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Strong's #4684 - σπαταλάω

Root Word (Etymology)
from spatale (luxury)
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  1. to live luxuriously, lead a voluptuous life, (give one's self to pleasure)
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8252 ‑ שָׁקַט (shaw‑kat');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
1 Timothy 1
James 1
NAS (8)
1 Timothy 4
James 4
HCS (2)
1 Timothy 1
James 1
BSB (2)
1 Timothy 1
James 1
ESV (2)
1 Timothy 1
James 1
WEB (1)
1 Timothy 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


live softly or in excessive comfort or indulgence, Plb. 36.17.7, IG 14.2002 ( Rome ), LXX Si. 21.15, 1 Timothy 5:6, Ep.James 5:5; τὰ σπαταλῶντα τῶν παιδίων spoilt children, Theano in Pythag. Ephesians 4:4, cf. Diog. Ep. 28.7 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σπαταλάω, σπατάλω; 1 aorist ἐσπατάλησα; (σπατάλῃ, riotous living, luxury); to live luxuriously, lead a voluptuous life, (give oneself to pleasure): 1 Timothy 5:6; James 5:5. (Proverbs 29:21; Amos 6:4 (in both of these passages, κατασπαταλασθε; Ezekiel 16:49); Sir. 21:15; Epistle of Barnabas 10, 3 [ET]; Polybius excerpt the Vat., p. 451 (i. e., 37, 4, 6 (edited by Didot)), and occasionally in later and inferior writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σπαταλάω , -

(< σπατάλη , wantonness, luxury, Sirach 27:13 *),

[in LXX: Ezekiel 16:49 (H8252 hi.), Sirach 21:15 *;]

to live riotously: 1 Timothy 5:6, James 5:5 (Polyb.).†

SYN.: στρηνιάω G4763, τρυφάω G5171 (v. Tr., Syn., § liv).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the lit. meaning ";deposit together,"; cf. Kaibel 367.4 (iii/A.D.) ἐμαυτὴν ζῶσα συνκατέθηκα τάφῳ. From the idea of putting down the same vote or opinion with another, the verb came to be used in the middle = ";agree with,"; as in P Lond 196.15 (c. A.D. 138–161) (= II. p. 153) ̕Α ̣γ ̣ριππείνου συνκαταθεμένου Ἰουλιανὸς εἶπεν κτλ., BGU II. 388ii. 34 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐπύθετο, εἰ γνώρι [μα ] αὐτοῦ τὰ γράμματ [α, καὶ σ ]υνκαταθεμένου [Πόστου ]μος εἶπεν κτλ., and Cagnat IV. 336.30 (time of Trajan) περὶ πάντων ἃ ἐν αὐτ ]οῖς ἠξιώσατε συγκατεθέμην.


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List of Word Forms
εσπαταλησατε εσπαταλήσατε ἐσπαταλήσατε εσπατάλων σπαταλωσα σπαταλώσα σπαταλῶσα espatalesate espatalēsate espatalḗsate spatalosa spatalôsa spatalōsa spatalō̂sa
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