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Strong's #4130 - πλήθω

Root Word (Etymology)
a prolonged form of a primary pleo {pleh'-o} (which appears only as an alternate in certain tenses and in the reduplicated form pimplemi)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to fill
  2. to be fulfilled, to be filled
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4390 ‑ מָלָא (maw‑lay', maw‑law');  7491 ‑ רָעַף (raw‑af');  7646 ‑ שָׂבֵעַ (saw‑bah', saw‑bay'‑ah);  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (27)
Matthew 2
Luke 13
John 1
Acts 11
N95 (0)
CSB (22)
Matthew 2
Luke 11
Acts 9
BSB (24)
Matthew 2
Luke 13
Acts 9
ESV (22)
Matthew 1
Luke 12
Acts 9
WEB (27)
Matthew 2
Luke 13
John 1
Acts 11
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


poet. pf. (in pres. sense) πέπληθα Pherecr. 29, Herod. 7.84, Theoc. 22 . 38, etc.: plpf. ἐπεπλήθει A.R. 3.271: intr. form of πίμπλημι, mostly in pres. part., to be full, πλήθει . . νεκύων ἐρατεινὰ ῥέεθρα Il. 21.218; ναῦς . . ἀνδρῶν πληθούσας Simon. 142.7; θάλασσα . . ναυαγίων πλήθουσα καὶ φόνου A. Pers. 420, cf. 272; χεῖρας κρεῶν πλήθοντες having them full of . ., Id. Ag. 1220; τὸ στεγύλλιον πέπληθε καλῶν ἔργων Herod. l. c.: later c. dat., κρήνην . . ὕδατι πεπληθυῖαν Theoc. l. c.; δόνακι πλήθοντα λιπὼν ῥόον Call. Fr. 166, cf. AP 6.63 ( Damoch. ); πεπληθότα λύθρῳ Maiist. 25; but Ἄναυρος ὄμβρῳ χειμερίῳ πλήθων swollen with winter's rain, ὄμβρῳ being dat. of cause, Hes. Sc. 478: abs., of rivers, ποταμῷ πλήθοντι ἐοικώς Il. 5.87; ὡς δ' ὁπότε πλήθων ποταμὸς πεδίονδε κάτεισι 11.492; of the full moon, σελήνη πλήθουσα 18.484, cf. Sapph. 3: in Att. Prose only in the phrases ἀγορᾶς πληθούσης, ἐν ἀγορᾷ πληθούσῃ, etc., v. ἀγορά IV: πληθούσης ἀγορᾶς rarely = in a full assembly, SIG 257.14 (Delph., iv B.C. ).

II trans. only in later Poets, Revelation 14:7, Opp. C. 1.126, Q.S. 6.345: Pass., A.R. 3.1392, 4.564, AP 5.232 ( Maced. ), Q.S. 14.607; πάσαις ἀρεταῖς πληθόμενον κραδίην BCH 50.44 (Thespiae, iv A.D. ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πίμπλημι; (a lengthened form of the theme ΠΛΑΩ, whence πλέος, πλήρης (cf. Curtius, § 366)): 1 aorist ἔπλησα; passive, 1 future πλησθήσομαι; 1 aorist ἐπλήσθην; from Homer on; the Sept. for מָלֵא, also for הִשְׂבִּיעַ (to satiate) and passive, שָׂבַע (to be full); to fill: τί, Luke 5:7; τί τίνος (Winer's Grammar, § 30, 8 b.), a thing with something, Matthew 27:48; (John 19:29 R G); in the passive, Matthew 22:10; Acts 19:29; (ἐκ τῆς ὀσμῆς, John 12:3 Tr marginal reading; cf. Winers Grammar, as above note; Buttmann, § 132, 12). what wholly takes possession of the mind is said to fill it: passive, φοβοῦ, Luke 5:26; θάμβους, Acts 3:10; ἀνοίας, Luke 6:11; ζήλου, Acts 5:17; Acts 13:45; θυμοῦ, Luke 4:28; Acts 3:10; πνεύματος ἁγίου, Luke 1:15, 41, 67; Acts 2:4; Acts 4:8, 31; Acts 9:17; Acts 13:9. prophecies are said πλησθῆναι, i. e. to come to pass, to be confirmed by the event, Luke 21:22 G L T Tr WH (for Rec. πληρωθῆναι). time is said πλησθῆναι, to be fulfilled or completed, i. e. finished, elapsed, Luke 1:23, 57 (Winers Grammar, 324 (304); Buttmann, 267 (230)); f; so נִמְלָא, Job 15:32; and מִלֵּא to (ful-)fill the time, i. e. to complete, fill up, Genesis 29:27; Job 39:2. (Compare: ἐμπίπλημι.)

