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Strong's #2944 - κυκλόω

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  1. to go around, lead around
  2. to surround, encircle, encompass
    1. of persons standing around
    2. of besiegers
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2583 ‑ חָנָה (khaw‑naw');  5362 ‑ נָקַף (naw‑kaf');  5437 ‑ סָבַב (saw‑bab');  5437 ‑ סָבַב (saw‑bab');  5507 ‑ סֹחֵרָה (so‑khay‑raw');  6584 ‑ פָּשַׁט (paw‑shat');  8210 ‑ שָׁפַךְ (shaw‑fak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. - ώσω E. Cyc. 462: pf. κεκύκλωκα Plb. 3.116.10:

Med., fut. - ώσομαι X. Cyr. 6.3.20: aor. ἐκυκλωσάμην Hdt. 9.18, Th. 5.72:

Pass., fut. κυκλωθήσομαι (v.l. - ώσομαι) D.H. 3.24: pf. κεκύκλωμαι Th. 4.32 (in med. sense (ἐγ -) Ar. V. 395): aor. ἐκυκλώθην X. Cyr. 6.3.20: (κύκλος):


1. encircle, surround, Ὠκεανὸς.. κυκλοῖ χθόνα E. Or. 1379 (lyr.); πόλιν.. κυκλώσας Ἄρει φονίῳ Id. IA 775 (lyr.); ὅταν κυκλώσωσι [τοὺς ἰχθῦς ] Arist. HA 533b27:

more freq. in Med., κυκλώσασθαί τινας Hdt. 3.157, 9.18, Plb. 1.17.13; κ. αὐτοὺς ἐς μέσον Hdt. 8.10, cf. A. Th. 121 (lyr.), Call. Hec. 1.1.14, etc.: such forms as κυκλοῦνται, ἐκυκλοῦντο, etc., may belong to κυκλόω or to κυκλέω, Th. 4.127, 7.81, etc.: abs., κυκλούμενοι by an enveloping movement, Hdt. 8.76:

Pass., to be surrounded, A. Th. 247, Th. 7.81:

joined with Med., εἰ οἱ κυκλούμενοι κυκλωθεῖεν X.l.c.

2. go round, τὸ θυσιαστήριον LXX Psalms 26:6 (25). 6:

Pass., κυκλωθεὶς τὸν Ἀδρίαν D.S. 4.25.

II move in a circle, whirl round, Pi. O. 10(11).72; οὕτω κυκλώσω δαλὸν ἐν φαεσφόρῳ Κύκλωπος ὄψει E. Cyc. 462; κ. ἀεὶ τὸ σῶμα Hermipp. 4; οἱ κυκλοῦντες [τὴν θάλασσαν] ἄνεμοι Plb. 11.29.10; ἵετο κυκλώσας βαλιὰ πτερὰ θῆλυς ἀήτης Call. in PSI 9.1092.53, cf. Archil. 92b Diehl: metaph., πολλοὺς λογισμοὺς ἡ πονηρία κυκλοῖ revolves, agitates, Men. 378:

Med., hurl, βέλη Him. Or. 7.17:

Pass. (or Med.), go in a circle, X. An. 6.4.20; dance or whirl round, Call. Dian. 267, Arat. 811: metaph., δίναις κυκλούμενον κέαρ A. Ag. 997 (lyr.).

III form into a circle, κ. τόξα AP 12.82 (Mel.), cf. Him. Or. 17.5; incorrectly, κ. τόξοιο νευρήν Babr. 68.5:

Pass., form a circle, of a bow, E. Ba. 1066; also [ τάφρος] περὶ τὸ πεδίον κυκλωθεῖσα being drawn in a circle, Pl. Criti. 118d. abs., κυκλώσατε ἐπὶ τὸν βασιλέα κύκλῳ LXX 2 Kings 11:8; ἐκύκλωσα ἐγὼ καὶ ἡ καρδία μου τοῦ γνῶναι ib. Ecclesiastes 7:26(25). = λακκίζειν, ἀμπέλους Philostr. Her. 2.8.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κυκλόω, κύκλῳ: 1 aorist ἐκύκλωσα; passive, present participle κυκλουμενος; 1 aorist participle κυκλωθεις; (κύκλος); the Sept. chiefly for סָבַב;

1. to go round, lead round (Pindar, Euripides, Polybius, others).

2. to surround, encircle, encompass: of persons standing round, τινα, John 10:24 (Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading ἐκύκλευσαν (which see)); Acts 14:20; of besiegers (often so in secular authors and in the Sept.), Luke 21:20; Hebrews 11:30, and R G Tr in Revelation 20:9. (Compare: περικυκλόω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κυκλόω , -

(< κύκλος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H5437;]

1. to move in a circle, revolve.

2. to surround, encircle: c. acc pers., John 10:24 (WH, txt., cf. -εύω ), Acts 14:20; pass., Luke 21:20, Hebrews 11:30 (cf. περι -κυκλόω ).†


(<κύκλος ),

[in LXX: 2 Kings 3:25 B (H5437) *;]

1. to make a circle, go round.

2. to encircle, surround: c. acc pers., John 10:24 (Tr., WH, mg.); c. acc rei, Revelation 20:9.†

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

κυκλεύω is used in connexion with working the water-wheel in P Lond 131 recto .508 (A.D. 78–9) (I. p. 185) κυκλευτῇ κυκλεύοντι τὸ ὄργ (ανον) (cf. Archiv i. p. 131), and in a lease of land P Grenf I. 58.7 (c. A.D. 561) ἑτοίμως ἔχω κυκλεῦσαι τὸ αὐτὸ γεώργιον. For κυκλευτής see P Ryl II. 157.15 (A.D. 135), and for κυκλευτήριον (not in LS8) P Lond 1012.33 (A.D. 633) (= III. p. 266), P Giss I. 56.8 (vi/A.D.).


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List of Word Forms
εκυκλευσαν εκύκλευσαν ἐκύκλευσαν εκύκλου εκύκλουν εκύκλωσα εκυκλώσαμεν εκυκλωσαν εκύκλωσαν εκύκλωσάν ἐκύκλωσαν εκύκλωσε εκύκλωσέ εκύκλωσεν εκύκλωσέν κυκλοί κυκλουμενην κυκλουμένην κυκλούμενον κυκλούν κυκλούντα κυκλούντες κυκλούσα κυκλωθεντα κυκλωθέντα κυκλών κυκλώσαντες κυκλωσαντων κυκλωσάντων κυκλώσατε κυκλώσει κυκλώση κυκλώσουσι κυκλώσουσιν κυκλώσω ekukleusan ekuklosan ekuklōsan ekykleusan ekýkleusan ekyklosan ekyklōsan ekýklosan ekýklōsan kuklosanton kuklōsantōn kuklothenta kuklōthenta kukloumenen kukloumenēn kyklosanton kyklosánton kyklōsantōn kyklōsántōn kyklothenta kyklothénta kyklōthenta kyklōthénta kykloumenen kykloumenēn kyklouménen kyklouménēn
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