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Strong's #2686 - κατασοφίζομαι

middle voice from (G2596) and (G4679)
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  1. to circumvent by artifice or fraud, conquer by subtle devices
  2. to outwit
  3. overreach
  4. to deal craftily with
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2450 ‑ חָכָם (khaw‑kawm');  
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ASV (1)
Acts 1
BSB (1)
Acts 1
CSB (1)
Acts 1
ESV (1)
Acts 1
KJV (1)
Acts 1
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
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LSB (4)
Acts 4
N95 (3)
Acts 3
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Acts 3
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Acts 1
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Acts 1
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Acts 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. outwit by sophisms or fallacies, c. acc. pers., LXX Exodus 1:10, Luc. DDeor. 1.1, etc.; ταῖς εὑρησιλογίαις κ. τὴν δύναμιν τῆς πεπρωμένης D.S. 17.116; τὸν νόμον διὰ τῆς ἑαυτοῦ κακουργίας κ. Just. Nov. 72.5: c. gen., Ael.in Ar.Byz. Epit. 58.6: also as Pass., to be outwitted, Plu. 2.80c, Alex.Aphr. in SE 43.22, Luc. DDeor. 16.2, Longin. 17.1.

2. κ. τι περί τινων evade by quibbling, CIG (add.)4224d10 (Anticragus).

3. falsify, J. AJ 8.15.5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατασοφίζομαι: 1 aorist participle κατασοφισάμενος; (σοφίζω); deponent middle, in secular authors sometimes also passive; "to circumvent by artifice or fraud, conquer by subtle devices; to outwit, overreach; to deal craftily with": τινα, Acts 7:19 from Exodus 1:10. (Judith 5:11 Judith 10:19; Diodorus, Philo, Josephus, Lucian, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -σοφίζομαι ,

[in LXX: Exodus 1:10 (H2450 hith.), Judith 5:11; Judith 10:19 *;]

to deal craftily with, outwit: Acts 7:19 (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 this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Acts 7:19 from LXX Exodus 1:10), see Anz Subsidia, p. 366.


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.
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