 24:1-10 *;]

to wipe off: c. acc, Luke 7:38; Luke 7:44, John 11:2; John 12:3; John 13:5.†

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

Kaibel Epigr. 1003.3 f. : —

ἔθραυσε Καμβίσης με τόνδε τὸν λίθον

βασιλέος ἑῴου εἰκόνα ἐκμεμαγμένον.

We may add a literary reference from Herodas vi. 9 νῦν αὐτὸν ἐκμάσσεις τε καὶ ποεῖς λαμπρόν, | ὅτ᾽ ἐστὶ χρ [είη ], λῃστρί, where Nairn renders ";wipe dry.";


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
εκμαξασα εκμάξασα ἐκμάξασα εκμασσειν εκμάσσειν ἐκμάσσειν εκμετρηθήσεται εκμετρήσουσιν εκμιανθήναι εκμυελιεί εξέμαξε εξεμαξεν ἐξέμαξεν εξέμασσε εξεμασσεν ἐξέμασσεν εξεμιάνθη ekmassein ekmássein ekmaxasa ekmáxasa exemassen exémassen exemaxen exémaxen
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