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Strong's #2679 - κατασκάπτω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2596) and (G4626)
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  1. to dig under, dig down, demolish, destroy
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1438 ‑ גָּדַע (gaw‑dah');  2040 ‑ הָרַס (haw‑ras');  3341 ‑ יָצַת (yaw‑tsath');  5422 ‑ נָתַץ (naw‑thats');  5647 ‑ עָבַד (aw‑bad');  6202 ‑ עָרַף (aw‑raf');  6209 ‑ עָרַר (aw‑rar');  6555 ‑ פָּרַץ (paw‑rats');  7843 ‑ שָׁחַת (shaw‑khath');  
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CSB (2)
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BSB (2)
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ESV (2)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


pf. -έσκᾰφα Isoc. 14.35:

dig down, ἐπὶ θάτερα τῆς ἀμπέλου Thphr. HP 4.13.5; but usu., II destroy utterly, raze to the ground, τὸ ἄστυ Hdt. 7.156; Τροίαν κ. βίᾳ S. Ph. 998, cf. A. Ag. 525; πάτραν S. OC 1421; δόμους E. HF 566; πόλιν SIG 344.7 (Teos, iv B.C.), cf. D. 18.71; το τέγος Ar. Nu. 1488; τὰ τείχη ἐς ἔδαφος Th. 4.109, cf. Lys. 12.40, Isoc. l.c., Arist. Ath. 37.1; τὸν λιμένα Aeschin. 3.123; τὰ θυσιαστήρια LXX 3 Ki. 19.10; τὴν οἰκίαν εἰς ἔδαφος Plu. Publ. 10, etc.: Pass., ϝοικία κατασκαπτέσθω Berl.Sitzb. 1927.8 (Locr., v B.C.); τὰ οἱκία οἱ κατεσκάφη Hdt. 6.72; πατρῴα ἑστία κατεσκάφη E. Hec. 22; τὰ κατεσκαμμένα ἀναστήσω LXX Amos 9:11.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατασκάπτω: 1 aorist κατεσκαψα; perfect passive participle κατεσκαμμένος; to dig under, dig down, demolish, destroy: τί, Romans 11:3, from 1 Kings 19:10; passive Acts 15:16 (R G L), from Amos 9:11 ((but see καταστρέφω)). (Tragg., Thucydides, Xenophon, and following).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -σκάπτω ,

[in LXX for H5422, H2040, etc.;]

to dig down: Romans 11:3 (LXX).†

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

κατασκάπτω occurs ter in Syll 177 (Teos—B.C. 303), e.g. .7 ἐὰν δὲ δεῖ κατασκάπτειν τὴν ὑπάρχουσαν πόλιν, [καταλειφθῆναι μὲ ]ν τῶν ὑπαρχουσῶν τὰς ἡμισείας. For the subst. cf. ib. 211.9 (iii/B.C. ?) εἰς τὴν ἔκπεμψι [ν τ ]ῶν στρατιωτ [ῶν ] καὶ τῆς ἀκροπόλεως τὴν κατα [σκα ]φήν.


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
κατασκαμμένον κατασκάπτει κατασκάπτειν κατασκαπτόμενον κατασκάπτονται κατασκαφήσεται κατασκάψατε κατασκάψει κατασκάψετε κατάσκαψον κατασκάψουσι κατασκάψω κατασκεψάμενοι κατασκεψαμένων κατασκέψασθαι κατασκέψασθε κατασκεψάσθωσαν κατασκέψεται κατεσκαμμένα κατεσκαμμέναι κατεσκαμμένον κατεσκάφη κατεσκάφησαν κατεσκαφήσεται κατεσκαψαν κατέσκαψαν κατέσκαψε κατέσκαψεν κατεσκέδασε κατεσκεψάμεθα κατεσκεψάμην κατεσκέψαντο κατεσκέψασθε kateskapsan katéskapsan
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