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Strong's #1602 - ἐκπλέω

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. to sail from, sail away, depart by ship
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Verse Results
KJV (3)
Acts 3
NAS (5)
Acts 5
CSB (3)
Acts 3
BSB (3)
Acts 3
ESV (3)
Acts 3
WEB (3)
Acts 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. - πλεύσομαι: pf. - πέπλευκα IG 2.793a7: Ion. ἐκπλώω, aor. - έπλωσα: pf. πέπλωκα Lyc. 1084:

1. sail out or away, τοῦ Πόντου Hdt. 6.5; ἔξω τοῦ Ἑλλησπόντου Id. 5.103; τῆσδ' ἐ. χθονός S. Ph. 1375; ἐκ τῆσδε γῆς ib. 577; ἐ. ἐς ἀποικίην Hdt. 6.22; κατ' Εὐρώπης ζήτησιν, κατὰ ληΐην, Id. 2.44, 152; ἐπί τινα against.., Th. 1.37; of fish, swim out, ἀγεληδὸν ἐ. ἐς θάλασσαν Hdt. 2.93.

2. metaph., ἐκπλεῖν τῶν φρενῶν go out of one's mind, lose one's senses, Id. 3.155, Ael. Fr. 240.

II rarely c. acc. loci, sail out past, τὸ ἔθνος τῶν Ἰχθυοφάγων Arr. Ind. 29.7, cf. Lyc. 1084, A.R. 2.645.

2. c. acc. cogn., ἐ. τὸν ὕστερον ἔκπλουν D. 49.6.

III trans., ἐ. ἐς τὴν εὐρυχωρίαν τὰς τῶν πολεμίων ναῦς outsail them into the open sea, Th. 8.102 (s.v.l.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκπλέω: (imperfect ἐξεπλεον); 1 aorist ἐξέπλευσα; to sail from sail away, depart by ship: ἀπό with the genitive of place, Acts 20:6; εἰς with the accusative of place, Acts 15:39; Acts 18:18. (Sophocles, Herodotus, Thucydides, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἐκ -πλέω , - ,

to sail away: Acts 20:6; seq. εἰς , Acts 15:39; Acts 18:18.†

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

PSI IV. 444.1 (iii/B.C.) μετὰ τ ̣ὸ ἐκπλεῦσαι εἰσήγαγον κτλ., Syll 220.13 (iii/B.C.) πειρατικῶν ἐκπλεόντων ἐκ τοῦ Ἐπιλιμνίου, and the memorial tablet, OGIS 69.5 (Ptol.), erected by one who had been saved ἐγ μεγάλων κινδύνων ἐκπλεύσας ἐκ τῆς Ἐρυθρᾶς θαλάσσης. For the corresponding subst. cf. ἔκπλωι in P Petr III. 21 (e ).5 and P Hib I. 30.26 (B.C. 300–271), in both cases after an hiatus.


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
εκπλευσαι εκπλεύσαι ἐκπλεῦσαι εκπλήξει εξεπλει εξέπλει ἐξέπλει εξεπλευσαμεν εξεπλεύσαμεν ἐξεπλεύσαμεν ekpleusai ekpleûsai exeplei exéplei exepleusamen exepleúsamen
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