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Strong's #4115 - πλατύνω

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  1. to make broad, enlarge
  2. be enlarged in heart, i.e. to welcome and embrace you in love
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3680 ‑ כָּסָה (kaw‑saw');  6186 ‑ עָרַךְ (aw‑rak');  6555 ‑ פָּרַץ (paw‑rats');  6601 ‑ פָּתָה (paw‑thaw');  7337 ‑ רָחַב (raw‑khab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


πλᾰτύν-ω, ( πλατύς ) widen, τὰ φυλακτήρια Ev.Matthew 23:5; τὴν εἰσβολήν J. BJ 5.8.1; π. τὸ στῖφος widen it out, ib. 5.2.1; τοὺς ἐφεξῆς στίχους Arr. Tact. 17.2: metaph., τὴν ψυχὴν εὐγενεστέραν τῆς φύσεως πλατύνας IG 5(2).268.12 (Mantinea, i B.C. ): Med., τὴν γῆν πλατύνεσθαι widen one's territory, X. Cyr. 5.5.34: Pass., grow broad, widen out, Arist. Mir. 841a2, Mu. 393a23, etc.; of the pupils, to be dilated, Plu. 2.376f: metaph., ἡ καρδία πεπλάτυνται is opened, relieved from care, 2 Corinthians 6:11; ἐπλάτυνας τὴν καρδίαν μου LXX Psalms 118:1-29(119).32 .

2. ἐπλατύνθη . . τὸ στόμα μου was opened wide, ib. 1 Kings 2:1 : hence, metaph., μὴ πλατυνθῇ ἡ καρδία be puffed up, ib. De. 11.16: Med., talk big of oneself, τί πλατύνεαι, ἠλίθιος ὥς; Timo 34.4 .

3. pronounce broadly, τὴν φωνήν Hermog. Id. 1.6, Harp. s.v. λαρυγγίζειν.

4. amplify, τὸν λόγον Phld. Ind.Sto. 24; τὴν ἑρμηνείαν Hermog. Prog. 3: Pass., διήγησις πλατύνεται τρόποις Id. Inv. 2.7: abs., use amplification, D.H. Din. 6 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πλατύνω; passive, perfect 3 person singular πεπλάτυνται (see μιαίνω); 1 aorist ἐπλατυνθην; (πλατύς); to make broad, to enlarge: τί, Matthew 23:5; καρδία ἡμῶν πεπλάτυνται, our heart expands itself namely, to receive you into it, i. e. to welcome and embrace you in love, 2 Corinthians 6:11 (πλατύνειν τήν καρδίαν for לֵב הִרְחִב, to open the heart namely, to instruction, Psalm 118:32 () (cf. Winer's Grammar, 30)); πλατύνθητε καί ὑμεῖς, be ye also enlarged in heart, viz. to receive me therein, 2 Corinthians 6:13. (Xenophon, Plutarch, Anthol., others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< πλατύς ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7337 hi.;]

to make broad, enlarge, extend: c. acc rei, Matthew 23:5. Metaph. (cf. Psalms 119:32, al.), pass., ἡ καρδία , 2 Corinthians 6:11; ὑμεῖς , 2 Corinthians 6:13.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";the river,"; the Nile, is seen in P Petr II. 13 (19).10 (B.C. 258–3) περὶ τὴ ]ν ἀνα [χώ ]ρησιν τοῦ ποταμοῦ, ";at the falling of the river,"; OGIS 56.13 (B.C. 238) τοῦ τε ποταμοῦ ποτε ἐνλιπέστερον ἀναβάντος, ";the river being somewhat backward in rising,"; while in ib. 672.8 (A.D. 80) we hear of the clearing of the Ἀγαθὸς Δαίμων ποταμός in length, breadth, and depth. Ποταμός is also applied in the inscrr. to an artificially constructed ";canal,"; e.g. ib. 90.25 (Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) ὀχυρώσας τὰ στόματα τῶν ποταμῶν.

For the adj. ποτάμιος, see P Tebt II. 316.90 (A.D. 99) τ < >χνῃ (cf. Acts 18:3) ἁλιεὺς ποτάμι <ο >ς, P Giss I. 40ii. 18 (A.D. 215) (= Chrest. I. p. 38) ναῦται ποτά [μ ]ι ̣οι, for ποταμίτης, ";a river-labourer,"; see P Oxy XIV. 1671.20 (iii/A.D.) with the references collected there, and for ἡ ποταμοφυλακὶς (sc. ναῦς), ";the river-watch-boat,"; see Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 282 ff.


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List of Word Forms
επλάτυναν επλάτυνας επλάτυνάς επλάτυνε επλάτυνεν επλατύνθη πεπλατυνται πεπλάτυνται πλαντύνοντος πλατύναι πλατυνθή πλατυνθήσεται πλατυνθητε πλατύνθητε πλάτυνον πλατύνου πλατυνουσι πλατύνουσι πλατύνουσιν πλατυνώ peplatuntai peplatyntai peplátyntai platunousin platunthete platunthēte platynousin platýnousin platynthete platynthēte platýnthete platýnthēte
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