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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4813 - συλάω

from a derivative of sullo (to strip, probably akin to (G138), cf (G4661))
Parts of Speech
  1. to rob, despoil
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
2 Corinthians
NAS (1)
2 Corinthians
HCS (1)
2 Corinthians
BSB (1)
2 Corinthians
ESV (1)
2 Corinthians
WEB (1)
2 Corinthians
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σῡλ-άω, impf. contr. in ἐσύλα, σύλα, Il. 6.28, 4.116; Ion. Iterat. σύλασκε Hes. Sc. 480: Pass., fut. συληθήσομαι A. Pr. 761, συλήσομαι Paus. 4.7.10: strip off, esp. strip off the arms of a slain enemy, Hom. (only in Il.), Lyr., etc.


1 in full, c. acc. pers. et rei, strip off from another, strip him of his arms (cf. σκυλεύω), μή μιν Ἀχαιοὶ τεύχεα συλήσωσι Il. 15.428, cf. 16.500; ἔπειτα δὲ καὶ τὰ (sc. ἔναρα).. νεκροὺς ἂμ πεδίον συλήσετε 6.71; με κασίγνητον συλᾷς E. IT 157 (anap.); τὴν θεὸν τοὺς στεφάνους σεσυλήκασιν D. 24.182: Pass., c. acc. rei, to be stripped, robbed, deprived of a thing, σκῆπτρα συληθήσεται A. Pr. 761; ταῦτ' (sc. τὰ τόξα) ἐσυλήθην ἐγώ S. Ph. 413; λέκτρα συλᾶσθαι βίᾳ E. IA 1275; συληθεὶς τὰς βοῦς Isoc. 6.19; σεσυλήμεθα τὰ ἡμέτερα ὑπὸ τούτων D. 35.26.

2. c. acc., strip a person of his arms, ἦ τινα συλήσων νεκύων Il. 10.343: generally, pillage, plunder, τὰ ἱρά, τοὺς θεούς, etc., Hdt. 6.101, Pl. Lg. 864d, etc.; τοὺς νεώς Isoc. 4.155; θεῶν βρέτη A. Pers. 810; νεκρόν Pl. R. 469d: Pass., βαρβάρων συλᾶσθ' ὕπο E. Hel. 600.

3. c. acc. rei, strip off, ὄφρα τάχιστα τεύχεα συλήσειε Il. 4.466, etc.; freq. with additions, ἀπ' ὤμων τεύχε' ἐσύλα 6.28, etc.; τὰ μὲν ἔντε' ἀπὸ χροὸς.. συλήσας 13.641. take off or out, ἐσύλα τόξον took out the bow [from its case], 4.105; σύλα πῶμα φαρέτρης took the lid off the quiver, ib. 116; with a notion of violence or suddenness, κρᾶτα ς. Μεδοίσας Pi. P. 12.16. carry off, τοὺς πολεμίους οὐ συλήσειν αὐτά (sc. τὰ χρήματα) will not seize them as booty, Hdt. 5.36, cf. 9.116; θεῶν γέρα ς. A. Pr. 83, cf. S. OC 922, Ph. 1365; λόγοις τὰ τῶν προγόνων ἔργα συλήσας καὶ διασύρας D. 19.313; ς. κατὰ βραχὺ τὴν τῶν πυρετῶν διάθεσιν Steph. in Gal. 1.295 D.: Pass., to be carried off as spoil, ἄγαλμα σεσυλημένον Hdt. 6.118; to be taken away, E. Hipp. 799: metaph., συλᾶται ὕπνος ἀπὸ γλεφάρων B. Fr. 3.10. exercise right of σῦλαι, IG 9(1).333.3 (Locr., v. B.C.): Pass., πανταχοῦ συλωμένων ἡμῶν the right of reprisals was exercised against us everywhere, Isoc. 3.33.

4. after Hom., c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, τίς σε δαίμων συλᾷ πάτρας; carries thee away from.., E. Hel. 669: Pass., συλαθεὶς ἀγενείων stealing from among the boys, and enlisting among the men, Pi. O. 9.89.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** συλάω , - ,

[in LXX: Ep. Jeremiah 1:18 *;]

c. acc pers., to strip, plunder, spoil: 2 Corinthians 11:8.†

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

";delight in"; (Romans 7:22) : P Oxy XIV. 1663.4 (ii/iii A.D.) συνήδομαί γε [τ ]ῷ φίλῳ σο [υ ] κηδεμόνι ἀγαθῷ καὶ ἐ ̣π ̣ι ̣<ει >κ ̣εστάτῳ εἰς τὰ πραγμάτια, ";I congratulate you on your dear protector who is good and capable in his affairs"; (Edd.) : cf. OG1S 453.40 (B.C. 39–35) ὑμεῖν τε συνήδομαι ἐπὶ τῷ ἔχειν τοιοῦτον πολείτην, et saepe in inscrr.


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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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