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Strong's #2603 - καταβραβεύω

from (G2596) and (G1018) (in its original sense)
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  1. to decide as umpire against someone
  2. to defraud or beguile of the prize of victory
  3. metaph. to deprive of salvation
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ASV (2)
Colossians 2
BSB (1)
Colossians 1
CSB (1)
Colossians 1
ESV (1)
Colossians 1
KJV (3)
Colossians 3
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LSB (3)
Colossians 3
N95 (2)
Colossians 2
NAS (3)
Colossians 2
NLT (1)
Colossians 3
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Colossians 2
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Colossians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. give judgement against one as βραβεύς, and so, deprive one of the prize, deprive one of one's right, c. acc., Colossians 2:18, Sch. Il. 1.399: Pass., ὑπὸ Μειδίου καταβραβευθέντα being cast in his suit by means of Meidias, Test. ap. D. 21.93, cf. Sammelb. 4512 B 58 (ii B. C.).

2. c. gen., rule over, ἡ γῆ κ. τῶν λοιπῶν Vett.Val. 344.29.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταβραβεύω, imperative 3 person singular καταβραβευέτω; (properly, βραβεύω to be an umpire in a contest, κατά namely, τίνος, against one); "to decide as umpire against one, to declare him unworthy of the prize; to defraud of the prize of victory": τινα, metaphorically, to deprive of salvation, Colossians 2:18, where cf. Meyer (Lightfoot, especially Field, Otium Norv. Pars iii.). (Eustathius ad Iliad 1, 93, 33 (vss. 402f) καταβραβευει αὐτόν, ὡς φασίν οἱ παλαιοι; but in the earlier Greek writings that have come down to us, it is found only in (pseudo-) dem. adv. middle, p. 544 at the end, where it is used of one who by bribing the judges causes another to be condemned.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* κατα -βραβεύω

(< βραβεύς , an umpire, cf βραβεῖον ),

to give judgment against, condemn (v. Field, Notes, 196; Abbott, Essays, 104 f.): Colossians 2:18.†

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

This rare verb (Colossians 2:18) is found in a Ptolemaic dispute regarding succession, Preisigke 4512B. .57 (B.C. 167–134) ὅθεν καταβεβραβευμένοι [ . . . . . . . . . . . . ]η ̣ρου συνερι [ο ]υ ἀξιοῦμεν, ἐὰν φαίν [η ]ται, συντάξαι κτλ. See also s.v. βραβεύω, and cf. Vett. Val. p. 344.29 δοκεῖ δὲ καθὼς ὁρῶμεν ἡ γῆ καταβραβεύειν τῶν λοιπῶν ἐπέχουσα αὐτὴ τὰ πάντα ὡς πρόγονος. A certain sense of ";assumption"; and ";officialism"; connected with the word may have led Paul to prefer it to κατακρίνω in Col l.c. : see Field Notes, p. 196 f.


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
καταβραβευετω καταβραβευέτω καταβραβεύετω καταβρωθήναι κατάβρωμα καταβρώσει κατάγαια κατεβρώθησαν katabrabeueto katabrabeuetō katabrabeuéto katabrabeuétō
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