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Strong's #3886 - παραλύω

from (G3844) and (G3089)
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  1. to loose on one side or from the side
  2. to loose or part things placed side by side
  3. to loosen, dissolve
  4. to weaken, enfeeble
  5. suffering from the relaxing of the nerves, unstrung, weak of limb
  6. tottering, weakened, feeble knees
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 926 ‑ בָּהַל (baw‑hal');  1920 ‑ הָדַף (haw‑daf');  2490 ‑ חָלַל (khaw‑lal');  2865 ‑ חָתַת (khaw‑thath');  3782 ‑ כָּשַׁל (kaw‑shal');  3811 ‑ לָאָה (law‑aw');  5358 ‑ נָקַם (naw‑kam');  5414 ‑ נָתַן (naw‑than');  6131 ‑ עָקַר (aw‑kar');  6533 ‑ פָּרַם (paw‑ram');  6605 ‑ פָּתַח (paw‑thakh');  7503 ‑ רָפָה (raw‑faw');  
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Luke 2
Acts 2
Hebrews 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[v. λύω ]:

I c. acc. rei, loose and take off, detach, τὰ πηδάλια τῶν νεῶν Hdt. 3.136 (so in Med., παραλυόμενοι τὰ πηδάλια taking off the rudders, X. An. 5.1.11: Pass., παραλελυμέναι τοὺς ταρσούς with their oars taken off, Plb. 8.4.2); τὴν πτέρυγα -λύσασα τοῦ χιτωνίου Ar. Fr. 325; τὸν θώρακα Plu. Ant. 76: Med., π. τὴν ῥαφὴν [τοῦ χιτῶνος ] Id. Cleom. 37; τοὺς στεφάνονς Id. 2.646a: Pass., Hdt. 3.105. hamstring, ἅρματα LXX 2 Kings 8:4.

2. undo, put an end to, πόνους E. Andr. 304 (lyr.); τὴν τοῦ παιδίου ἀμφισβήτησιν relinquish it, Isa 4.10: Med., get rid of, τὸν κίνδυνον D.H. 6.28.

3. undo secretly, τὰ σακκία τῶν χρημάτων Plu. 2.10b, cf. D.S. 13.106.

4. pay a penalty, LXX Genesis 4:15; = Lat. persolvo, νόμισμα PStrassb. 50.8, 14 (vi A.D.).

II c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, part from, πολλοὺς ἤδη παρέλυσεν θάνατος δάμαρτος E. Alc. 932 (lyr., dub.l.); μία γάρ σφεων παρελύθη ὑπὸ Ἰώνων one city (Smyrna) was detached from them, Hdt. 1.149; π. τινὰ τῆς στρατιῆς release from military service, Id. 7.38 (and in Pass., to be exempt from it, 5.75), cf. Plb. 6.33.10; τοῦ ὅρκου OGI 266.46 (Pergam., iii B.C.); π. τινὰ δυσφρονᾶν set free from cares, Pi. O. 2.52; π. τινὰ τῆς στρατηγίης dismiss from the command, Hdt. 6.94, cf. Th. 7.16, 8.54; τῆς δυνάμεως τινά Arist. Pol. 1315a12 (so in Pass., π. τῆς φυλακῆς Plu. Cleom. 37; τῆς ἀρχῆς Eun. VS p.481 B.); also τὴν ἀρχήν τινι π. ib. p.479 B.; τοὺς Ἀθηναίους π. τῆς ἐς αὐτὸν ὀργῆς set them free, release them from.., Th. 2.65; φαρμάκῳ π. ἑαυτὸν τοῦ ζῆν Str. 8.6.14; παραλελύσθαι τοῦ φόβου Plb. 30.4.7: c. acc. only, set free, δυστάνου ψυχάν E. Alc. 117 (lyr.): Med., obtain leave of absence from, τοὺς παιδονόμους SIG 577.56 (Milet., iii/ii B.C.).

III loose besides, in addition, π. καὶ ἑτέραν [κύνα ] X. Cyn. 6.14. disable, enfeeble, Pl. Ax. 367b; π. τροφῆς ἀποχῇ τὸ σῶμα Plu. Demetr. 38: mostly in Pass., to be paralysed, δεξιὴ χεὶρ παρελύθη Hp. Epid. 1.26. ιγ ; τὰ παραλελυμένα τοῦ σώματος μόρια Arist. EN 1102b18: generally, to be exhausted, flag, ἡ δύναμις.. τῆς πόλεως παρελύθη Lys. 13.46; τῇ σωματικῇ δυνάμει παραλυόμενος ὑπὸ τῶν τραυμάτων Plb. 16.5.7; παραλελυμένοι καὶ τοῖς σώμασι καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς Id. 20.10.9; τὴν δύναμιν παρελέλυντο Id. 1.58.9; τὰς χεῖρας Teles p.38 H.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραλύω: (perfect passive participle παραλελυμένος); properly, to loose on one side or from the side (cf. παρά, IV. 1); to loose or part things placed side by side; to loosen, dissolve, hence, to weaken, enfeeble: παραλελυμένος, suffering from the relaxing of the nerves, unstrung, weak of limb (palsied), Luke 5:18, 24 ((not L WH marginal reading) see παραλυτικός); Acts 8:7; Acts 9:33; παραλελυμένα γόνατα, i. e. tottering, weakened, feeble knees, Hebrews 12:12; Isaiah 35:3; Sir. 25:23; χεῖρες παραλελυμένα Ezekiel 7:27; Jeremiah 6:24; (Jeremiah 27:15, 43 ()); παρελύοντο αἱ δεξιαι, of combatants, Josephus, b. j. 3, 8, 6; παρελύθη καί οὐκ ἐδύνατο ἔτι λαλῆσαι λόγον, 1 Macc. 9:55, where cf. Grimm; σωματική δυνάμει παραλελυμένα, Polybius 32, 23, 1; τοῖς σωμασι καί ταῖς ψυχαῖς, id. 20, 10, 9.'

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρα -λύω ,

[in LXX: Jeremiah 6:24, Jer 27:43, Ezekiel 21:7 (H7503), etc.;]

1. to loose from the side, set free.

2. to weaken, enfeeble; pass., to be enfeebled, esp. by a paralytic stroke: Luke 5:18; Luke 5:24, Acts 8:7; Acts 9:33, Hebrews 12:12 (LXX).†

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

";trial,"; is confined to Biblical Greek and literature founded on it, except Diosc. p. 3B τοὺς ἐπὶ τῶν παθῶν πειρασμούς, ";trials"; made of drugs to see their effect in certain diseases : cf. Hort ad James 1:2. In ZNTW x. (1909), p. 246 ff. de Zwaan has suggested that the reading τὸν πειρασμόν (without ὑμῶν or other addition) in Galatians 4:14 may be taken, on the analogy of MGr, as = ";the devil,"; ";the demonic power.";


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List of Word Forms
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