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Strong's #1720 - ἐμφυσάω

Transliteration
emphysáō
Phonetics
em-foo-sah'-o
Origin
from (G1722) and phusao (to puff) [cf (G5453)]
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
2:536,232
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to blow or breathe upon
This word used only once by the LXX translators in Gen 2:7 where Godbreathed on Adam and he became a living soul. Just as the originalcreation was completed by an act of God, so to the new creation wascompleted by an act from the Head of the new creation. (AWP Jo 20:
    Hebrew Equivalent Words:
    Strong #: 4058 ‑ מָדַד (maw‑dad');  5301 ‑ נָפַח (naw‑fakh');  6315 ‑ פּוּחַ (poo'‑akh);  6327 ‑ פָּצַץ (poots);  
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    Verse Results
    Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

    ἐμφῡσ-άω,

    I blow in, ἐς τὰς ῥῖνας Aret. CA 1.2, cf. POxy. 1088.37; αὐλητρὶς ἐνεφύσησε breathed into the flute, Ar. V. 1219; οἴνῳ ἐ. Hippiatr. 11.

    II breathe upon, τινί, εἴς τινα, LXX Job 4:21, Ezekiel 37:9, cf. John 20:22.

    III blow up, inflate, τὸ μὲν [ τῆς τροφῆς ] ἐμφυσᾶν, τὸ δὲ σαρκοῦν Arist. HA 603b30; ἐ. τὰς φλέβας Id. Pr. 881b14: Pass., to be inflated or, generally, swollen, Hp. Coac. 154, Arist. HA 524a17, al.: metaph., τῇ κολακείᾳ ἐμφυσώμενος Clearch. 25.

    Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

    ἐμ -φυσάω , -

    (< φυσάω , to blow),

    [in LXX for H5301, etc.;]

    to breathe into (cf. Genesis 2:7, Wisdom of Solomon 15:11, a1.), breathe upon: John 20:22.†


    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

    The use of this word in John 20:22, the only place where it occurs in the NT, though it is found eleven times in the LXX, is well illustrated by P Leid Wxvii. 15 (ii/iii A.D.) ὁ ἐνφυσήσας πνεῦμα ἀνθρώποις εἰς ζωήν. For a new literary reference see the medical receipt to stop sneezing, P Oxy VIII. 1088.25 (early i/A.D.) ἑλλεβόρου λευκοῦ προσφατώτερον τρίψας ἐμφύσας (l. ἐμφύσα) εἰς τοὺς μυκτῆρας, ";pound fresh some white hellebore and blow it into the nostrils"; (Ed.).

     

    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
    εμφύσησον εμφυσήσω εμφυσών ενεφύσησε ενεφυσησεν ενεφύσησεν ἐνεφύσησεν enephusesen enephusēsen enephysesen enephysēsen enephýsesen enephýsēsen
    Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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