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Strong's #3611 - οἰκέω

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  1. to dwell in
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Strong #: 582 ‑ אֱנוֹשׁ (en‑oshe');  776 ‑ אֶרֶץ (eh'‑rets);  1481 ‑ גּוּר (goor);  1752 ‑ דּוּר (dure);  3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  5414 ‑ נָתַן (naw‑than');  7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


οἰκείω Hes. Th. 330, Locr. ϝοικέω IG 9(1).334.29; Aeol. pres. part. οἴκεις Alc. 69; Arg. 3 sg. pres. opt. οἰκείη BCH 33.452: impf. ᾤκεον Il. 20.218, al., Att. ᾤκουν, Ion. οἴκεον Hdt. 1.57: fut. οἰκήσω E. IA 1508 (lyr.): aor. ᾤκησα Hdt. 1.1: pf. ᾤκηκα S. El. 1101:

Pass. and Med., fut. οἰκήσομαι in med. sense, Men.Rh. p.363 S.; but in pass., v. A. 11: aor. ᾠκήθην Il. 2.668, etc.; ᾠκησάμην Aristid. 1.103 J.: pf. ᾤκημαι as Med. and Pass., Ion. 3 pl. οἰκέαται, v. A. 1.2, 3: (οἶκος): trans., inhabit, ὑπωρείας ᾤκεον πολυπίδακος Ἴδης Il. 20.218 (elsewh. in Hom. always intr., v. infr. B); οἰ. τοῦτον τὸν χῶρον Hdt. 1.1, cf. 175, etc.; οἰ. δόμους A. Supp. 961; ἄντρον Id. Eu. 194: metaph., οἰ. αἰῶνα καὶ μοῖραν have, enjoy, E.l.c.:


1. Pass., to be inhabited, οἰκέοιτο πόλις Πριάμοιο Il. 4.18; ἐς γῆν.. οἰκουμένην S. Ph. 221; διὰ τῆς οἰκεομένης through the inhabited country, Hdt. 2.32; ὁδοιπόρεον ἐς τὴν οἰκεομένην Id. 4.110; τὰς ἄλλας πόλιας οἰκεομένας μηδὲν ἧσσον although inhabited no less than before, Id. 1.170: for ἡ οἰκουμένη, v. sub voce.

2. colonize, settle in, τὰς πλείστας τῶν νήσων Th. 1.8, cf. 2.27, etc.; πόλιν prob. in E. Fr. 360.11; νῆσον οἰκῆσαι, i.e. to be deported, POxy. 1101.24 (iv A. D.): in pf. Pass., to be settled in, occupy, τοῖσι τὰς νήσους οἰκημένοισι Ἴωσι Hdt. 1.27; αἱ δύο [πόλιες] νήσους οἰκέαται ib. 142 (cf. infr. 3).

3. in Pass., to be settled, of men or tribes to whom new abodes are assigned, τριχθὰ ᾤκηθεν καταφυλαδόν Il. 2.668: Ion. pf. Pass. οἴκημαι, as pres., οἱ ἐν τῇ ἠπείρῳ οἰκημένοι Ἕλληνες those who have been settled, i.e. those who dwell.., Hdt. 1.27; οἱ ἐντὸς Ἅλυος ποταμοῦ οἰ. ib. 28, cf. 8.115; also of cities, to be situated, lie, παρ' ὃν [ποταμὸν] Νίνος πόλις οἴκητο Id. 1.193.

