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Strong's #3905 - παρατείνω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3844) and teino (to stretch)
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  1. to extend beside, to stretch out lengthwise, to extend
  2. to prolong
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1028 ‑ בֵּית הָרָן (bayth haw‑rawn');  3411 ‑ יְרֵכָה (yer‑ay‑kaw');  4900 ‑ מָשַׁךְ (maw‑shak');  4901 ‑ מֶשֶׁךְ (meh'‑shek);  8259 ‑ שָׁקַף (shaw‑kaf');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -τενῶ Hsch.: pf. -τέτᾰκα Plu. 2.832f:

stretch out along, beside, or near, χεῖρες παρατεταμέναι Hp. Fract. 13; βραχίων παρὰ τὰς πλευρὰς παρατεταμένος Id. Art. 1; extend, deploy, τὴν φάλαγγα X. An. 7.3.48; π. ἔλυτρον Hdt. 1.185; παρετέτατο ἡ τάφρος X. An. 1.7.15: Pass., extend along (v. infr. 11.1); to be stretched at length, laid low, Ar. Nu. 213.

2.. stretch on the rack, torture, Plu. 2.135d: metaph., X. Cyr. 1.3.11: Pass., to be tortured, λιμῷ Pl. Smp. 207b; to be worn out, c. part., παρετάθη μακρὰν σδὸν πορευθείς X. Mem. 3.13.6; παρατέταμαι λιπαρὰ κάπτων I am nigh dead with eating dainties, Ar. Fr. 506.1; γελῶντες.. ὀλίγου παρετάθησαν Pl. Euthd. 303b; παραταθήσεται ὑπὸ σοῦ.. θαμὰ λέγοντος Id. Ly. 204c; but πολιορκίᾳ παρατενεῖσθαι ἐς τοὔσχατον will strain themselves to the uttermost, hold out to the last, Th. 3.46.

3.. prolong, protract, τοὺς λόγους Arist. Po. 1455b2; μῦθον ib. 1451b38; ἐπὶ πλεῖον τὴν διάσκεψιν Luc. Icar. 29, cf. DMort. 4.2; τὴν ἀκρόασιν Id. Im. 13: Pass., Id. Amos 4:1-13, etc.; ἐνεστῶτος τοῦ παρατεινομένου A.D. Synt. 253.3.. delay, τὴν ἀπόδοσιν POxy. 237 viii 10 (ii A. D.).

4.. apply a figure to a straight line, Pl. Men. 87a: abs., Id. R. 527a.

5.. κοιλίαν π. relax the bowels, Philistio ap. Ath. 3.115e.

6.. lengthen in pronunciation, ὄνομα Luc. Luct. 13; prolong a sound, of echo, Id. Dom. 3.

II. intr., stretch or lie beside or along, of a wall, a line of country, etc., Hdt. 1.180: c. acc. loci, τὰ πρὸς τὴν ἑσπέρην φέροντα ὁ Καύκασος παρατείνει ib. 203, cf. Th. 4.8: Pass., παρατέταται ὄρος Hdt. 2.8, cf. 4.38; ἡ δέ γ' Εὔβοια.. ἡδὶ παρατέταται (with a pun on signf. 1.1 in next line), Ar. Nu. 212; also παρατείνειν παρὰ τὰ μέρη Plb. 6.31.5: c. dat., π. τῷ κόλπῳ Str. 8.2.2: so metaph., ψυχὴ μικρῷ σώματι -τείνουσα Demetr. Lac. Herc. 1055.10.

2.. extend, ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐντέρου κάτω π. Arist. HA 529a22; extend over, πάντας χρόνους καὶ τόπους Aristid. 1.11 J.

3.. of Time, extend, ἐνιαυτοῦ μῆκος π. J. AJ 15.7.4; παρατείνοντος τοῦ πότου Parth. 8.5; πόλεμος π. εἰς ἔτη μ App. Syr. 48; continue one's life, live, ἕως.., μέχρι.., Plu. 2.832f, 839e; ἐπὶ τρεῖς γενεάς Luc. Macr. 3.

4.. as aux. Verb, c. part., ποῖ παρατενεῖς δεδιὼς ταῦτα; how long will you go on fearing this ? Philostr. VA 7.22, cf. 5.26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παρατείνω: 1 aorist παρετεινα; from Herodotus down; to extend beside, to stretch out lengthwise, to extend; to prolong: τόν λόγον, his discourse, Acts 20:7 (λόγους, Aristotle, poet. 17; 5, p. 1455b, 2; μυθον, 9, 4, p. 1451b, 38).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρα -τείνω ,

[in LXX: Numbers 23:28 (H8259 ni.), etc.;]

to extend, prolong: τ . λόγον , Acts 20:7.†

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

With the use of this word to denote the Jewish Feast of ";Pentecost"; we are not at present concerned. It may be noted, however, that in the ostraca πεντηκοστή is a 2% tax : see Wilcken Ostr. i. pp. 276 ff., 343 f., and the note ad OGIS 46.12 (B.C. 285–247) τοὺς ὑποτεθέντας εἰς τὰς εἰκόνας, τὴν πεντηκόστην καὶ τὸ γραφίον τῶν ὅρκων.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
παρατείνον παράτεινον παρατείνοντα παρατείνουσαν παρατενεί παρέτεινέ παρετεινεν παρέτεινέν pareteinen paréteinén
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