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Strong's #2626 - κατακλύζω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2596) and the base of (G2830)
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  1. to overwhelm with water, to submerge, deluge
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7857 ‑ שָׁטַף (shaw‑taf');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


κατα-κλύζω, fut. -κλύσω [], poet. -κλύσσω Pi. O. 10(11).10: pf. κατακέκλυκα PMagd. 28.10 (iii B. C.):


1. deluge, inundate, τὴν γῆν Hdt. 2.13 (of the Nile), cf. 99 (Pass.), Pi. O. 9.50, Th. 3.89, Pl. Ti. 22d, OGI 90.24 (Rosetta, ii B. C.): Pass., PPetr. 2p.15 [= 3 p.xv] (iii B. C.), etc.; ὑπ' ὄμβρων -κλυζόμενος Isoc. 11.12; κόσμος ὕδατι -κλυσθείς 2 Peter 3:6.

2. metaph., deluge, overwhelm, τοίους γὰρ κατὰ κῦμα.. ἔκλυσεν Archil. 9.3; τὴν Φρυγῶν πόλιν.. ἤλπισας κατακλύσειν δαπάναισιν E. Tr. 995; ἅπαντα.. κατακλύσει ποιήμασιν Cratin. 186; κ. ἀφθονίᾳ δίαιταν make life overflow with plenty, X. Oec. 2.8; κατακλύσαι δεινῶν πόνων deluge with sufferings, E. Or. 343 (lyr.); εἰ καὶ μέλλει γέλωτι.. ὥσπερ κῦμα.. κατακλύσειν Pl. R. 473c: Pass., ἀλλοδαπῶν κύματι φωτῶν -κλυσθῆναι, of a city, A. Th. 1084 (anap.); -κλυσθεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ τοιούτου ψόγου ἢ ἐπαίνου Pl. R. 492c; Χρυσίῳ -κεκλυσμένος Plu. Dem. 14; -κλυσθέντα πλήθει κακῶν Lib. Ephesians 5:1.


1. wash down or away, κῦμα κ. ψᾶφον ἑλισσομέναν Pi. O. 10(11).10, cf. Thphr. CP 3.22.3.

2. wash out, τὰ ἴχνη τοῦ λαγώ X. Cyn. 5.4.

III fill full of water, τὴν πύελον Ar. Pax 843. clean out a bath, Gal. 15.198.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατακλύζω: 1 aorist passive participle κατακλυσθείς; from (Pindar, Herodotus), Aeschylus down; to overwhelm with water, to submerge, deluge, (cf. κατά, III. 4): 2 Peter 3:6. (the Sept. several times for שָׁטַף.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -κλύζω ,

[in LXX for H7857, Psalms 78:20, al.;]

to inundate, deluge: pass., 2 Peter 3:6.†

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

κατακλύζω is common of land that has been ";flooded,"; e.g. P Magd 28.10 (B.C. 218) (= Christ. I. p. 399) ἀπὸ δὲ τῆς αὐτοὶ γεωργοῦσιν γῆς ἀντιδοθῆναί μοι τὸ ἴσον πλῆθος ἀνθ᾽ ἧς κ [ατα ]κ [ε ]κλύκασιν, P Tebt I. 56.6 (late ii/B.C.) γ ̣ε ̣ι ̣ν ̣[ωσ ]κε δε ̣, περὶ τοῦ κατακεκλῦσθαι τὸ πεδίον ὑμῶν (l. ἡμῶν), ";you must hear about our plain having been inundated"; (Edd.), BGU IV. 1132.11 (B.C. 16) γῆν χέρσον κατακεκλυσμένην, and P Lond 131 recto.163 (A.D. 78–9) (= I. p. 174) πρὸς τὸ κατακλυσ (θῆναι) ὑπὸ τοῦ ὕδατο (ς). Cf. also the Rosetta stone, OGIS 90.24 (B.C. 196) τοῦ τε Νείλου τὴν ἀνάβασιν μεγάλην ποιησαμένου ἐν τῶι ὀγδόωι ἔτει καὶ εἰθισμένου κατακλύζειν τὰ μεδία κατέσχεν κτλ.


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List of Word Forms
κατακλύζοντα κατακλύζοντι κατακλύζοντος κατακλύζων κατακλύσει κατακλυσθεις κατακλυσθείς κατακλυσθεὶς κατακλυσθήσονται κατέκλυσεν κατεκλύσθησαν kataklustheis kataklystheis kataklystheìs
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