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Strong's #2687 - καταστέλλω

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. to send or put down, to lower
  2. to put or keep down one who is roused or incensed, to repress, restrain, appease, quiet
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KJV (2)
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NAS (3)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καταστέλλω, fut. - στελῶ E. Ba. 933 (for Aeol. forms v. κασπολέω):

I put in order, arrange, [ πλόκαμον ] E. l. c.; equip, clothe, dress, κ. τινὰ τὰ περὶ τὼ σκέλει Ar. Th. 256, cf. Plu. 2.69c.


1. let down, lower, τὰς ῥάβδους D.H. 8.44; κ. τὰ βράγχια shut them, Plu. 2.979c; press down, τὴν γλῶσσαν Gal. 15.792.

2. repress, restrain, οἶκτον E. IA 934; τὸν ὄχλον Acts 19:35, cf. Wilcken Chr. 10 (ii B.C., prob.); κ. τὰς ἐπιθυμίας Phld. Rh. 2.284 S., cf. Arr. Epict. 3.19.5; τοὺς νέους Plu. 2.207e, cf. 547b, etc.: Pass., ἅπαντα λήξει καὶ κατασταλήσεται Apollod.Com. 18; of persons, to be placed under restraint, reduced to order, PTeb. 41.21 (ii B.C.), BGU 1192.5 (i B.C.); also κατεσταλμένοι τοῖς ἤθεσι of calm, sedate character, opp. τολμηρός, D.S. 1.76, cf. Arr. Epict. 4.4.10; κατεσταλμένον ἦθος D.S. 10.3; κατέσταλται πρὸς τὸ κόσμιον Plu. Comp.Lyc. Numbers 13:1-33, cf. Ael. NA 4.29, Arr. Epict. 3.23.16.

3. Medic., reduce, τὰ ὑπερσαρκοῦντα Dsc. 2.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταστέλλω: 1 aorist participle καταστείλας; perfect passive participle κατεσταλμενος;

a. properly, to send or put down, to lower.

b. to put or keep down one who is roused or incensed, to repress, restrain, appease, quiet: τινα, Acts 19:35; 3Macc. 6:1; Josephus, Antiquities 20, 8, 7; b. j. 4, 4, 4; Plutarch, mor., p. 207 e.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** κατα -στέλλω ,

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:31, 3 Maccabees 6:1 *;]

1. to let down, lower.

2. to keep down, restrain: c. acc, Acts 19:35-36

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

P Tebt I. 41.21 (c. B.C. 119) ἵνα τοῦ Μαρρείους κατασταλέντος καὶ εἰσπραχθέντος τὰ σείσματα τύχηι τῆς ἁρμοζούσης ἐπιπλήξεως, ";so that Marres may be sent for and made to refund his extortions and may receive suitable punishment"; (Edd.) In BGU IV. 1192.5 (late Ptol. or time of Aug.) τῶν Ἀράβων κατεσταλμένων καὶ π ̣α ̣ν ̣τ ̣ω ̣ν ̣ ἐν τῆι μεγίστη [ι ] εἰρήνηι γεγονότων, the verb is perhaps used, as in Acts 19:35 f., = ";quieten,"; ";restrain"; : see also s.v. καταστολή, and cf. its medical usage as contrasted with παροξύνω in Hobart, p. 247 f.


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
καταστειλας καταστείλας καταστενάζοντες καταστεναζόντων καταστενάξεις καταστέναξον κατεσταλμενους κατεσταλμένους κατεστέναξαν katasteilas katasteílas katestalmenous katestalménous
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