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Strong's #198 - ἀκριβόω

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  1. to know accurately, to do exactly
  2. to investigate diligently
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀκρῑβ-όω, fut. -ώσω,

1. make exact or accurate, E. Hipp. 469; ἀ. τάδε to be perfect in bearing these hardships, X. Cyr. 2.3.13; arrange precisely, Ar. Ec. 274: Pass., to be exact or perfect, Ar. Ra. 1483; ἠκριβῶσθαι πρὸς πᾶσαν ἀρετήν Arist. Pol. 1279b1. Later in Med., J. AJ 17.2.2, Eust. 1799.33, etc.

2. investigate accurately, understand thoroughly, οἱ τάδ' ἠκριβωκότες E. Hec. 1192, cf. X. Cyr. 2.2.9; τοὔνομά μου σὺ ἀκριβοῖς; are you sure of..? Pl. Chrm. 156a; inquire carefully of, τὸν χρόνον Matthew 2:7 : Pass., Vett.Val. 265.3.

3. describe accurately, τι Phld. Lib. p.47 O.

4. abs., to be exact, ἡ φύσις οὐκ ἀκριβοῖ Arist. GA 778a6; [ ὁ ἄνθρωπος] κατὰ τὴν ἁφὴν διαφερόντως ἀκριβοῖ Id. de An. 421a22; ἀ. περί τι GA 780b26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀκριβόω, (ῶ: 1 aorist ἠκρίβωσα); (ἀκριβής);

1. in secular writings, to know accurately, to do exactly.

2. to investigate diligently: Matthew 2:7, 16 (ἀκριβῶς ἐξετάζειν, Matthew 2:8); Aristotle, gen. anim. 5, 1; Philo, m. opif. § 25 μετά πάσης ἐξετάσεως ἀκριβοῦντες. (Al. to learn exactly, ascertain; cf. Fritzsche or Meyer on Matthew, as above.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀκριβόω , -

(< ἀκριβής ),

[in Aq.: Isaiah 30:8; Isaiah 49:16*;]

to enquire with exactness, learn carefully: Matthew 2:7; Matthew 2:16 (for similar ex., v. MM, VGT, sv.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This fairly common classical and Hellenistic verb does not happen to occur in the papyri, so far as we have noticed We might add to the literary record Vettius Valens p. 265.3 τούτων οὕτως κατ᾽ ἐξέτασιν ἠκριβωμένων, which has exactly the same sense as in Matthew 2:16.


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
ηκρίβωσε ηκριβωσεν ἠκρίβωσεν ekribosen ekríbosen ēkribōsen ēkríbōsen
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