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Strong's #2681 - κατασκηνόω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2596) and (G4637)
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  1. to pitch one's tent, to fix one's abode, to dwell
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Strong #: 2927 ‑ טְלַל (tel‑al');  3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  5526 ‑ שָׂכַךְ (saw‑kak', saw‑kak');  7257 ‑ רָבַץ (raw‑bats');  7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


take up one's quarters, encamp, εἰς.. X. Cyr. 4.5.39, Hell.Oxy. 16.2, etc.; ἐν.. LXX 1 Chronicles 23:25; ἔνθα κατεσκηνώκατε X. Cyr. 6.2.2: generally, rest, ἐπ' ἐλπίδι LXX Psalms 16:9(15).9; settle, of birds, ἐν κλάδοις Matthew 13:32 : metaph., οὐ ψυχὴ ἐν μόνῳ ἀνθρώπῳ κ. Porph. Abst. 4.9.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατασκηνόω, κατασκήνω, infinitive κατασκηνοιν (Matthew 13:32 L T Tr WH, Mark 4:32 WH, see ἀποδεκατόω; (but also κατασκηνοῦν, Matthew, the passage cited R G; Mark, the passage cited R G L T Tr; cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 123)); future κατασκηνωσόω; 1 aorist κατεσκήνωσα; properly, to pitch one's tent, to fix one's abode, to dwell: ἐφ' ἐλπίδι, Acts 2:26 from Psalm 15:9 (); followed by ἐν with the dative of place, Matthew 13:32; Luke 13:19; ὑπό with the accusative of place, Mark 4:32. (Xenophon, Polybius, Diodorus, others; κατεσκήνωσεν Θεός τῷ ναῷ τούτῳ, Josephus, Antiquities 3, 8, 5; add, Sir. 24:4, 8; the Sept. mostly for שָׁכַן.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -σκηνόω , - ,

[in LXX chiefly for H5526;]

to pitch one's tent, lodge, dwell: seq. ἐν , Matthew 13:32, Luke 13:19; ὑπό , c. acc, Mark 4:32; ἐπ᾿ ἐλπιδι , Acts 2:26 (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

For the form κατασκηνοῖν (= κατασκηνοῦν) in Matthew 13:32, Mark 4:32, cf. δηλοῖν in P Lond 231.13 (c A.D. 346) (= 11. p. 285) and see the other exx. in Hatzidakis Gr. p. 193 : see also Moulton Proleg. p. 53, Gr. ii. § 84. To the transitive instances of the verb in the LXX (Psa. 22꞉2 [MT Psalms 23:2], 2 Chronicles 6:2), add Didache x. 2.


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
κατασκηνοί κατασκηνοιν κατασκηνοῖν κατασκήνου κατασκηνούν κατασκηνοῦν κατασκηνούντα κατασκηνούντας κατασκηνούντος κατασκηνώ κατασκηνωθήσεται κατασκηνών κατασκηνώσαι κατασκηνώσαί κατασκηνωσει κατασκηνώσει κατασκηνώσεις κατασκηνώσουσι κατασκηνώσουσιν κατασκηνώσω κατασκηνωσώσουσιν κατασκνηώσω κατεσκήνουν κατεσκήνωσα κατεσκήνωσας κατεσκήνωσε κατεσκηνωσεν κατεσκήνωσεν kataskenosei kataskenṓsei kataskēnōsei kataskēnṓsei kataskenoun kataskenoûn kataskēnoun kataskēnoûn kateskenosen kateskēnōsen kateskḗnosen kateskḗnōsen
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