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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1709 - ἐμπνέω

from (G1722) and (G4154)
Parts of Speech
  1. to breathe in or on
  2. to inhale
    1. threatenings and slaughter were so to speak the element from which he drew his breath
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


poet. ἐμ-πνείω, fut. -πνεύσομαι E. Andr. 555; later -πνεύσω Aen.Gaz. 11:


1. blow or breathe upon, c. dat., πόντῳ Hes. Op. 508; ἐμπνείοντε μεταφρένῳ, of horses so close behind as to breathe upon one's back, Il. 17.502; of a lover, Hsch.; κατ' οὖρον, ὥσπερ ἱστίοις, ἐμπνεύσομαι τῇδε E.l.c.; ἄνεμος ἐμπνεύσας δορί Id. Cyc. 19; [ αὐλοῖς ] ἐμπνεῖν breathe into, play the flute, AP 9.266 (Antip.): c. acc. cogn., Χείλεσι μοῦσαν ἐ., of Pan, APl. 4.226 (Alc.): Pass., ἐμπνεόμενα ὄργανα Poll. 4.67; πνεῦμα -πνεόμενον τῷ αὐλῷ S.E. P. 1.54.

2. abs., breathe in, inhale, Hp. Flat. 4; but usu., breathe, live, be alive, A. Ag. 671, Ar. Th. 926, Pl. Ap. 29d, etc.; τὰ ἐμπνέοντα, = ἔμψυχα, Call. Iamb. 1.127; ἐ. τᾷ τέχνᾳ AP 9.777 (Phil.); of one expiring, βλέποντα κἀμπνέοντ' ἔτι S. Ph. 883; σμικρὸν ἐμπνέουσ' ἔτι E. Alc. 205; βραχὺν δὴ βίοτον ἐμπνέων ἔτι Id. Hipp. 1246.

3. c. gen., breathe of, be laden with, Ἀραβίης ὀδμῆς Perict. ap. Stob. 4.28.19; ἐ. ἀπειλῆς καὶ φόνου Acts 9:1.

II trans.,

1. blow into, ἄνεμος μέσον ἱστίον ἐ. swell the sail, h.Bacch. 33, cf. Pi. I. 2.40.

2. breathe into, infuse into, μένος, θάρσος. τινί, Il. 20.110, Od. 9.381, al.; [ Μοῦσαι ] ἐνέπνευσαν δέ μοι αὐδήν Hes. Th. 31; πατρὶ.. πατρὸς ἐνέπνευσεν μένος Pi. O. 8.70: also c. inf. pro acc., φᾶρος ἐνέπνευσε φρεσὶν ὑφαίνειν breathed into my mind (i.e. inspired me with the thought) to weave it, Od. 19.138: Pass., to be inspired, ὑπὸ θεοῦ Longin. 16.2; εἰς μαντικήν Plu. 2.421b.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐν -πνέω , -

(Rec. ἐμπ -, see ἐν ),

[in LXX: Deuteronomy 20:16, Joshua 10:28 ff. Joshua 11:11; Joshua 11:14 (ptcp. neut., for H5315, H5397), Wisdom of Solomon 15:11 *;]

1. to breathe on.

2. to breathe;

(a) absol.;

(b) c. gen. part.: fig., ἀπειλῆς κ . φόνου , Acts 9:1.†

ἐμ -πνέω , - , see ἐν Papyri

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Kaibel 562.9f. (ii/iii A.D.)—

ἐς δ᾽ ὅσον ἐνπνείει βίοτόν τε ἐπὶ ᾖμαρ ἐρύκει

δύσμορος ἀντλήσει πένθος ἀεξίβιον.


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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
εμπεποδοστάτηκάς εμπνέον έμπνεον εμπνέοντα εμπνέων ἐμπνέων εμποιή εμπολήσομεν ενεπόδιζον ενεπόδισθησαν ενπνεων ἐνπνέων empneon empneōn empnéon empnéōn
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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