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Strong's #3666 - ὁμοιόω

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  1. to be made like
  2. to liken, compare
    1. illustrate by comparisons
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 225 ‑ אוּת (ooth);  1819 ‑ דָּמָה (daw‑maw');  4911 ‑ מָשַׁל (maw‑shal');  6186 ‑ עָרַךְ (aw‑rak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Th. 3.82, Pl. R. 393c: aor. ὡμοίωσα E. Hel. 33, Isoc. 11.8: Med., Hdt. (v. infr.): mostly in Pass., fut. ὁμοιωθήσομαι Pl. Lg. 964d, or in med. form ὁμοιώσομαι Hdt. 7.158: aor. ὡμοιώθην Th. 5.103, Pl. R. 510a, Isoc. 5.114, etc.; inf. ὁμοιωθήμεναι (v. infr.): pf. ὡμοίωμαι Pl. R. 431e: make like, ὁμοιώσασ' ἐμοὶ εἴδωλον ἔμπνουν E. Hel. 33; πᾶν παντὶ ὁ. Pl. Phdr. 261e; ἑαυτὸν ἄλλῳ Id. R. 393c; χοῦν.. -ώσαντες τῷ ἄλλῳ χώρῳ Hdt. 8.28; τοῖς πεπλασμένοις καὶ τοῖς γεγραμμένοις τὴν τοῦ σώματος φύσιν Isoc. 9.75; ἑαυτῷ τι Arist. GC 324a10; πρὸς τὰ παρόντα τὰς ὀργὰς τῶν πολλῶν ὁ. makes them correspond to prevailing conditions, Th. 3.82:


1. Pass., to be made like, become like, in Hom. only in aor. inf. Pass., ὁμοιωθήμεναι ἄντην Il. 1.187, Od. 3.120; ὁμοιωθέντ' Ἀφροδίτῃ Emp. 22.5; ὀργὰς πρέπει θεοὺς οὐχ ὁμοιοῦσθαι βροτοῖς E. Ba. 1348, cf. Med. 890; ἐς τὴν εὐβουλίαν.. ἄλλοις ὁ. Th. 2.97, cf. 5.103, Hdt. 7.158; κατὰ τὸ ἦθος ὁ. τοῖς ἐκείνου βουλήμασιν Isoc. 5.114.

2. liken, compare, in Med., τὰς πάθας τὰς Κύρου τῇσι ἑωυτοῦ -ούμενος Hdt. 1.123: later in Act., τίνι ὁμοιώσω τὴν γενεὰν ταύτην; Matthew 11:16; ἡ πόλις τινὰ Λυκούργῳ κατὰ τὸ ἦθος καὶ τὴν πρᾶξιν ὁμοιοῦσα BSA 29.35 (Sparta, iv A. D.).

II intr., to be like, interpol. in Dsc. 3.45.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὁμοιόω, ὁμοίῳ: future ὁμοιώσω; passive, 1 aorist ὡμοιώθην, and without augment ὁμοιωθην (once Romans 9:29 L marginal reading T editions 2, 7 (but see WHs Appendix, p. 161); cf. Buttmann, 34 (30); Sturz, De dial. Maced. etc., p. 124; (cf.) Lob. ad Phryn., p. 153); 1 future ὁμοιωθήσομαι; (ὅμοιος); from (Homer and) Herodotus down; the Sept. especially for דָּמָה;

a. to make like: τινα τίνι; passive to be or to become like to one: Matthew 6:8; Acts 14:11; Hebrews 2:17; ὡμοιώθη βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν, was made like, took the likeness of, (aorist of the time when the Messiah appeared), Matthew 13:24; Matthew 18:23; Matthew 22:2; ὁμοιωθήσεται (future of the time of the last judgment), Matthew 25:1; ὡς τί, to be made like and thus to become as a thing (i. e., a blending of two thoughts; cf. Fritzsche on Mark 4:31; Buttmann, § 133, 10; Winer's Grammar, § 65, 1 a.), Romans 9:29 (כְּ נִדְמָה, Ezekiel 32:2).

b. to liken, compare: τινα τίνι, or τί τίνι, Matthew 7:24 (R G (see below)); ; Mark 4:30 R L text Tr marginal reading; Luke 7:31; Luke 13:18 ; passive Matt. 7:( L T WH Tr text), ; to illustrate by comparison, πῶς ὁμοιώσωμεν τήν βασσιλειαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Mark 4:30 T WH Tr text L marginal reading (Compare: ἀφομοιόω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὁμοιόω , -

(< ὅμοιος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H1819;]

1. to make like, c. gen. et dat.; pass., to be made or become like: Matthew 6:8; Matthew 13:24; Matthew 18:23; Matthew 22:2; Matthew 25:1, Acts 14:11, Hebrews 2:17; seq. ὡς (cf. Ezekiel 32:2, Heb.), Romans 9:29.

2. to liken, compare: c. dat., acc, Matthew 11:16, Luke 7:31; Luke 13:18; Luke 13:20; πῶς όμοιώσωμεν , Mark 4:30; pass., Matthew 7:24; Matthew 7:26 (cf. ἀφ -ομοιόω ).†

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

In the NT only in John 18:37 οὐκοῦν βασιλεὺς εἶ σύ; ";so then you are a king?"; The word expects an affirmative answer : cf. German ";nicht wahr?";


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List of Word Forms
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