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Strong's #381 - ἀνάπτω

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  1. to light up, kindle
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 215 ‑ אוֹר (ore);  1197 ‑ בָּעַר (baw‑ar');  3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  3341 ‑ יָצַת (yaw‑tsath');  3857 ‑ לָהַט (law‑hat');  5327 ‑ נָצָה (naw‑tsaw');  5400 ‑ נָשַׂק (naw‑sak');  5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. make fast on or to, Hom. (only Od.), ἐκ δ' αὐτοῦ [ἱστοῦ] πείρατ' ἀνῆπτον Od. 12.179, cf. 51, 162; πρυμνήσι' ἀνάψαι 9.137: c. dat., γαίῃ A.R. 2.177; ἀ. τι πρός τι E. HF 1012: Med., ἐκ τοῦδ' ἀναψόμεσθα πρυμνήτην κάλων to him will we moor our bark, i.e. he shall be our protector, Id. Med. 770, etc.; θεοῖσι κῆδος ἀνάψασθαι form a close connexion with.., Id. Tr. 845; χάριτας ἔς τινα ἀ. confer favours on.., Id. Ph. 569; also, fasten to oneself, ἐπιστολὴν ἐκ τῶν δακτύλων ἀ. Din. 1.36; take in tow, ναῦν D.S. 13.19, Plu. Cam. 8; τὸ κράτος Ph. 1.474: Pass., to be fastened or fasten oneself on to, cling to, c. gen., πέπλων E. HF 629: c. dat., κίοσιν ib. 1038 (prob., lyr.); have a thing fastened on one, περιβόλαι' ἀνήμμεθα ib. 549.

2. hang up in a temple, offer up, like ἀνατίθημι, πολλὰ δ' ἀγάλματ' ἀνῆψεν Od. 3.274, cf. Arist. Fr. 572, Lyc. 853, Philostr. VA 1.11, Tryph. 256.

3. metaph., fasten upon, attach to, μῶμον ἀνάψαι Od. 2.86; αἷμα ἀ. τινί a charge of bloodshed, dub. in E. Andr. 1196, cf. Ps.-Phoc. 70, etc.; κήδε' ἀνῆπταί τινι A.R. 2.245; ascribe, refer to, τοὺς λόγους εἰς ἀριθμοὺς ἀ. Arist. Metaph. 1078b22; ἀρχήν, αἰτίαν ἀ. εἰς τὸν Πύθιον Plu. Lyc. 6, etc.; χάριν ἀ. τινί ascribe a favour to him, Id. Ant. 46; τὴν χάριν εἰς Καίσαρα πάντων ἀνῆπτεν Id. Brut. 6; τοῖς ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τὴν εὐδαιμονίαν ἀνάψασι Porph. Abst. 2.3: Med., attach oneself, πρὸς πολλούς Phld. Herc. 1457.8.

II light up, kindle, λύχνα Hdt. 2.133; πῦρ E. Or. 1137; φῶς Pl. Ti. 39b; πυρὶ ἀ. δόμους E. Or. 1594: metaph., νέφος οἰμωγῆς ὡς τάχ' ἀνάψει Id. Med. 107:

1. Pass., to be kindled, Zeno Stoic. 1.31, etc.

2. inflame with anger, Lib. Or. 68.35: Pass., ib. 33.15, Ps.-Callisth. 3.22; excite emotionally, Phld. Po. 1425.20.

3. intr., to be lighted up, Arist. Mir. 841a32.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνάπτω; 1 aorist ἀνηψα; 1 aorist passive ἀνήφθην; to light up, kindle: Luke 12:49; Acts 28:2 (R G); James 3:5. (From Herodotus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀν -άπτω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3318;]

to kindle: Luke 12:49, James 3:5 (MM, VGT, s.v.).†

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

P Giss I. 3.8 (meant to be literary—A.D. 117) τοιγαροῦν θύοντες τὰς ἑστίας ἀνάπτωμεν. P Leid Wxv. 35 (occult) ἀνάψας τὼ βομών (l. τὸν βωμόν). (MGr ἀνάφτω.)


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
αναπτει ανάπτει ἀνάπτει ανάπτειν αναπτομένη ανάπτω αναφθή αναφθήσεται ανάψαντες ανάψει ανάψω ανηφθη ανήφθη ἀνήφθη ανήφθησαν ανήψατε ανήψε ανήψεν anaptei anáptei anephthe anēphthē anḗphthe anḗphthē
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