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Strong's #4389 - προτρέπομαι

middle voice from (G4253) and the base of (G5157)
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  1. to urge forwards, exhort, encourage
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Middle voice from G4253 and the base of G5157

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προτρέπω: 1 aorist middle participle προτρεψαμενος; to urge forward, exhort, encourage (often so by Attic writ, both in the active and the middle): Acts 18:27. (Wis. 14:18; 2 Macc. 11:7. (From Homer down.))

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** προ -τρέπω ,

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 14:18, 2 Maccabees 11:7, 4 Maccabees 12:7; 4 Maccabees 15:12; 4 Maccabees 16:13 *;]

to urge forwards, exhort, persuade. Mid., in same sense (as also in cl.): Acts 18:27.†

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 special meaning of ";advocate,"; ";barrister,"; which this word has in Acts 24:1, can be freely illustrated from our documents, e.g. P Oxy I. 37i. 4 (A.D. 49) (= Selections, p. 48), the report of a lawsuit where the counsel for the plaintiff is introduced with the words—Ἀριστοκλῆς ῥήτωρ ὑπὲρ Πεσούριος, and ib. II. 237vii. 25 (A.D. 186) Δίδυμος ῥήτωρ ἀπεκρείνατο μὴ χώρις λόγου τὸν Σε ̣μπρώνιον κεκεινῆσθαι, ";Didymus, advocate of Sempronius, replied that his client had had good reason for having been provoked"; (Edd.), P Ryl II. 75.5, 16 (late ii/A.D.), PSI IV. 293.26, 33 (iii/A.D.), et saepe.


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.
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προτρεψαμενοι προτρεψάμενοι protrepsamenoi protrepsámenoi
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