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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4572 - σεαυτοῦ
- thyself, thee
σεαυτοῦ, -ῆς, also σαυτοῦ, -ῆς,
Ion. σεωυτοῦ, ῆς, reflexive Pron. of 2nd pers., of thyself, etc., in masc. and fem. of gen., dat., and acc. sg., first in Alc. 87, Pi. Fr. 97, Hdt. 1.45, 108; ἐν σαυτοῦ (v.l. -ῷ ) γενοῦ contain thyself, S. Ph. 950: rarely in neut., φίλον ξύλον, ἔγειρέ μοι σεαυτὸ καὶ γίγνου θρασύ E. Fr. 693: — the Trag. use the longer form (but not so freq. as the shorter), S. Ant. 547, OT 312, etc.: — in pl. always separated, ὑμῶν αὐτῶν, etc.: and orig. separated in sg., as in Hom., who always has σοὶ αὐτῷ, σ' αὐτόν; and so τὰ σ' αὐτοῦ, τὰ σ' αὐτῆς for τὰ σά αὐτοῦ, etc., v. σός 1.3 . — The separated forms, σοῦ αὐτοῦ, αὐτοῦ σοῦ, etc., were used in Att., not as reflexive, but as emphat. personal pronouns, cf. Pl. Grg. 472b, A. Th. 632 .
σεαυτοῦ , -ῆς , -οῦ
(in NT not contracted, σαυτοῦ , as in Att..), reflex. prop. of 2nd pers. sing., used only in gen., dat. and acc (of, to) thyself: Matthew 4:6, John 8:13, 1 Timothy 4:16, al. (In Hellenistic, the pl. is ἑαυτῶν (q.v.), not ὑμῶν αὐτῶν as in Attic, v. Bl., § 13, 1.) †
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