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Strong's #2622 - κατακλάω

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  1. to break in pieces
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Strong #: 5428 ‑ נָתַשׁ (naw‑thash');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A) [], Att. for κατακλαίω (q.v.).


(B) [], impf. κατέκλων Il. 20.227, Hdt. 9.62: aor. 1 -έκλᾰσα Pl. Phd. 117d: Pass., pf. and aor. (v. infr.):

I. break short, snap off, ἐπ' ἀνθερίκων καρπὸν θέον οὐδὲ κατέκλων Il.l.c.; κατεκλάσθη δ' ἐνὶ καυλῷ ἔγχος 13.608; τὰ δόρατα κατέκλων Hdt. l.c., cf. Pi. P. 5.34; φυτευτήρια ἐλαῶν D. 53.15; κατὰ δ' αὐχένα νέρθ' ἐπὶ γαίης κλάσσε bowed it down, Theoc. 25.146; κ. τὸν ὀφθαλμόν ogle, Phryn. PS p.79 B.; but ὄμματα κατακεκλασμένα eyes with drooping lids, Arist. Phgn. 808a8; τὸ σῶμα.. -κέκλασται has been crushed, PMasp. 77.12 (vi A.D.).


1. metaph., break down, οὐδένα ὅντινα οὐ κατέκλασε he broke us all down, Pl. Phd. l.c.; πάθος, εἴτ' οἶκτος εἴτ' αἰδώς, κατέκλασε τὴν διάνοιαν Plu. Tim. 7; [ Ἔρως ] κατακλάσας τὸ σοβαρόν Id. 2.767f: more freq. in Pass., ἐμοί γε κατεκλάσθη φίλον ἦτορ, κλαῖον δ' ἐν ψαμάθοισι καθήμενος Od. 4.538; of fear, ἡμῖν δ' αὖτε κατεκλάσθη φίλον ἦτορ δεισάντων 9.256, cf. 10.198; τὸ θράσος κατεκέκλαστο Plu. Fab. 11; of passion, ἐρώτων.. νόσῳ φρένας.. κατεκλάσθη E. Hipp. 766 (lyr.); of pity, οὐδὲ κατεκλάσθης Call. Del. 107; of persuasion, D.L. 7.114.

2. Pass., κατακεκλασμένος reduced by fever, Hp. Coac. 510: metaph., of character, to become enfeebled, degenerate, Aristeas 149: in pf. part. Pass., enervated, effeminate, of men, Com.Adesp. 339.2; γραφαὶ κ. D.H. Comp. 18: Act., κ. ἑαυτόν, of an effeminate dancer, Luc. Symp. 18, Salt. 27.

III Pass., of light, to be refracted, opp. ἀνακλᾶσθαι (to be reflected), ὄψεως -κλωμένης Placit. 3.18.1; of sound, αἱ κατακλώμεναι φωναὶ μετὰ φαρμακείην broken, feeble voice, Hp. Coac. 246.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατακλάω, κατάκλω: 1 aorist κατέκλασα; from Homer down; to break in pieces (cf. German zerbrechen (see κατά, III. 4)): τούς ἄρτους, Mark 6:41; Luke 9:16.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -κλάω , - ,

[in LXX: Ezekiel 19:12 (H5428 hoph.)*;]

to break up, break in pieces: Mark 6:41, Luke 9:16.†

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

κατακλάω is used metaphorically in Aristeas 149 πῶς οὐ φυλακτέον παντάπασι τοὺς τρόπους εἰς τοῦτο κατακλασθῆναι; ";what strict precautions must we not take to prevent the character from degenerating to a like condition?"; (Thackeray).


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
κατέκλασε κατεκλασεν κατέκλασεν κατεκλάσθη kateklasen katéklasen
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