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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #4583 - σεληνιάζομαι

Root Word (Etymology)
middle voice or passive from a presumed derivative of (G4582)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to be moon-struck or lunatic
  2. to be epileptic
    1. epilepsy being supposed to return and increase with the increase of the moon. This meaning is doubtful as the Greeks knew nothing of epilepsy.
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KJV (2)
Matthew 2
NAS (2)
Matthew 2
CSB (2)
Matthew 2
BSB (2)
Matthew 2
ESV (1)
Matthew 1
WEB (2)
Matthew 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Pass., to be moonstruck, i.e. epileptic, Ev.Matthew 4:24, Ev.Matthew 17:15, Vett.Val. 113.10 .

2. to be sublunar, i.e. subject to change and decay, -ομένης τῆς φύσεως Zos.Alch. p.107 B., cf. Cat.Cod.Astr. 8(3).146.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σεληνιάζομαι; (σελήνη); (literally, to be moon-struck (cf. lunatic); see Wetstein on Matthew 4:24; Suicer, Thesaurus ii. 945f; BB. DD., under the word ); to be epileptic (epilepsy being supposed to return and increase with the increase of the moon): Matthew 4:24; Matthew 17:15. (Manetho carm. 4, 81 and 217; (Lucian, others); ecclesiastical writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† σεληνιάζω

(< σελήνη ),

act, in Manetho (Caren., 4, 81), in NT depon. -ομαι , to be moonstruck, i.e. epileptic (epilepsy being supposed to be influenced by the moon): Matthew 4:24; Matthew 17:15.†

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

";swathe"; (Luke 2:7; Luke 2:12). For the noun (as in Sap 7:4) cf. Kaibel 314.6 (iii/A.D.) εἰς σπάργανά μ᾽ αὐτὸς ἔθηκεν, and P Masp I. 67097 verso (D).32 (Byz.) ταύτην ἐκ σπαργάνων θάλψας.


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.
List of Word Forms
σεληνιαζεται σεληνιάζεται σεληνιαζομενους σεληνιαζομένους σελίδας σελισία seleniazetai seleniázetai selēniazetai selēniázetai seleniazomenous seleniazoménous selēniazomenous selēniazoménous
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