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Strong's #484 - ἀντίληψις

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G482)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a laying hold of, apprehension, perception, objection of a disputant
  2. in NT, to aid, help
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 355 ‑ אַיָּלָה (ah‑yaw‑law');  2220 ‑ זְרֹעָה (zer‑o'‑ah (1,2), zer‑o‑aw' (3,4));  4043 ‑ מְגִנָּה (maw‑gane', meg‑in‑naw');  5797 ‑ עוֹז (oze, oze);  5833 ‑ עֶזְרָת (ez‑raw', ez‑rawth');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I later ἀντί-λημψις, εως, ἡ, receiving in turn or exchange, Th. 1.120; counterclaim, X. HG 3.5.5.

II (from Med.)

1. laying hold of in turn, reciprocation, Democr. ap. Arist. Fr. 208; of cultivated plants, giving a return, Thphr. CP 3.6.6; of a vine laying hold by its tendrils, ib. 2.18.2. taking in hand, τοῦ λ[ε] ιτουργήματος POxy 900.13 (iv A.D.).

2. = ἀντιλαβή, hold, support, X. Eq. 5.7; of a bandage, Hp. Off. 9; ἀντίληψιν βοηθείας ἔχειν D.S. 1.30; ἀ. διδόναι τινί give one a handle, Plu. 2.966e; ἀ. παρέχειν Luc. Anach. 2.

3. defence, succour, UPZ 42.38 (ii B.C.), PAmh. 35.58 (ii B.C.), BGU 1187.27 (i B.C.), LXX Psalms 22:20(21).20,al., 1 Corinthians 12:28, Iamb. Myst. 7.3.

4. claim to a thing, X. HG 3.5.5.

5. objection, Pl. Phd. 87a, Sph. 241b, Hp.Ma. 287a, Plu. Alex. 18, Iamb. Myst. 1.1, al.: in forensic oratory, plea of justification, Hermog. Stat. 2, al., Syrian. in Hermog. 2p.79R.; discussion, θεολογικὴ ἀ. Iamb. Myst. 1.8.

6. grasping with the mind, apprehension, Epicur. Fr. 250, Stoic. 2.206, Diog.Oen. 4; φυσικὴν -ψιν ποιεῖσθαί τινος D.S. 3.15; οὐκ ἐπιστρέφει τὴν ἀ. does not attract the attention, [ Longin. ] Rh. p.190H.; of sensuous perception, Stoic. 2.230, Ti.Locr. 100b, Anon. in Tht. 59.48, Phld. Herc. 1003, Alex Aphr. in Top. 91.5; ποιοτήτων Plu. 2.625b, cf. Metrod. 1.

7. of disease, seizure, attack, τῶν ἀκρωτηρίων Th. 2.49.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀντίληψις (L T Tr WH ἀντίλημψις; see Mu), ἀντιλήψεώς, (ἀντιλαμβάνομαι), in secular authors, mutual acceptance (Thucydides 1, 120), a laying hold of, apprehension, perception, objection of a disputant, etc. In Biblical speech aid, help (Psalm 21:20 (cf. ); 1 Esdr. 8:27; Sir. 11:12 Sir. 51:7; 2 Macc. 15:7, etc.); plur, 1 Corinthians 12:28, the ministrations of the deacons, who have care of the poor and the sick.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀντί -λημψις ,

(Rec. -ληψις ; v. MM, VGT s.v.; M, Pr., 56), -εως ,

(< ἀντιλαμβάνομαι ),

[in LXX for H5797, H2220, etc., freq. in Pss and 2,3Mac.; freq. also in Papyri in petitions to the Ptolemies in sense of βοήθεια (v. Deiss., LAE, 107; BS, 92, 223);]

1. cl. a laying hold of, an exchange.

2. Hellenistic (LXX, Papyri) help: pl. of ministrations of deacons; 1 Corinthians 12:28 (DB, ii, 347 f.; Cremer, 386).†

ἀντί -ληψις , see ἀντίλημψις .

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Like the verb, the subst. frequently has the meaning ";help"; in petitions, e.g. P Par 26.40 (B.C. 163–2) (= Selections, p. 17) δεόμεθα οὖν ὑμῶν, μίαν ἔχουσαι ἐλπίδα τὴν ὑφ᾽ ὑμῶν ἐσομένην ἀντίληψιν, ἀποστεῖλαι ἡμῶν τὴν ἔντευξιν ἐπὶ Διονύσιον, ";we beg you, therefore, having as our one hope the assistance that lies in your power, to send away our petition to Dionysius,"; P Amh II. 35.57 (B.C. 132) τυχόντες τῆς παρὰ σ ̣[ο ]ῦ ἀντιλήψεως, P Grenf I. 15.1 (not later than B.C. 146 or 135) σῆς δικαίας ἀντιλήψεως, BGU IV. 1187.27 (i/B.C.). For the extension of this meaning to religious matters in the LXX and in 1 Corinthians 12:28, see BS p. 92. It should be noted that the μ which WH insert in the noun in this last passage begins to invade it even in the earlier documents : cf. Proleg. p. 56. Thus P Lond 23.20 (B.C. 158) (= I. p. 38) ἧς ἔχετε πρὸς πάντας. . . ἀντιλήμψεως, and the same phrase in P Tebt I. 43.29 (B.C. 118) : cf. P Tebt II. 283.20 ff. (B.C. 93 or 60) τούτου δὲ γενομ [ ]νου ἔσομαι τετευχὼς [τῆ ]ς παρὰ σοῦ ἀντιλήμψεως, ";for if this is done I shall have gained succour from you"; (Edd.). Later examples of the word are P Fay 296 (A.D. 113) διὸ ἐπὶ σὲ τὴν καταφ [υ ]γὴν ποιησάμενος ἀξιῶ ἐάν σοι φαίνηται ἀντιλήμψεως τυχεῖν πρὸς τὸ δύνασθαί με ἐπιμένιν ἐν τῇ ἰδίᾳ διευθύνων τὰ δημοσίᾳ, and BGU II. 61313 (time of Antoninus Pius) δεόμενος τῆς ἀπὸ σοῦ ἀντιλήμψεως τ ̣[υχεῖ ]ν.


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List of Word Forms
αντιλημψεις ἀντιλήμψεις αντιλήψεις αντιλήψεως αντίληψιν αντίληψίν αντίληψις antilempseis antilēmpseis antilḗmpseis
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