II manage, direct a household or a state, S. OC 1535 (dub. sens.), E. El. 386, Th. 3.37; οἴκει τὴν πόλιν ὁμοίως ὥσπερ τὸν πατρῷον οἶκον Isoc. 2.19: metaph., μὴ τὸν ἐμὸν οἴκει νοῦν don't manage.., E. Fr. 144: Pass., εὖ οἰκούμεναι πόλεις well governed, Id. Hipp. 486; μετρίως, ὀρθῶς, ἄριστα οἰ., Pl. Lg. 936b, R. 371c, 520d, etc.; πατρίδος τετυχηκὼς ἣ νόμοις.. μάλιστα οἰκεῖσθαι δοκεῖ D. 21.150: fut. οἰκήσεται in pass. sense, καθ' ὅτι ἄριστα ἡ πόλις οἰκήσεται Th. 8.67, cf. Pl. La. 185a, Aeschin. 1.22, D. 58.62, Arist. Pol. 1284b38. intr., dwell, live, of persons, families, or tribes, have their abodes, settlements, in Hom. and Hdt. generally with ἐν.., ᾤκεον δ' ἐν Πλευρῶνι Il. 14.116, cf. Od. 9.200, 400; οἴκεε ἐν Πίνδῳ Hdt. 1.56, cf. A. Ag. 1234, Ar. Av. 967 (Orac.), Antipho 5.78; esp. of metics, ἐγ Κολλυτῷ οἰκοῦντι IG 12.373.60, al.; κατὰ στέγας E. Ion 314; ὑπὸ χθονός Id. Fr. 450: after Hom. with dat. (loc.) alone, Σαλαμῖνι IG 12.1.2 (vi B. C.); οὐρανῷ Pi. N. 10.58; ναοῖσι E. Ion 314; ἐλθόνθ' ἁγνὸν ἐς Θήβης πέδον οἰ. Eub. 10; παρὰ κρημνοῖσιν Pi. P. 3.34; παρὰ ὄχθον E. IT 1098 (lyr.); οἰ. μετά τινος, = συνοικεῖν τινι, S. OT 414, 990; κέρδη μὲν οἰκήσαντα.. having fixed my dwelling [there] with gain to my hosts, Id. OC 92; τὸ τὴν φροντίδ' ἔξω τῶν κακῶν οἰκεῖν γλυκύ sweet it is for the mind to keep free from cares, Id. OT 1390; ἐπὶ προστάτου οἰ. (v. προστάτης) Lys. 31.9.


1. of cities, to be situated, Hdt. 2.166, X. HG 7.1.3, 7.5 5; but τὴν πόλιν σποράδην καὶ κατὰ κώμας οἰκοῦσαν formed of detached villages, Isoc. 10.35, cf. 4.39 (so in Pass., X. An. 1.4.1).

2. to be governed or administered, τίς τῶν πόλεων διὰ σὲ βέλτιον ᾤκησεν; Pl. R. 599d, cf. 462d, 472e, 473a, 543a, al.: freq. hardly distinguishable from the Pass. (supr. A. II); σωφρόνως γε οἰκοῦσα [πόλις] εὖ ἂν οἰκοῖτο a state administered by self-control would be well governed, Id. Chrm. 162a; ἀρετῆς, ᾗ πόλεις τε καὶ οἶκοι εὖ οἰκοῦσι X. Mem. 1.2.64; εἰς ὀλίγους, εἰς πλείους οἰκεῖν, to be governed in the interest of the few or the many, Th. 2.37.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

οἰκέω, οἴκῳ; (οἶκος); from Homer down; the Sept. for יָשַׁב, a few times for שָׁכַן; Latinhabito (transitive), to dwell in: τί (Herodotus and often in Attic), 1 Timothy 6:16; (intransitive, to dwell), μετά τίνος, with one (of the husband and wife), 1 Corinthians 7:12f; tropically, (ἐν τίνι, to be fixed and operative in one's soul: of sin, Romans 7:17f, 20; of the Holy Spirit, Romans 8:(9),11; 1 Corinthians 3:16. (Compare: ἐνοικέω, κατοικέω, ἐνκατοικέω, παροικέω, περιοικέω, συνοικέω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

οἰκέω , -

(<οἶκος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H3427;]

(a) trans., to inhabit: c. acc, 1 Timothy 6:16;

(b) intrans., to dwell: seq. μετά (of married life), 1 Corinthians 7:12-13; metaph., seq. ἐν : ἀγαθόν , Romans 7:18; ἁμαρτία , Romans 7:20; πνεῦμα θεοῦ , Romans 8:9; Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 3:16 (cf. ἐν -, κατ -, ἐν -κατ -, παρ -, περι -, συν -οικέω ).†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Titus 1:7) = ";prone to anger"; (iracundus) occurs in Didache iii. 2 μὴ γίνου ὀργίλος · ὁδηγεῖ γὰρ ἡ ὀργὴ πρὸς τὸν φόνον.


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List of Word Forms
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