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Strong's #2964 - κυρόω

from the same as (G2962)
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  1. to make valid
  2. to confirm publicly or solemnly, to ratify
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Strong #: 6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  
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KJV (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
NAS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
HCS (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
BSB (2)
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
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2 Corinthians 1
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2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. - ώσω Hdt. 6.86. β: (κῦρος):

1. confirm, ratify, δόμοις.. τήνδ' ἐκύρωσας φάτιν A. Pers. 227 (troch.); τῇδ' ἐκύρωσεν φάτις ib. 521; ταῦτα Hdt.l.c.; τὸν γάμον Id. 6.126; ἡ ἐκκλησία κυρώσασα ταῦτα διελύθη Th. 8.69; Ζεῦ, ταῦτα κυρώσειας Ar. Th. 369 (lyr.); μοῖραν Pl. R. 620e; τὴν γνώμην Plb. 1.11.1; τὰς διαλύσεις Id. 1.17.1:

Med., accomplish one's end, λόγῳ κυροῦται τὰ πάντα Pl. Grg. 451c, cf. d:

Pass., to be ratified, determined, ἐκεκύρωτο ὁ γάμος Κλεισθένεϊ Hdt. 6.130; οὐδὲ κυρωθῆναι ἔμενον τὸ πρῆγμα Id. 8.56, cf. Th. 4.125; τοὺς κυρωθέντας [τῶν νόμων ] And. 1.85, cf. D. 20.93; τὸ ψήφισμα τὸ κυρωθὲν περὶ τούτων IG 7.303.45 (Orop.); κυρωθέντος τοῦ δόγματος Plb. 1.11.3; of a contract, to be sanctioned, PPetr. 2p.44 (iii B.C.); in auctions, to be knocked down, BGU 992i9 (ii B.C.); ὁ κυρωθείς the highest bidder, to whom an object is knocked down, PRLaws 48.17 (iii B.C.): generally, ποῖ κεκύρωται τέλος; at what point hath the end been fixed or determined ? A. Supp. 603, cf. Ch. 874, E. Hipp. 746 (v.l.); πρὶν κεκυρῶσθαι σφαγάς before it has been accomplished, Id. El. 1069: c. inf., ἐκεκύρωτο συμβάλλειν it had been decided to fight, Hdt. 6.110; ἐκυρώθη ναυμαχέειν Id. 8.56.

2. κ. δίκην decide it, A. Eu. 581, 639.

3. c. acc. et inf., decree or ordain that.., τηρηθῆναι τὸν νόμον Arist. Fr. 593.

4. of arguments or doctrines, confirm, establish, Phld. Po. Herc. 1676.3; κ. ὅτι.. Id. Sign. 7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κυρόω, κύρω: 1 aorist infinitive κυρῶσαι; perfect passive participle κεκυρωμενος; (κῦρος the head, that which is supreme, power, influence, authority); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; to make valid; to confirm publicly or solemnly, to ratify: διαθήκην, passive Galatians 3:15; ἀγάπην εἰς τινα, to make a public decision that love be shown to a transgressor by granting him pardon, 2 Corinthians 2:8. (Compare: προκυρόω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κυρόω , -

(<κῦρος , 1. authority. 2. validity),

[in LXX for H6965;]

to confirm, ratify, make valid: 2 Corinthians 2:8; pass., Galatians 3:15 (cf. προ -κυρόω ).†

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

κυρόω, ";ratify,"; ";confirm,"; as in Galatians 3:15, is common in legal documents, as when with reference to the sale of property the purchaser undertakes if the sale is confirmed to pay a certain sum into the government bank — P Amh II. 97.14 (A.D. 180–192) ἐφ᾽ ᾧ κυρωθεῖσα διαγράψω ἐπὶ τὴν δ [ημ ]οσίαν τράπεζαν, adding that he will remain in undisturbed possession and ownership for ever—.17 ἐὰ ]ν φαίν [η ]ται κυρῶσαι, ";if you consent to confirm the sale";; but that if he is not so confirmed, he will not be bound by his promise—.17 ἐὰν δὲ μὴ κυρωθῶ οὐ κατασχε [θ ]ήσομαι τῇ [ ]ποσχέσει : cf. P Tebt II. 294.16 (A.D. 146) ἃς κ [αὶ ] διαγράψω κυρωθεὶς ἐπὶ τὴν ἐπὶ τόπων δημοσίαν τράπεζαν ταῖς συνήθεσι προθεσμίαις, ";which sum I will, as soon as my appointment is ratified, pay into the local public bank at the accustomed dates"; (Edd.), Michel 478.6 (ii/B.C.) δεδόχθαι οὖν τῶ [ι κοι ]νῶι, κυρωθέντος τοῦδε τοῦ ψηφίσμ [ατο ]ς, and the interesting Commagene rescript OGIS 383.122 (mid. i/B.C.) νόμον δὲ τοῦτον φωνὴ μὲν ἐξήγγειλεν ἐμή, νοῦς δὲ θεῶν ἐκύρωσεν, .207 διατάξεως ταύτης δύναμιν ἱερὰν ἢ τιμὴν ἡρωϊκήν, ἣν ἀθάνατος κρίσις ἐκύρωσεν. For κύρωσις cf. ib. 455.17 (i/B.C.) κατ᾽ οὖσαν μετὰ ταῦτα ἐν ἑαυτοῖς κύρωσιν, P Tebt II. 297.16 (c. A.D. 123) ἀντ [έγραψεν ὁ στρ ]ατηγὸς. . . τὴν ἐπ [ε ]νεχθεῖσαν ὑπὸ τοῦ Μαρσισο [ύχου κύ ]ρωσιν ἐπὶ τῶν τόπων μὴ εἶναι, ";the strategus replied . . . that the certificate of appointment produced by Marsisuchus was not to be found on the spot"; (Edd.).


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List of Word Forms
εκύομεν εκυρώθη κεκυρωμενην κεκυρωμένην κεκυφώς κύουσι κυρτός κυρωθήσεται κυρωσαι κυρώσαι κυρῶσαι κύτος κύφοντα κυψέλην kekuromenen kekurōmenēn kekyromenen kekyroménen kekyrōmenēn kekyrōménēn kurosai kurōsai kyrosai kyrôsai kyrōsai kyrō̂sai
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