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Strong's #2656 - κατανεύω

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  1. to nod to, make a sign
  2. to indicate to another by a nod or sign what one wishes him to do
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fut. -νεύσομαι Il. 1.524, Pl. R. 350e: aor. κατένευσα Il. 1.558, etc.; part. καννεύσας Od. 15.464:

nod assent, κεφαλῇ κατανεύσομαι Il. 1.524; Χαίταις Pi. N. 1.14; κατανεύσομαι καὶ ἀνανεύσομαι Pl. R. l.c., cf. Euthd. 277c, Ar. Ec. 72: abs., of granting a request, ὑπέστην καὶ κατένευσα Il. 4.267, cf. Hdt. 9.111, Ar. Th. 1020: c. acc. rei, grant, promise, ὅτι μοι κατένευσε Κρονίων νίκην καὶ μέγα κῦδος Il. 8.175: later c. dat., consent to, BGU 1119.24 (i B.C.): c. fut. inf., δωσέμεναι κατένευσε Il. 10.393; ὑπέσχετο καὶ κατένευσεν Ἴλτον ἐκπέρσαντ' εὐτείχεον ἀπονέεσθαι 2.112: later c. aor. inf., Bion Fr. 5.8: generally, make a signbynoddingthehead, ὁ δὲ τῇ -ένευσε σιωπῇ Od. 15.463. II bow down, εἰς γῆν v.l. in Ach.Tat. 7.14; ἐπειδὰν -νεύσῃ τὸ ἀγγεῖον Gp. 2.4.2; κ. τὴν κεφαλήν Poll. 1.205: pf. part. -νενευκώς downcast, Vett. Val. 2.4. III Astron., tilt downward, of the pole, Eudox. Ars 6.31. [ κατᾱνεύων Od. 9.490.]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατανεύω: 1 aorist κατένευσα; from Homer down; to nod to, make a sign to: τίνι, followed by τοῦ with aorist infinitive, to indicate to another by a nod or sign what one wishes him to do (A. V. beckoned to ... that they should come, etc.), Luke 5:7.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* κατα -νεύω ,

1. to nod assent,

2. to make a sign by nodding the head: c. dat. pers., Luke 5:7.†

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

See BGU IV. 1119.24 (B.C. 6–5), 1120.30 (B.C. 5), where however the reading and the meaning are far from clear.


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
κατανίστασθε κατενευσαν κατένευσαν kateneusan katéneusan
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