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Strong's #1783 - ἔντευξις

Root Word (Etymology)
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Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a falling in with, meeting with
    1. an interview
      1. a coming together
      2. to visit
      3. converse or for any other cause
    2. that for which an interview is held
      1. a conference or conversation
      2. a petition, supplication
Frequency Lists
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KJV (2)
1 Timothy 2
NAS (2)
1 Timothy 2
CSB (2)
1 Timothy 2
BSB (2)
1 Timothy 2
ESV (2)
1 Timothy 2
WEB (2)
1 Timothy 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔντευξις, εως, ἡ,


1. lighting upon, meeting with, c. dat., αἱ τοῖς λῃσταῖς ἐντεύξεις Pl. Plt. 298d.

2. converse, intercourse, πρὸς τοὺς πολλούς Arist. Rh. 1355a29: c. gen., Vit.Philonid. p.7C.; ἐντεύξεις ποιεῖσθαί τισι hold converse with.., Isoc. 1.20; [ ἡ πραγματεία] χρήσιμος πρὸς τὰς ἐ. Arist. Top. 101a27, cf. Metaph. 1009a17, etc.; τὴν ἡλικίαν τῇ ἐντεύξει γνωρίζομεν Sor. 2.8. manners, behaviour, Aeschin. 2.47, Thphr. Char. 5.1, 20.1. esp. sexual intercourse, Epicur. Sent.Vat. 51, Fr. 61.

3. ἐντεύξεις ὀχλικαί speeches to the mob, D.H. Th. 50.

4. petition, PSI 4.383.6 (iii B. C.), PFlor. 55.18 (i A. D.), Plu. TG 11, etc.; intercession for a person, D.S. 16.55, Nic. Dam. Fr. 130.7 J., 1 Timothy 2:1(pl.).

5. reading, study, ἡ ἔ. τῆς πραγματείας Plb. 1.1.4, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔντευξις, ἐντεύξεως, (ἐντυγχάνω, which see), a falling in with, meeting with (αἱ τοῖς λῃσταῖς ἐντεύξεις, Plato, politic., p. 298 d.); an interview, a coming together, to visit, converse, or for any other cause; that for which an interview is held, a conference or conversation (Polybius, Diodorus, others), a petition, supplication (Diodorus 16, 55; Josephus, Antiquities 15, 3, 8; Plutarch, Tib. Gracch. 11); used of prayer to God: 1 Timothy 4:5; plural (A. V. intercessions), 1 Timothy 2:1 (Plutarch, Numbers 14 ποιεῖσθαι τάς πρός τό θεῖον ἐντεύξεις). (Synonym: see δέησις, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐν -τευξις , -εως ,

(< ἐντυγχάνω , q.v.),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:3*;]

1. a lighting upon, meeting with.

2. conversation.

3. a petition (in this sense common in Papyri; cf. Deiss., BS, 121 f., 146; MM, Exp., iii): 1 Timothy 4:5; p1., 1 Timothy 2:1.†

SYN.: δέησις G1162 (q.v.).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The usage of this word in 1 Timothy 2:1; 1 Timothy 4:5, is readily explained by its constant recurrence in the papyri and inscriptions as a kind of ";vox sollemnis"; for a ";petition"; of any kind : cf. Deissmann BS pp. 121, 146, Laqueur Quaestiones, p. 8. Thus in the Ptolemaic papyri it is constantly used of any writing addressed to the King, e.g. in P Par 26.5 (B.C. 163–2) (= Selections, p. 13) the Serapeum Twins remind Ptolemy Philometor and Cleopatra II.—ἐνετύχομεν, καὶ ἐπεδώκαμεν ἔντευξιν : cf. P Amh II. 33.21 (c. B.C. 157), a petition from five cultivators of domain lands to the same Royalties—δεόμεθ᾽ ὑμῶν τῶν μεγίστων θεῶν εἰ ὑμῖν δοκεῖ ἀποστεῖλαι ἡμῶν τὴν ἔντευξιν ἐπὶ τοὺς αὐτοὺς χρηματιστάς, P Fay 12.26 (to Cleopatra III. and Ptolemy Alexander—B.C. 103) δέομαι ἐπιστεῖλαί μου τὴν ἔντευξιν ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀ ̣ποτεταγμένους τῆι κατοικίᾳ χρηματιστάς. In Roman times the word occurs, but rarely, of petitions addressed to the Strategus, e.g. P Flor I. 55.18 (A.D. 88) τ ̣ ̣ δ ̣ιὰ τῆς ἐν ̣τεύξεως δεδηλωμε ̣ν ̣α, ib. 56.9 (A.D. 234) : see further Mitteis Papyruskunde, p. 13 ff., and the editor’s note to P Hamb I. 29.16. For ἐντυχία = ";intercession,"; ";petition,"; as in 3 Maccabees 6:40, cf. P Lond 44.26 (B.C. 161) (= I. p. 34) τὸν τὴν ἐντυχίαν ποιησόμενον, and for a new subst. παράτευξις see P Amh I. 3(a)iii. 22 quoted under παρατυγχάνω.


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List of Word Forms
ενέθηκεν ένθεσθε εντακήσεσθε εντακήσονται εντευξεις εντεύξεις ἐντεύξεις εντευξεως εντεύξεως ἐντεύξεως εντίθεται εντιμωθήτω enteuxeis enteúxeis enteuxeos enteuxeōs enteúxeos enteúxeōs
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