STRONGS NT 4130: πλήθω πλήθω, see πίμπλημι.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πίμπλημι ,

[in LXX chiefly for H4390, also for H7646;]

trans. form in pres. and impf. of πλήθω (intrans. in these tenses), which supplies the other tense forms;

to fill: c. acc, Luke 5:7; c. acc et gen., Matthew 27:48; pass., Matthew 22:10, Acts 19:29; of that which fills or takes possession of the mind : pass., c. gen., Luke 1:15; Luke 1:41; Luke 1:67; Luke 4:28; Luke 5:26; Luke 6:11, Acts 2:4; Acts 3:10; Acts 4:8; Acts 4:31; Acts 5:17; Acts 9:17; Acts 13:9; Acts 13:45. Metaph. (as in LXX for H4390: Genesis 29:27, Job 15:32), to complete, fulfil: pass., of prophecy, Luke 21:22; of time, Luke 1:23; Luke 1:57; Luke 2:6; Luke 2:21-22 (cf. ἐμ -πίμπλημι ).†

πλήθω , see πίμπλημι .

SYN.: πληροφορέω G4135, πληρόω G4137.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With 2 Timothy 2:4 ταῖς τοῦ βίου πραγματίαις, ";the businesses which provide a livelihood,"; cf. the designation for officials in P Leid Bii. 19 (B.C. 164) (= I. p. 10, UPZ i. 20.42) δεόμεθα οὖν ὑμῶν. . . μὴ ὑπεριδεῖν ἡμᾶς παρελκομένας ὑπὸ τῶν πρὸς τα [ ]ς πραγματείαις, and similarly P Tebt I. 5.161 (B.C. 118). A wider meaning is found in PSI IV. 435.16 (B.C. 258–7) ἀλλὰ περὶ πραγματείας ἧς καὶ ὡμολογήκεις μοι, ";only in the matter in which you had already given me assurance."; See further s.v. πραγματεύομαι.


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List of Word Forms
έπλησα επλήσαμεν επλησαν επλήσαν έπλησαν ἔπλησαν έπλησας έπλησε έπλησεν επλησθη επλήσθη ἐπλήσθη επλήσθημεν επλησθησαν επλήσθησαν ἐπλήσθησαν πεπληθυμμένη πίμπλησι πιμπλώνται πλήσαντες πλησας πλήσας πλήσατε πλησθεις πλησθείς πλησθεὶς πλησθή πλησθηναι πλησθῆναι πλησθης πλησθής πλησθῇς πλησθήσεσθε πλησθησεται πλησθήσεται πλησθήση πλησθησόμεθα πλησθήσονται πλησθήσονταί πλησθώσιν πλήσον πλήσουσι πλήσουσιν πλήσω πλήσωμεν eplesan eplēsan éplesan éplēsan eplesthe eplēsthē eplḗsthe eplḗsthē eplesthesan eplēsthēsan eplḗsthesan eplḗsthēsan plesas plēsas plḗsas plestheis plestheìs plesthêis plēstheis plēstheìs plēsthē̂is plesthenai plesthênai plēsthēnai plēsthē̂nai plesthes plēsthēs plesthesetai plesthḗsetai plēsthēsetai plēsthḗsetai
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