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Strong's #398 - ἀναφαίνω

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  1. to bring to light, hold up to view, show
  2. to appear, be made apparent
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1570 ‑ גָּלַשׁ (gaw‑lash');  6663 ‑ צָדַק (tsaw‑dak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


poet. ἀμφ-: fut. -φᾰνῶ, but -φᾱνῶ E. Ba. 528 codd. (-φαίνω Herm.): aor. ἀνέφηνα, Hellenistic -έφᾱνα: pf. -πέφηνα late, Ps.- Luc. Philopatr. 3:


1. cause to give light, make to blaze up, ξύλα, δαΐδας Od. 18.310.

2. bring to light, produce, ὄφιας Hdt. 4. 105. show forth, make known, display, θεοπροπίας, ἀρετήν, ἐπεσβολίας, Il. 1.87, 20.411, Od. 4.159; πραπίδων καρπόν Pi. Fr. 211; κἀνέφηνεν οὐ δεδειγμένα S. Fr. 432.7; ἀ. θυσίας E. IT 466; ὀργάν Id. Ba. 538; ἄστρα X. Mem. 4.3.4; ἡμέρᾳ καὶ ἡλίῳ.. χάριν οἶδα ὅτι μοι Κλεινίαν ἀ. Id. Smp. 4.12; rarely of sound, βοὰν ἀμφ. send forth a loud cry, A. Supp. 829; ἀ. μελέων νόμους Ar. Av. 745: in Med., νίκαν ἀνεφάνατο Pi. I. 4(3).71.

3. proclaim, declare, βασιλέα ἀ. τινά Id. P. 4.62; νικάσαις ἀνέφανε Κυράναν ib. 9.73, cf. N. 9.12: c. part., τοὺς πολίτας ἀγαθοὺς ὄντας ἀ. Pl. Criti. 108c: c. inf., ἀναφαίνω σε τόδε.. ὀνομάζειν I proclaim that they call thee by this name, E. Ba. 528: Med., in Dor. form ἀμφ-, adopt as one's son, Leg.Gort. 10.34, al. of things, appoint, institute, ὃς τελετὰς ἀνέφηνε καὶ ὄργια IG 3.713, cf. Marm.Par. 28; νῆσον ἀ. τινὶ οἰκεῖν Philostr. Her. 19.16.

4. ἀναφάναντες τὴν Κύπρον having sighted..,Acts 21:3.

II Pass., fut. ἀναφᾰνήσομαι Ar. Eq. 950, Pl. Prm. 132a, al.; but also -φανοῦμαι Id. Plt. 289c: pf. ἀναπέφασμαι, but -πέφηνα Hdt. (v. infr.), etc.: aor. ἀνεφᾰνην Ar. V. 124:

1. to be shown forth, appear plainly, ἀναφαίνεται ἀστήρ Il. 11.62; ἀ. αἰπὺς ὄλεθρος ib. 174; τῇ δεκάτῃ.. ἀνεφαίνετο πατρὶς ἄρουρα Od. 10.29; τὸ Δέλτα ἐστὶ νεωστὶ ἀναπεφηνός Hdt. 2.15, cf. S. OC 1222 (lyr.), etc.; ἀ. ὁ βλάπτων A. Ch. 328. reappear, Hdt. 4.195; of rivers which flow underground, Id. 6.76, 7.30; simply, spring up, ib. 198.

2. ἀναφανῆναι μούναρχος to be declared king, Id. 3.82; στρατηγὸς ἀ. Pl. Ion 541e; κλέπτης τις ὁ δίκαιος.. ἀναπέφανται proved to be.., Id. R. 334a, cf. Smp. 185a; ἀ. λογογράφος ἐκ τριηράρχου from a sea-captain to come out a romancer, Aeschin. 3.173: also c. part., ἀναπέφανται ὢν ἀγαθός Pl. R. 350c; ἀναφαίνεσθαι ἔχων, σεσωσμένοι, to be seen or found to have, to be plainly in safety, etc., Id. Sph. 233c, X. Cyr. 3.2.15, etc.

III the Act. intr. in later Greek, ἀνέφαινεν ἕσπερος Musae. 111 (v.l.), cf. Hld. 5.22: — ἀναφῆναι is prob.f.l. for ἀναφανῆναι in Hdt. 1.165.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀναφαίνω: 1 aorist ἀνεφανα, Doric for the more common ἀνεφηνα (Acts 21:3 R T WH (with Erasm., Stephanus Thesaurus, Mill); cf. Passow, p. 2199; (Veitch, and Liddell and Scott, under the word φαίνω; Winers Grammar, 89 (85); Buttmann, 41 (35)); see ἐπιφαίνω); passive (present ἀναφαίνομαι); 2 aorist ἀνεφανην; (from Homer down); to bring to light, hold up to view, show; passive to appear, be made apparent: Luke 19:11. An unusual phrase is ἀναφανέντες τήν τήν Κύπρον having sighted Cyprus, for ἀναφανεισης ἡμῖν τῆς Κύπρου, Acts 21:3; cf. Buttmann, 190 (164); Winers Grammar, § 39, 1 a., p. 260 (244); here Rst T WH (see above) read ἀναφάναντες ... τήν Κύπρον after we had rendered Cyprus visible (to us); (R. V. had come in sight of Cyprus.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνα -φαίνομαι ,

[in LXX for H6663 hi., H1570;]

to bring to light, make to appear: ἀναφάναντες τ . Κύπρον , i.e. having sighted C.: Acts 21:3 WH; pass., to appear, be made manifest: Luke 19:11.

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 verb occurs in the interesting Christian letter, P Oxy VI. 939.3 (iv/A.D.) θεοῦ γνῶσις ἀνεφάνη ἅπασιν ἡμῖν : cf. Luke 19:11 παραχρῆμα μέλλει ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ ἀναφαίνεσθαι. From iii/A.D. comes the defixio in Wûnsch AF, no. 4.37, τὸν μονογενῆ, τὸν ἐξ αὑτοῦ ἀναφανέντα, of a god who receives the names Ωη Ἰάω εεηαφ.


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List of Word Forms
αναφαινεσθαι αναφαίνεσθαι ἀναφαίνεσθαι αναφάλαντός αναφαλαντώματι αναφαναντες ἀναφάναντες αναφανείη αναφανείταί αναφανέντες αναφανής αναφανούμαι anaphainesthai anaphaínesthai anaphanantes anaphánantes
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