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Strong's #343 - ἀνακαλύπτω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G303) (in the sense of reversal) and (G2572)
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  1. to unveil or uncover (by drawing back a veil)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1540 ‑ גָּלָה (gaw‑law');  2280 ‑ חָבַשׁ (khaw‑bash');  2834 ‑ חָשַׂף (khaw‑saf');  5753 ‑ עָוָה (aw‑vaw');  6168 ‑ עָרָה (aw‑raw');  
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2 Corinthians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνακᾰλύπτω, Dor. ἀγκ-, uncover, IG 4.952.62 (Epid.); reveal, τι πρός τινα Plb. 4 85.6; τινά, i. e. his character, Philoch. 20; ἀ. λόγους use open speech, E. IA 1146; ἀ. κάρα unveil oneself, Or. 294: so in Med., unveil oneself, X. HG 5.4.6.

II remove a covering, βλεφάρων μὴ ἀνακαλυφθέντων Arist. Sens. 444b25, cf. 2 Corinthians 3:14.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνακαλύπτω: (passive, present participle ἀνακαλυπτόμενος; perfect participle ἀνακεκαλυμμένος); to unveil, to uncover (by drawing back the veil) (equivalent to גָּלָה, Job 12:22; Psalm 17:16 (): κάλυμμα ... μή ἀνακαλυπτόμενον the veil ... not being lifted (literally, unveiled) (so WH punctuate, see Winers Grammar, 534 (497); but L T Alford etc. take the participle as a neuter accusative absolutely referring to the clause that follows with ὅτι: it not being revealed that, etc.; (for ἀνακαλύπτω in this sense see Polybius 4, 85, 6; Tobit 12:7, 11); see Meyer at the passage), is used allegor. of a hindrance to the understanding, 2 Corinthians 3:14 (ἀνακαλύπτειν συγκάλυμμα, Deuteronomy 22:30 Alex.); ἀνακεκαλυμμένῳ προσώπῳ with unveiled face, 2 Corinthians 3:18, is also used allegor. of a mind not blinded, but disposed to perceive the glorious majesty of Christ. (The word is used by Euripides, Xenophon, (Aristotle, de sens. 5, vol. i., p. 444b, 25), Polybius, Plutarch.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνα -καλύπτω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H1540 ni., pi.;]

to unveil: metaph. of removing hindrance to perception of spiritual things, 2 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Corinthians 3:18.†

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

Syll 803.62 (iii/B.C.) ἐδόκει αὐτοῦ [τὸ ἔσθος ὁ θε ]ὸς (Asclepios) ἀγκαλύψαι. P Oxy X. 1297.9 (iv/A.D.) of a vessel of oil.


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List of Word Forms
ανακαλύπτει ανακαλυπτομενον ανακαλυπτόμενον ἀνακαλυπτόμενον ανακαλύπτων ανακαλυφθήναι ανακαλυφθήσεται ανακαλύψαι ανακαλύψει ανακαλύψουσι ανακεκαλυμμένα ανακεκαλυμμένους ανακεκαλυμμενω ανακεκαλυμμένω ἀνακεκαλυμμένῳ ανεκαλύφθη ανεκάλυψα ανεκάλυψεν anakaluptomenon anakalyptomenon anakalyptómenon anakekalummeno anakekalummenō anakekalymmeno anakekalymmenō anakekalymménoi anakekalymménōi
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