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Strong's #1962 - ἐπινεύω

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  1. to nod to
  2. to express approval, to assent
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Strong #: 5234 ‑ נָכַר (naw‑kar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -νεύσω Luc. Sat. 4, -νεύσομαι Aristaenet. 2.1:

1. nod to, in token of command or approval, nod assent, opp. ἀνανεύω, ἐμῷ δ' ἐπένευσα κάρητι Il. 15.75; ἐπ' ὀφρύσι νεῦσε Κρονίων 1.528, etc.; ἐπὶ γλεφάροις νεῦσαν Pi. I. 8(7).49; σὺ.. ἐπένευσας τάδε did'st approve, sanction these acts, E. Or. 284, cf. D. 18.324; ἐπένευσεν ἀληθὲς εἶναι he nodded in sign that it was true, Aeschin. 3.59; σιγῇ δὲ τὰ ψευδῆ.. ἐπινεύουσι they indicate falsehoods without speaking, D. 21.139: abs., Antipho 2.2.7; Ἑλληνικὸν ἐ. give a Greek nod, Ar. Ach. 115: c. acc., grant or promise, τινά τινι E. Hel. 681 (lyr.); τι Id. Ba. 1349; ὑπέρ τινος Plb. 21.5.3: c. dat., ἐ. τῇ δεήσει τινός PGiss. 1.41 ii 9 (ii A.D.): c. dat. pers., ἐ. τισὶ δεομένοις SIG 888.13 (Macedonia, iii A.D.): c. dat. pers. et inf., permit, κῴδια ἐ. ἡμῖν ἐργάζεσθαι PPetr. 2p.108 (iii B.C.).

2.. make a sign to another to do a thing, order him to do, c. inf., ἐπ' ὀφρύσι νεῦσε σιωπῇ.. στορέσαι λέχος Il. 9.620:abs., Od. 16.164 (tm.), h.Cer. 169, 466, X. Cyr. 5.5.37.

3.. nod forwards, κόρυθι ἐπένευε φαεινῇ he nodded with his helmet, i.e.it nodded, Il. 22.314; λόφων ἐπένευον ἔθειραι Theoc. 22.186; ἐ. ἐς τὸ κάταντες Luc. DDeor. 25.2; πέτραι ἐπινενευκυῖαι overhanging, Id. Prom. 1.

4.. incline towards, εἴς τινα Ar. Eq. 657.

5.. roll down an inclined plane, Hero Aut. 2.1.

6.. trans., elevate, point upwards, Id. Bel. 78.8, 89.14: Pass., to be inclined downwards, opp. ἐξυπτιάζεσθαι, S.E. P. 1.120.. tilt, [ κεράμιον ] Gp. 7.9.

7.. ἐπινενευκὼς σφυγμός, name coined by Archigenes, Gal. 8.479.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπινεύω: 1 aorist ἐπένευσα; from Homer down; to nod to; tropically, (by a nod) to express approval, to assent: Acts 18:20, as often in Greek writings.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -νεύω ,

[in LXX: Proverbs 26:24 (H5234 ni.), 1 Maccabees 6:57, 2 Maccabees 4:10; 2 Maccabees 11:15; 2 Maccabees 14:20*;]

to nod in command or approval, to nod approval, consent: Acts 18:20.†

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

P Petr II. 32 (1).28 κώιδια ἃ ἐπένευσεν ὁ Φίλιππος πᾶσιν ἡμῖν ἐργάζεσθαι, ";hides which Philip permitted all of us to prepare,"; P Ryl II. 119.21 (A.D. 54–67) οὐκ ἐπένευσεν, ";he refused,"; P Giss I. 41ii. 9 (Hadrian) ἐπινεύσαντος ο [ ]ν τη ̣̑[ι ] δεήσει μου, CP Herm I. 52i. 19 (iii/A.D.) ἐπινεύσειν τῇ δεήσει τοῦ κοινοῦ ἡμῶν συνεδρίου, Syll 418.13 (A.D. 238) εὐχόμενοι ἵλεως ἐπινεῦσ ̣αι ἡμεῖν δεομένοις τὸν τρόπον τοῦτον. In the Christian letter P Oxy VI. 939.8 (iv/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 128) we have ταῖς εὐ ]χαῖς ἡμῶν ἐπένευσεν, ";He inclined His ear to our prayers.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
επενευσεν επένευσεν ἐπένευσεν επενόησε επινεύει epeneusen epéneusen
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