Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1634 - ἐκψύχω
I fut. -ξω, lose consciousness, swoon, Hp. Morb. 1.5, LXX Judges 4:21; ἐκ τάχα ψύξειν Herod. 4.29; give up the ghost, expire, Babr. 115.11, Acts 5:5, Acts 12:23.
II to be short of breath, gasp, Arist. Pr. 886b14.
III Pass., to be thoroughly cooled, chilled, ib. 882a36, Plu. 2.695d.
To Hobart’s (p. 37) medical instances of this rare verb, which is confined in the NT to Lk (Acts 5:5; Acts 5:10; Acts 12:23), we may now add Herodas iv. 29 οὐκ ἐρεῖς αὐτήν, | ἢν μὴ λάβῃ τὸ μῆλον, ἐκ τάχα ψύξειν, where the tmesis gives a gasping effect that suits the sense admirably. MGr ξεψύχω.
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