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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4682 - σπαράσσω

Transliteration
sparássō
Phonetics
spar-as'-so
Origin
prolongation from spairo (to grasp, apparently strengthened from (G4685) through the idea of spasmodic contraction)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. to convulse, tear
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1607 ‑ גָּעַשׁ (gaw‑ash');  1993 ‑ הָמָה (haw‑maw');  7993 ‑ שָׁלַךְ (shaw‑lak');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (4)
Mark
3
Luke
1
NAS (6)
Mark
4
Luke
2
HCS (3)
Mark
2
Luke
1
BSB (3)
Mark
2
Luke
1
ESV (4)
Mark
3
Luke
1
WEB (4)
Mark
3
Luke
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σπᾰράσσω, Att. σπᾰράκ-ττω Ar. Ach. 688, etc., fut. -ξω A. Pr. 1018: aor. ἐσπάραξα Babr. 95.40, ( κατ- ) Ar. Ach. 688, etc., fut. -ξομαι E. Andr. 1209 (in IA 1458 σπαράσσεσθαι is restored for σπαράξεσθαι in pass. sense): Pass., pf. ἐσπάρακται ( δι- ) Eub. 15.3: tear, rend, esp. of dogs, carnivorous animals, and the like, σάρκας ἐσπάρασσ' ἀπ' ὀστέων E. Med. 1217; ς. τὰς γνάθους Ar. Ra. 428: Med., σπαράσσεσθαι κόμαν tear one's hair, E. Andr. 1209 (lyr.).

2. rend asunder, φάραγγα βροντῇ . . πατὴρ σπαράξει A.l.c.

3. metaph., pull to pieces, attack, ἄνδρα σπαράττων καὶ ταράττων καὶ κυκῶν Ar. Ach. 688; ς. τινὰς τῷ λόγῳ ὥσπερ σκυλάκια Pl. R. 539b; τὰς ἀρχάς D. 25.50, cf. Ar. Pax 641, PPetr. 2p.57 (iii B.C.), Herod. 5.57, Teles p.19 H.: Pass., λώβαισι . . ἐσπαραγμένους Lyc. 656 .

4. Medic., ς. τὸ στόμα τῆς κοιλίας provoke sickness, Gal. 11.57; cf. σπαρακτέον: — Pass., ς. ἀνημέτως retch without being able to vomit, Hp. Coac. 546 . convulse, of an evil spirit, Mark 1:26 .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σπαράσσω ,

[in LXX: 2 Samuel 22:8 B (H1607 hith.), John 4:19 (H1993) Da LXX Daniel 8:7 (H7993 hi.), 3 Maccabees 4:6*;]

1. to tear, rend, mangle.

2. to convulse: Mark 1:26 (v. Swete, in l) Mark 9:26, Luke 9:39

(cf. συν -σπαράσσω ).†


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

";come down along with"; (Acts 25:5). For the late metaph. meaning ";condescend,"; see Rutherford NP p. 485 f.

 

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
εσπάραξεν εσπαράχθησαν σπαραξαν σπαράξαν σπαραξας σπαράξας σπαρασσει σπαράσσει σπαράσσεται σπαργάνοις sparassei sparássei sparaxan sparáxan sparaxas sparáxas
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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