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Strong's #2670 - καταποντίζω

from (G2596) and a derivative of the same as (G4195)
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  1. to plunge or sink into the sea
    1. to sink, to go down
    2. a grievous offender for the purpose of killing him, to drown
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1104 ‑ בָּלַע (baw‑lah');  2883 ‑ טָבַע (taw‑bah');  7857 ‑ שָׁטַף (shaw‑taf');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καταποντ-ίζω, throw into the sea, plunge or drown therein, τινα Lys. 14.27, D. 23.169, Plu. 2.403c, etc.: metaph., Axiop. 6 (Pass.); κ. τὰς βουλάς Lib. Or. 49.10: Pass., v.l. in Plb. 2.60.8; καταποντισθεὶς ὑπὸ τῆς θαλάσσης D.S. 18.20; ἐν τῷ πελάγει Matthew 18:6; εἰς τὸ πέλαγος Plu. Tim. 13; sink, Matthew 14:30; of a ship, PPetr. 2p.135 (iii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταποντίζω: passive, present καταποντίζομαι; 1 aorist κατεποντίσθην; to plunge or sink in the sea; passive in the intransitive sense, to sink, to go down: Matthew 14:30; a grievous offender for the purpose of killing him, to drown: passive Matthew 18:6. (Lysias, Demosthenes, Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch (Josephus, Antiquities 10, 7, 5; 14, 15, 10;

c. Apion. 2, 34, 3), others; the Sept.; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 24; Lob. Phryn., p. 361 note).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -πονίζω ,

[in LXX for H2883 pu., Exodus 15:4 A, H1104 pi., H7857, Psalms 55:9; Psalms 69:2, al.;]

to throw into the sea, sink or drown therein: Matthew 14:30; pass., Matthew 18:6.†

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

For the literal use of this verb, as in Matthew 14:30; Matthew 18:6, cf. P Petr II. 40(a).27 (iii/B.C.) (= Witkowski.8, p. 42) with reference to the sinking of an elephant–transport ship—ἀφ᾽ οὗ ἡ ἐλεφαντηγὸς κατεποντίσθη.


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
καταποντιζεσθαι καταποντίζεσθαι καταποντιούσιν καταποντισάτω καταποντισθη καταποντισθή καταποντισθῇ καταποντισμού καταπόντισον καταπραύνει καταπραύνεις καταπραύνης καταπτήσσει κατάπτωμα κατεπόντισε κατεπόντισέ κατεπόντισεν κατεπρονόμευσαν κατέπτηκε κατέπτησον katapontisthe katapontisthē katapontisthêi katapontisthē̂i katapontizesthai katapontízesthai
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