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Strong's #2029 - ἐποπτεύω

from (G1909) and a derivative of (G3700)
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  1. to be an overseer
  2. to look upon, view attentively
  3. to watch
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions




1. overlook, watch, of an overseer, ἔργα τ' ἐποπτεύεσκε Od. 16.140, cf. Hes. Op. 767; Ἑρμῆ..πατρῶ' ἐποπτεύων κράτη A. Ch. 1; ἐ. μάχην ib. 489; ὁ πάντ' ἐ. τάδε ἥλιος ib. 993(985); δίκας Id. Eu. 224; ἄλλοτε δ' ἄλλον ἐποπτεύει Χάρις φόρμιγγι Pi. O. 7.11; αἰῶνας -εύουσα χελιδών IGRom. 4.235 (hex.).

2. visit, punish, κότῳ A. Eu. 220.

3. abs., keep watch, οἱ περὶ τοὺς νόμους ἐποπτεύοντες Pl. Lg. 951d.

II become an ἐπόπτης, be admitted to the highest gkade at the mysteries, Id. 333e, Plu. Demetr. 26: c. acc., view as an ἐπόπτης, Pl. Phdr. 250c: prov., of attaining to the highest earthly happiness, ἐποπτεύειν δοκῶ Ar. Ra. 745.

III study, meditate on, c. dat., καθαρῇσιν ἐ. μελέτῃσιν Emp. 110.2. (Cf. ἐπιοπτεύω.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐποπτεύω (participle 1 Peter 2:12 L T Tr WH); 1 aorist participle ἐποπτεύσαντες;

1. to be an overseer (Homer, Hesiod).

2. universally, to look upon, view attentively; to watch (Aeschylus, Demosthenes, others): τί, 1 Peter 3:2; ἐκ τίνος, namely, τήν ἀναστροφήν, 1 Peter 2:12.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐπ -οπτεύω ,

[in Sm.: Psalms 10:14; Psalms 33:13*;]

to watch (in Hom., as an overseer; cf Ps, ll. c.), look upon: 1 Peter 2:12; 1 Peter 3:2.†

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

ἐποπτεύω occurs in an inscr. of Imperial times erected in memory of their daughter by a man and his wife, who describe themselves as Καίσαρος δοῦλ (οι), Cagnat IV. 235.5—

ἧ γὰρ ἐμοὺς αἰῶνας ἐποπτεύουσα χελιδὼν

τὸ τρίτον ἡ ξείνη μύρατ᾽ ἀποιχομένην.

In the astrological PSI III. 157.83 (iii/A.D. ?) the verb is used of the sun.


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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
εποπτευοντες ἐποπτεύοντες εποπτευσαντες εποπτεύσαντες ἐποπτεύσαντες επόψη επόψομαι επόψονται epopteuontes epopteúontes epopteusantes epopteúsantes
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