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Strong's #474 - ἀντιβάλλω

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  1. to throw in turn
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I throw against or in turn, Th. 7.25 (the acc. pers. being understood); βέλος Plb. 6.22.4: c. dat., ἀ. ἀκοντίοις Plu. Nic. 25; ἀ. τῷ κωρύκῳ practise by striking against the sack, in the gymnasium, Luc. Lex. 5; put back a protruding bone, Pall. in Hp.Fract. 12.285C.

II put one against the other, compare, collate, of Mss., Str. 13.1.54, 17.1.5, POxy. 1479 (i B.C., Pass.); match, compare with, λέοντι τίς αἰετὸν ἀντιβάλοιτο; Opp. C. 1.68; λόγους ἀ. πρὸς ἀλλήλους exchange words in conversation, Luke 24:17; πρὸς ἑαυτὸν ἀ. τὸ γεγονός weigh with oneself, LXX 2 Maccabees 11:13.

III in Med., change, μορφήν dub. 1. Opp. C. 3.16.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀντιβάλλω; to throw in turn (properly, Thucydides 7, 25; Plutarch, Nic. 25): λόγους πρός ἀλλήλους to exchange words with one another, Luke 24:17 (cf. 2 Macc. 11:13).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀντι -βάλλω ,

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 11:13 *;]

to throw in turn, exchange: metaph., λόγους (cf. Lat. conferre sermons; v. Field, Notes, 81), Luke 24:17.†

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

The subst. ἀντιβλήματα is found in P Oxy III. 498.16 (ii/A.D.), a contract with stone-cutters, where the editors understand it of small stones used to insert in vacant places between larger ones. Vettius Valens p. 351.20 ἐπειράθημεν καὶ τὰς ἀντιβαλλούσας μοίρας τῇ εὑρεθείσῃ ἐπισυντιθέναι, ὅπως ἡ ἑτέρα χρηματίσει μοῖρα, ";the corresponding parts"; presumably.

[Supplemental from 1930 edition]

See P Oxy XII. 1479.4 (late i/B.C.).


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
αντιβαλλετε αντιβάλλετε ἀντιβάλλετε αντίγραφα αντίγραφον antiballete antibállete
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