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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #380 - ἀναπτύσσω

from (G303) (in the sense of reversal) and (G4428)
Parts of Speech
  1. to unroll
    1. the books of the Hebrews were rolls fastened to [one or] two smooth rods and furnished with handles, so that they could be rolled up and unrolled
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3680 ‑ כָּסָה (kaw‑saw');  4201 ‑ מְזֻזָה (mez‑oo‑zaw', mez‑oo‑zaw');  6566 ‑ פָּרַשׂ (paw‑ras');  
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HCS ( 0 )
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Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀνα-πτύσσω, pf. inf. Pass. ἀνεπτύχθαι E. El. 357: aor. Pass. ἀνεπτύχθην Hp. Judic. 3, but -επτύγην Int. 48:


1. unfold the rollson which books were written, open for reading, ἀ. τὸ βιβλίον Hdt. 1.125, cf. 48; δέλτων ἀναπτύσσοιμι γῆρυν E. Fr. 370: also ἀ. πύλας, κύτος, undo, open, E. IT 1286, Ion 39; χλαμύδα Plu. Demetr. 42; even χεῖλος Opp. H. 3.247; ἀναπτύξασ χέρας with arms outspread, E. Hipp. 1190; σεισμοὶ -ξαντες τὴν ἁρμονίαν τῶν ὀρῶν Philostr. Im. 2.17: Med., fold up, Arist. PA 664b27, al. cut open, of freshly killed animals, Pherecyd 97 J., Philum. Ven. 17.3, PMag.Leid.V. 10.1, etc. ruminate, chew, Opp. H. 1.137.

2. unfold, disclose, πᾶν ἀ. πάθος A. Pers. 254, 294; πάντ' ἀναπτύσσει χρόνος S. Fr. 301; ἀ. πρὸς φῶς Id. El. 639, cf. E. HF 1256; φρένα πρός τινα Id. Tr. 662: in later Prose, Porph. Antr. 4.

II as military term, τὴν φάλαγγα ἀ. fold back the phalanx, i.e. deepen it by countermarching from front to rear, X. Cyr. 7.5.3; conversely, τὸ κέρας ἀ. open out the wing, i.e. extend the line by countermarching from rear to front, X. An. 1.10.9, cf. Plu. Pel. 23, Arr. Tact. 9.5.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνα -πτύσσω ,

[in LXX for H6566,etc.;]

to unroll: τ . βιβλίον , Luke 4:17 (WH, R, ἀνοίξας ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
αναπτύξας αναπτύξουσι αναπτυσσόμεναι αναπτυσσόμενος ανέπτυξε ανέπτυξεν
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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