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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #209 - ἀκωλύτως
- without hindrances, freely
unhindered, Luc. Tim. 18; τύχη, of death, Epigr.Gr. 149.8 (Rhenea), etc. Adv. -τως Pl. Cra. 415d, Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.269, Str. 17.1.25, Acts 28:31, etc.; γλῶσσα ἀ. ῥέουσα Procop. 46; also ἀκωλυτί [ Democr. ] in Fabr. Bibl. 4.338.
** ἀκωλύτως ,
(< κωλύω ),
[in Sm.: Job 34:31 *;]
without hindrance (so freq. in legal documents; MM, VGT, s.v.): Acts 28:31.†
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The adjective occurs rarely B.C., and one citation from Plato stands in Crönert as warrant for classical antiquity. The adverb becomes very common from ii/A.D. It is of constant occurrence in legal documents, e.g. P Oxy III. 502.31 (A.D. 164) ὡς πρόκειται ἐπὶ τὸν χρόνον ἀκωλύτως , ";as aforesaid for the appointed time without hindrance"; of the lease of a house, ib. VI. 912.19 (A.D. 235), ib. VIII. 1127.16 (A.D. 183) and VII. 1036.27 (A.D. 273) : see exx. of this combination in the note to P Giss I. 49.27 (p. 74). So P Lips I. 26.11 (beginning iv/A.D.) P Gen. 1116 (A.D. 350), and the Edmonstone papyrus, P Oxy IV. p. 203 (A.D. 354), νέμεσθε εἰς οὓς ἐὰν βούλητε τόπους ἀκωλύτως καὶ ἀνεπιλήμπτως . Add the sixth century P Lond 991.15 ( = III. p. 258) ἀκολύτως καὶ βεβα ̣[ίως ] : the word is legal to the last. For the triumphant note on which it brings the Acts of the Apostles to a close, see Harnack Lukas der Arzt p. 116, Eng. Tr. p. 163 f., and cf. Milligan Documents, p. 168.
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