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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3921 - παρεισδύνω

from (G3844) and a compound of (G1519) and (G1416)
Parts of Speech
  1. to enter secretly, slip in stealthily
  2. to steal in
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KJV (1)
NAS (2)
HCS (1)
BSB (1)
WEB ( 0 )
WEB (2)
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


slip in, penetrate, τὸ ἔλαιον π. Id. Pr. 881a7: metaph., εἰς τὰς γνώμας π. Demad. 3: pf. - δέδῡκα, εἰς τὰς ἄλλας διαλέκτους A.D. Synt. 319.24: also παρεις-δύω, τὰ παρεισδύοντα τῶν διαλέκτων Id. Pron. 4.23. II Med. παρεισδύομαι, ἐς τὸ στόμα Hp. Epid. 5.86, cf. Sor. 1.101, Gal. 2.653; ἀλλοφυλίας.. κατὰ μικρὸν -δυομένης Epicur. Ephesians 2 p.48U.; εἰς τὴν πόλιν Hdn. 2.12.1, etc.; [ τὸ ὕδωρ ] παρεισδυόμενον πνίγει Arist. Pr. 933a16; of a leech's bite, penetrate into, Aret. CA 2.6; of customs, Plu. 2.216b, Agis 3, etc.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* παρ -εισ -δύω

(also -δύνω ),

to slip in secretly, steal in: παρεισεδύησαν (vulgar aor.; pass. for act., El., § 19, 2), Judges 1:4 (cf. also MM, xix).†

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

The idea of ";curious, magical arts,"; which τὰ περίεργα has in Acts 19:19, is well illustrated in P Leid Vxii. 19 (iii/iv A.D.) (=II. p. 39) διὰ τὴν τῶν πολλῶν περιεργίαν τὰς βοτάνας καὶ τὰ ἄλλα, οἷς ἐχρῶντο εἰς θεῶν εἴδωλα, ἐπέγραψαν, ὅπως μὴ συλ (= λλ)αβούμενοι περιεργάζωνται μηδέν, διὰ τὴν ἐξακολούθησιν τῆς ἁμαρτεί (= )ας, ";ob vulgi curiositatem herbas et reliqua, quibus utebantur ad deorum simulacra, scriptis consignarunt, ut non intellecturi (reliqui homines) operarentur frustra propter investigationem erroris"; (Ed.) : see also the note on p. 73 f., and Deissmann BS p. 223 n..5. Cf. the conjunction of words in Vett. Val. p. 7.30 φρόνιμοι, περίεργοι, ἀποκρύφων μύσται. For the meaning ";busybody,"; as in 1 Timothy 5:13, cf. Menandrea pp. 11.45, 48.85, and Menander Fragm. p. 227, also Theophr. Char. x. (ed. Jebb).

In the letter of a steward or bailiff, P Oxy IX. 1220.22 (iii/A.D.), the word is used in a more general sense—οὐδὲν ἠφάνισεν ὁ ἱπποποτάμις, ἤ τι γάρ ἐστιν περιέργου, ἐφίσταμε (= αι) αὐτῶν, ";the hippopotamus has destroyed nothing, for if there is any superfluity, I watch over the place"; (Ed.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
παρεισεδυησαν παρεισεδύησαν παρεισέδυσαν pareisedusan pareisedysan pareisédysan
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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