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Strong's #238 - ἀλληγορέω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G243) and agoreo (to harangue, cf (G58))
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  1. to speak allegorically or in a figure
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀλληγορ-έω, (ἀγορεύω)

interpret allegorically, Ἕλληνες Κρόνον ἀλληγοροῦσι τὸν χρόνον Plu. 2.363d, cf. 996b, Heraclit. All. 1:

1. Pass., to be spoken allegorically, Galatians 4:24; ἀλληγορεῖται ἁ Ἀπόλλων εἰς τὸν Ἥλιον, Sch. S. Aj. 186.

2. abs., speak figuratively or metaphorically, Demetr. Eloc. 151, 285; speak allegorically, J. AJProoem.

3. ἀλληγορ-ητής, οῦ, ὁ, allegorical expounder, Eust. 123.32.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀλληγορέω, (ῶ: (present passive participle ἀλληγοροὺμενος); i. e., ἄλλο μέν ἀγορεύω, ἄλλο δέ νοέω, "aliud verbis, aliud sensu ostendo (Quintilian instt. 8, 6, 44), to speak allegorically or in a figure: Galatians 4:24 (Philo, Josephus, Plutarch, and grammatical writers; (cf. Meyer on Galatians, the passage cited).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἀλληγορέω , -

(<ἄλλος , ἀγορεύω ),

to speak allegorically (Cremer, 96 ff.): Galatians 4:24.†

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 Oxy II. 237 v. 15 (A.D. 186) οὐκ ἀλλαχόθεν ἡγήσατο τὴν ἐξέτασιν ἔσεσθαι serves to support John 10:1. The word is classical, though assailed by Atticists (Thayer).



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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
αλληγορουμενα αλληγορούμενα ἀλληγορούμενα allegoroumena allegoroúmena allēgoroumena allēgoroúmena
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