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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2603 - καταβραβεύω
- to decide as umpire against someone
- to defraud or beguile of the prize of victory
- metaph. to deprive of salvation
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.
* κατα -βραβεύω
(< βραβεύς , an umpire, cf βραβεῖον ),
to give judgment against, condemn (v. Field, Notes, 196; Abbott, Essays, 104 f.): Colossians 2:18.†
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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.
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