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Strong's #1620 - ἐκτίθημι

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. to place or set out, put outside, expose
  2. to set up, exhibit
  3. metaph. to set forth, declare, expound
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1540 ‑ גָּלָה (gaw‑law');  5060 ‑ נָגַע (naw‑gah');  5186 ‑ נָטָה (naw‑taw');  5414 ‑ נָתַן (naw‑than');  7560 ‑ רְשַׁם (resh‑am');  7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (4)
Acts 4
NAS (5)
Acts 5
HCS (4)
Acts 4
BSB (4)
Acts 4
ESV (3)
Acts 3
WEB (4)
Acts 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(inf. -τιθεῖν IG 7.235.41), fut. -θήσω: pf. -τέθεικα UPZ 62.4 (ii B.C.):

I set out, place outside, πυκινὸν λέχος Od. 23.179; expose on a desert island, S. Ph. 5; expose a new-born child, Hdt. 1.112, Ar. Nu. 531, etc.; τὸν παῖδ'.. ἐξέθηκε δωμάτων E. Ion 344: so in Pass., τέθνηκε.. θηρσὶν ἐκτεθείς ib. 951; expose, ἑαυτὸν βέλεσι Polem. Cyn. 7: Med., ἐκτίθεσθαι λείαν εἰς Βιθυνούς export it thither, Plu. Alc. 29.


1. set up, offer for a prize, λέβητας ἐκτιθεὶς φέρειν S. Fr. 378; ἆθλα Plb. 15.9.4. fix or grant allowances, rates of pay, etc., PSI 5.498 (iii B.C.), PEdgar 2.4 (Pass.), etc.

2. exhibit publicly, post up, νόμους πρὸς τοὺς ἐπωνύμους Decr. ap. And. 1.83, cf. Lex ap. D. 24.23; ἔκθεμα PPetr. 2p.44 (iii B.C.); ὀνόματα εἰς στοάν SIG 577.28 (Milet., iii/ii B.C.): Pass., ὅπως ἐκτεθῶσι [οἱ νόμοι ] IG 22.487.6, etc.

3. expose for sale, D.C. 46.14 (Pass.).


1. set forth, expound, τὴν πρόθεσιν Arist. Rh.Al. 1437b35; κατὰ γένος Thphr. Char.Praef. 3: also Med., λόγους καθόλου Arist. Po. 1455b1; τὴν ἑαυτῆς ἐρημίαν D.S. 12.18, etc.

2. Philos., predicate separate existence of a thing, explain by means of abstraction, Arist. Metaph. 1086b10.

1. Med., set forth, select particular instances of a rule, [ ποιεῖν τὴν ἀπόδειξιν] τῶ ἐκθέσθαι Id. APr. 28a23: Pass., τὸ ἐκτεθέν ib. 30a11.

2. set out terms in syllogistic form, ib. 48a1, al.

3. isolate in thought, Id. SE 179a3.

4. pick out for separate treatment, Id. Ph. 235a28.

5. ἐ. καθόλου set out in general form, Id. Po. 1455b1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκτίθημι: 1 aorist passive participle ἐκτεθεις; middle, imperfect ἐξετιθεμην; 2 aorist ἐξεθέμην; to place or set out, expose;

1. properly: an infant, Acts 7:21; (Wis. 18:5; (Herodotus 1, 112); Aristophanes nub. 531; Aelian v. h. 2, 7; Lucian, de sacrif. 5, and often).

2. Middle metaphorically, to set forth, declare, expound: Acts 11:4; τί, Acts 18:26; Acts 28:23; ((Aristotle, passim); Diodorus 12, 18; Josephus, Antiquities 1, 12, 2; Athen. 7, p. 278 d.; others).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐκ -τίθημι ,

[in LXX for H5414 ni., etc.;]

to set out, expose: Acts 7:21, Metaph., to set forth, expound: Acts 11:4; Acts 28:23; c. acc rei, Acts 18:26.†

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

ἐκτίθημι is used = ";expose"; an infant, as in Acts 7:21 (cf..19 ἔκθετα), in BGU IV. 1104.24 (B.C. 8) τὸ βρέφος ἐκτίθεσθαι. The verb is common = ";post up"; a notice etc., e.g. P Hib I. 29.9 (c. B.C. 265) ὁ δ ̣ὲ τελώνης το ̣[ῦτο τὸ ] γραμματ [εῖον ] γράψ ̣ας εἰς λεύκωμα μ [ε ]γάλο ̣ι ̣ς γράμ ̣μ ̣α ̣σ ̣ι ̣ν (cf. Galatians 6:11) ἐκτιθέτ ̣[ω πρὸ ] τοῦ ἀ ̣γ ̣ο ̣ρ ̣α ̣ν ̣[ομί ]ου ἑκάστης ἡ [μ ]έρας, ";and the tax-farmer shall write this document upon a notice board in large letters and expose it in front of the agoranomus-office every day"; (Edd.), P Par 63.65 (B.C. 164) (= P Petr III. p. 24) ὥπως τοῦτο μὲν ἔν τε ταῖς μητροπόλεσιν ἐκ [τ ]εθῆι, ";that this be posted up in the chief towns"; : cf. ib. 49.3 (B.C. 164–158) (= Witkowski, 2 p. 69) τοσ ̣[αύ ]τ ̣ην ἐμαυτοῦ ἐλευθερ [ιότητ ]α [ο ] ̣ βαναυσίαν ἐκτέθει [κ ]α πᾶσιν ἀνθρώποις, and with the corresponding subst. (as in Esther 8:14; Esther 8:17 A) P Petr II. 13 (18b).10 (B.C. 258–3) ἔκθες οὖν ἔκθεμα καὶ προκήρυξον, ";issue a public notice and have it cried."; The subst. is also found in P Flor I. 99.1 (i/ii A.D.) (= Selections, p. 71). See also Wilcken Ostr i. p. 527 f. For the metaphorical usage (as in Acts 11:4) cf. P Hib I. 27.24 (B.C. 301–240) πᾶσαν οὖν τὴν ἀλήθει [αν ] ἡμῖν ἐξετίθι, ";he expounded to me the whole truth"; (Edd.). See also s.v. ἔκθετος.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
έκθες εκθήσει εκτεθέν εκτεθέντα εκτεθεντος ἐκτεθέντος εκτέκη εκτίθεμαι εκτιθέσθωσαν εκτίλαι εκτίλατε εκτιλεί εκτίλη εκτιλήσεται εκτίλλω εκτίλω εκτιναγμός εξεθεντο ἐξέθεντο εξέθηκε εξετέθη εξετιθετο εξετίθετο ἐξετίθετο εξετίλη ektethentos ektethéntos exethento exéthento exetitheto exetítheto
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