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Strong's #3895 - παραπίπτω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3844) and (G4098)
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  1. to fall beside a person or thing
  2. to slip aside
    1. to deviate from the right path, turn aside, wander
    2. to error
    3. to fall away (from the true faith): from worship of Jehovah
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 816 ‑ אָשֵׁם (aw‑sham', aw‑shame');  4603 ‑ מָעַל (maw‑al');  5307 ‑ נָפַל (naw‑fal');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fall beside, ἐγγὺς τῶν τειχῶν -πεπτωκός Plu. Lys. 29; come side to side, Arist. GA 718a1, al.

2. Math., as Pass. of παραβάλλω, to be applied, Archim. Con.Sph. 2.

II fall in one's way, κατὰ τύχην παραπεσοῦσα νηῦς Hdt. 8.87, cf. Lys. 27.15; ἀκοντίσαι ὅπου ἂν παραπίπτῃ [θηρίον] X. Cyr. 1.2.10; ἀγοράσαι.. χιτωνάριον, μάλιστα μὲν ἐὰν παραπίπτῃ χειριδωτόν PCair.Zen. 469.5 (iii B. C.); π. κατὰ βοήθειαν come in time to aid, Plb. 31.5.2, etc.; ὁπότε καιρὸς παραπέσοι as opportunity offered, X. Eq.Mag. 7.4, cf. Th. 4.23; οὐ δεῖ τοιοῦτον παραπεπτωκότα καιρὸν ἀφεῖναι D. 1.8; εἴ ποθεν ἄελπτος παραπέσοι σωτηρία E. Or. 1173; -πίπτων παρὰ τῶν πολλῶν ἔπαινος Epicur. Sent.Vat. 29; ὁ παραπεσών the first that comes, ἡ παραπίπτουσα ἀεὶ [ἡδονή] Pl. R. 561b; ὁ παραπεπτωκὼς λόγος that happened to arise, Id. Lg. 832b, cf. Phlb. 14c; πᾶν τὸ παραπῖπτον or παραπεσόν all that befalls, Plb. 3.51.5, 11.4.5; κατὰ τὸ -πῖπτον incidentally, Phld. Mort. 37.

2. c. dat., befall, θαυμαστὸν κτῆμα παραπεσεῖν τοῖς Ἕλλησι fell to their lot, Pl. Lg. 686d; π. τῇ πόλει νομοθέτης comes to its aid, ib. 709c: in bad sense, ἀσθένειά τινι παραπεπτωκυῖα Phld. Lib. p.49O.; παραπέπτωκε τῇ πόλει ὥστε ἀνακτᾶσθαι X. Vect. 5.8.

III fall, rush in, εἰς τὸ Σαμικόν Plb. 4.80.9, etc. go astray, err, X. HG 1.6.4; τοῖς ὅλοις πράγμασιν ἀγνοεῖν καὶ π. Plb. 18.36.6; π. τῇ διανοίᾳ Vett. Val. 73.25. to be mislaid or lost, of a document, Ostr.Bodl. i62 (ii B.C.), POxy. 95.34 (ii A.D.), etc.; σανδάλιον παραπεσόν Luc. Philops. 27.

2. fall aside or away from, c. gen., τῆς ὁδοῦ Plb. 3.54.5; τῆς ἀληθείας Id. 12.12.2; τοῦ καθήκοντος Id. 8.11.8; τῆς ἱστορίας Str. 1.1.7: abs., fall away, Hebrews 6:6. fall down before, cringe, flatter, παραπεπτωκώς D. 45.84. Astrol., to be unfavourably situated, Vett.Val. 5.5, 27.18.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραπίπτω: 2 aorist participle παραπεσων; properly, to fall beside a person or thing; to slip aside; hence, to deviate from the right path, turn aside, wander: τῆς ὁδοῦ, Polybius 3, 54, 5; metaphorically, τῆς ἀληθείας, Polybius 12, 12 (7), 2 ((here Didot edition ἀντέχηται); τοῦ καθηκοντος, 8, 13, 8); equivalent to to err, Polybius 18, 19,6; ἐν τίνι, Xenophon, Hell. 1, 6,4. In the Scriptures, to fall away (from the true faith): from the worship of Jehovah, Ezekiel 14:13; Ezekiel 15:8 (for מָעַל); from Christianity, Hebrews 6:6.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρα -πίπτω ,

[in LXX: Ezekiel 14:13; Ezekiel 15:8; Ezekiel 18:24; Ezekiel 20:27 (H4603), Ezekiel 22:4 (H816), Ezra 6:10 (H5307 hi.), Wisdom of Solomon 6:9; Wisdom of Solomon 12:2, 2 Maccabees 10:4 A*;]

1. most freq. (Hdt., Thuc., al.), to fall in one's way, befall.

2. to fall into or in (seq. εἰς , Polyb.; c. dat., 2Mac, l.c.).

3. to fall away (En, Wis, ll. c.; in Polyb., c. gen.) : absol., Hebrews 6:6.

4. to fail (λόγος , Es, l.c.; cf. 1 Samuel 3:19).†

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

";a father-in-law"; (John 18:13) : cf. P Oxy II. 237vii. 21 (A.D. 186) Σεμπρώνιον πενθερὸν ἑαυτο [, P Thead 13i. 2 (A.D. 322 or 323) Ἥρων πενθερὸς αὐτῷ ἐτελεύτα, and P Lond 232.8 (c. A.D. 346) (= II. p. 296) πενεθερὸς γὰρ τυγχάνι Τιμοθέου.


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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παραπέπτωκας παραπεσάτω παραπεσείν παραπεσοντας παραπεσόντας παρέπεσε παρέπεσον parapesontas parapesóntas
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