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Strong's #4640 - σκιρτάω

akin to skairo (to skip)
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  1. to leap
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Strong #: 6335 ‑ פּוּשׁ (poosh);  7533 ‑ רָצַץ (raw‑tsats');  7540 ‑ רָקַד (raw‑kad');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. σκιρτ-έω Opp. C. 4.342: Frequentat. of σκαίρω,

spring, leap, bound, of young horses, αἱ δ' ὅτε μὲν σκιρτῷεν ἐπὶ ζείδωρον ἄρουραν. ἀλλ' ὅτε δὴ ς. ἐπ' εὐρέα νῶτα θαλάσσης Il. 20.226, 228; πῶλοι ἐσκίρτων φόβῳ E. Ph. 1125; of goats, Theoc. 1.152; of the Bacchae, E. Ba. 446; ὀρχεῖσθε καὶ ς. καὶ χορεύετε Ar. Pl. 761, cf. V. 1305; ἅλλεσθαι καὶ ς . Pl. Lg. 653e: also of wind, σκιρτᾷ δ' ἀνέμων πνεύματα πάντων A. Pr. 1085 (anap.).

2. metaph., to be skittish, unruly, E. Fr. 362.31, Pl. R. 571c, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκιρτάω, σκίρτω: 1 aorist ἐσκίρτησα; to leap: Luke 1:41, 44; Luke 6:23. (Genesis 25:22; Psalm 113:4, 6 (); Greek writings from Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σκιρτάω , - ,

[in LXX: Genesis 25:22 (H7533 hithpo.), Psalms 114:4; Psalms 114:6 (H7540), etc.;]

to leap: Luke 1:41; Luke 1:44; Luke 6:23.†

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

";support,"; and hence ";steadfastness"; in its only NT occurrence (2 Peter 3:17). The word is found in a papyrus dealing with the heavenly bodies, P Par 19bis .13 (A.D. 138) (P. 237) Κρόνος ἐν Ὑδροχῷ, μοιρῶν Γ ̄, λεπτῶν Η ̄, ἐν τῷ Β ̄ στηριγμῷ, ἰδίῳ οἴκῳ, ὁρίοις Ἑρμοῦ. For στήριγμα cf. P Lond 121.509 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 100) ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ ἁγίου στηρίγματος σεαυτὸν ἱδρύσας.


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
εσκιρτάτε εσκίρτησαν εσκιρτήσατε εσκίρτησε εσκιρτησεν ἐσκίρτησεν εσκίρτων σκιρτησατε σκιρτήσατε σκιρτήσετε eskirtesen eskirtēsen eskírtesen eskírtēsen skirtesate skirtēsate skirtḗsate
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