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Strong's #226 - ἀληθεύω

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  1. to speak or tell the truth
    1. to teach the truth
    2. to profess the truth
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 571 ‑ אֱמֶת (eh'‑meth);  3198 ‑ יָכַח (yaw‑kakh');  4941 ‑ מִשְׁפָּט (mish‑pawt');  7999 ‑ שָׁלֵם (shaw‑lam');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀληθ-εύω, fut. -εύσω X. Mem. 1.1.5, al.:

1. speak truth, A. Th. 562, Hp. Prog. 15, Pl. R. 589c; περί τι Id. Tht. 202b: with neut. Adj., ἀ. πάντα speak truth in all things, Batr. 14; πολλὰ ἀ. X. An. 4.4.15; τὰς δέκα ἡμέρας ἠλήθευσε he rightly foretold.., ib. 5.6.18; ἀ. τοὺς ἐπαίνους prove their praises true, Luc. Ind. 20; τοὔνομα `make good', Them. Or. 1.4c.

2. of things, to be, prove true, σημεῖα Hp. Prog. 25: Pass., to be fulfilled, of conditions, ἐπὶ τούτοις -ομένοις X. Cyr. 4.6.10, freq. in Arist.: Act. of reasoners, arrive at truth, Id. Metaph. 1062a25: Pass., ὁ λόγος -εύεται is in accordance with truth, Top. 132b4, al.; ἀληθεύεσθαι κατά τινος to be truly predicated of.., ib. 132a31, al.: fut. Med. in same sense, EN 1100a35, al.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀληθεύω; in secular writings ((Aeschylus), Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, others) to speak the truth;

a. to teach the truth: τίνι Galatians 4:16.

b. to profess the truth (true doctrine): Ephesians 4:15. (R. V. marginal reading in both passages, to deal truly.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< ἀληθής ),

[in LXX: Genesis 20:16 (H3198) Genesis 42:16 (H571), Proverbs 21:3 (H4941), Isaiah 44:26 (H7999), Sirach 34:4*;]

to speak the truth (R, mg., deal truly; Field, Notes, 192): Galatians 4:16, Ephesians 4:15.†

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

We have noticed no early occurrence, but cf. P. Amh II. 142.1 (iv/A.D.) ]ληθευοντ . . ., before a gap.



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List of Word Forms
αληθεύειν αληθεύετε αληθευοντες αληθεύοντες ἀληθεύοντες αλήθευσον αληθευων αληθεύων ἀληθεύων aletheuon aletheúon alētheuōn alētheúōn aletheuontes aletheúontes alētheuontes alētheúontes
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