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Strong's #1844 - ἐξορκίζω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1537) and (G3726)
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  1. to extract an oath, to force to an oath
  2. to adjure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  7650 ‑ שָׁבַע (shaw‑bah');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. = cross ἐξορκόω, D. 54.26 (codd., -οῦντες Harp.), PRLaws 56.12 (iii B. C.), Plb. 3.61.10, GDI 5075.25 (Crete, i B.C.), etc.: c. dupl. acc., SIG 524.29 (Crete, iii B. C.): Pass., ib.46.6 (Halic., v B. C.), Plb. 6.26.4, IG 22.1346.

2. conjure, ἐ. σε κύριον τὸν θεόν LXX Genesis 24:3, cf. PMag.Lond. 121.269; . [τινὰ] τοῖς μεγάλοις ὀνόμασιν ib. 892; ἐ. σε κατὰ τοῦ θεοῦ Matthew 26:63; also τινὰ κατά τινος PMag.Par. 1.356.

II exorcise an evil spirit, Tab.Defix. in Rh.Mus. 55.248.

Thayer's Expanded Definition


1. to exact an oath, to force to an oath (Demosthenes, Polybius, Apollod., Diodorus, Plutarch, others), for which the earlier Greeks used ἐξορκόω (cf. Winer's Grammar, 102 (97)).

2. to adjure: τινα κατά τίνος, one by a person (cf. κατά, I. 2 a.), followed by ἵνα (Buttmann, 237 (205)), Matthew 26:63; (Genesis 24:3).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξ -ορκίζω

(later form of ἐξορκόω ),

[in LXX: Judges 17:2 (H422), Genesis 24:3, 1 Kings 22:16 (H7650 hi.)*;]

1. to administer an oath to (Dem., Polyb., al.).

2. to adjure: c. acc pers., seq. κατά , c. gen. (as freq. in magic Papyri; MM, Exp., xiv), Matthew 26:63.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With Matthew 26:68 may be compared the heathen amulet BGU III. 956.1 ff. (iii/A.D.) ἐξορκίζω ὑμᾶς κατὰ τοῦ ἁγίου ὀνόματος θεραπεῦσαι τὸν Διονύσιον, and the magical papyri P Par 574.1239 (iii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 113) ἐξορκίζω σε δαῖμον. . . κατὰ τούτου τοῦ θεοῦ κτλ., P Lond 46.76 ff. (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 67) ἐξορκίζω σε κατὰ τῶν ἁγίων ὀνομάτων. . . καὶ κατὰ τῶν φρικτῶν ὀνομάτων. . . παράδος τὸν κλέπτην κτλ. See also BGU IV. 1141.10 (B.C. 14) ἐρωτῶ σε οὖν καὶ παρακαλῶι καὶ τὴν Καίσαρος τύ [χη ]ν σε ἐξορκίζωι, P Leid Wvi. 21 (ii/iii A.D.) ὡς ἐξώρκισά σε, τέκνον, ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ, ";veluti obtestatus sum te, fili, in templo"; (Ed.), and the love-spell Preisigke 4947.7 (iii/A.D.) ἐξορκίζω τὸν πάντα συνέχοντα κύριον θεὸν. . ποίησον ᾽Α. . . φιλεῖν με. See also Wünsch AF 3.25 cited s.v. ἀποδιορίζω.


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List of Word Forms
Εξορκιζω εξορκίζω Ἐξορκίζω εξορκιώ εξώρκισας Exorkizo Exorkizō Exorkízo Exorkízō
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