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Strong's #2860 - κολυμβάω

from kolumbos (a diver)
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  1. to dive, to swim
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(Dor. κολυμβ-φάω acc. to EM 526.2),

1. dive, plunge headlong, εἰς τὸν Τάρταρον Pherecr. 108.21; εἰς τὰ φρέατα Pl. Prt. 350a, cf. La. 193c, Str. 17.1.44, etc.; εἰς κολυμβήθραν μύρου Alex. 300.

2. swim, τοὺς δυναμένους κολυμβᾶν Acts 27:43, cf. Hippiatr. 26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κολυμβάω, κολυμβω; to dive, to swim: Acts 27:43. (Plato, Prot., p. 350 a.; Lach., p. 193 c., and in later writings) (Compare: ἐκκολυμβάω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** κολυμβάω , - ,

[in AI.: Isaiah 25:11 *;]

to dive, plunge into the sea: Acts 27:43 (cf. ἐκ -κολνμβάω ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this verb which properly means ";dive,"; but is used = ";swim"; in Acts 27:43, Hobart (p. 283) refers to the medical writer Galen, by whom it is used of invalids taking exercise in a swimming-bath (κολυμβήθρα). With ἐκκολυμβάω in Acts 27:42 we may compare Syll 803.20 (iii/B.C.) οὗτος [ ]ποκολυμ [βάσ ]ας εἰς τὰν θ [άλασσ ]αν ἔπειτα δενδρύων (";lurking in the wood";) εἰς τόπον ἀφίκετο ξηρόν. The subst. κολυμβητής is found in Preisigke 3747 (i/B.C.). MGr κολυμπῶ, ";dive,"; ";swim.";


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List of Word Forms
κολυμβαν κολυμβάν κολυμβᾷν κολυμβᾶν kolumban kolymbā̂in kolymban
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