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Strong's #4855 - συμφύω

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  1. to cause to grow together
  2. to grow together, grow with
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Strong #: 225 ‑ אוּת (ooth);  2266 ‑ חָבַר (khaw‑bar');  5117 ‑ נוּחַ (noo'‑akh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


later συμφῠτ-φύνω CR 33.5 (near Antioch):

make to grow together, unite a wound, D.S. 32.11 (cj.), Dsc. 1.128; ς. τὰ ὁμογενῆ Arist. Mete. 378b15; ς. τοὺς ἄνωθεν ὀδόντας imagine them unite into one, Id. PA 659b24; ς. τινὰς εἰς φιλότητα unite them, Pl. 323b: but συμφῦσαι in Id. Smp. 192e is f.l. for συμφυσῆσαι.

II Pass., with pf. Act. συμπέφῡκα, aor. 2 συνέφῡν (3 sg. opt. συμφύη Sor. 2.89); also συνεφύην Arist. Pol. 1262b13, Thphr. CP 5.5.3, Sor. 1.36, etc.: fut. συμφυήσομαι Gp. 4.12.9: grow together, Emp. 26.7, 95 (tm.), Pl. Smp. 191a, Ti. 76e, X. Cyr. 4.3.18, etc.; [ ψυχὴ καὶ σῶμα ] Pl. Phdr. 246d; of a political constitution, Plb. 4.32.9.

2. grow together, unite, as a wound, Hp. Aph. 6.24, al.; of bones, Id. Art. 14, Sor. 2.57; of the mouth of the womb and other passages, Arist. GA 773a16, cf. 747a12; τὰ Χείλη καὶ τὰ βλέφαρα καὶ τῶν δακτύλων τὰ μεταξὺ πολλάκις ἑλκωθέντα συνέφυ, κατὰ φύσιν δὲ ἔχοντα.. οὐ συμφύεται διὰ λειότητα Diocl.Fr. 26; διὰ τί οἱ αἰδούμενοι τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς συμπεφύκασι; Alex.Aphr. Pr. 1.70.

3. unite with, οὐ τῷ τυχόντι συμφύεται τὸ τυχόν Arist. Sens. 438b1; συμπεφυκυῖαι ἰδέαι εἰς ἕν, e.g. Chimaera, etc., Pl. R. 588c; εἰς ταὐτὸν συμφύεσθαι ib. 503b; ς. πρός τι Plu. 2.924e.

4. become assimilated, become natural, Arist. EN 1147a22.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

συμφύω (T WH συνφύω cf. σύν, II. at the end): 2 aorist passive participle nominative plural feminine συμφυεῖσθαι;

1. transitive, to cause to grow together (Plato, Aristotle).

2. passive intransitive, to grow together, grow with: Luke 8:7.*)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** συν -φύω

(Rec. συμ -),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 13:13 *;]

to cause to grow together. Pass., to grow together or with (Plat. al.): Luke 8:7.†

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

συνφύω is used in the 2 aor. pass, for 2 aor. act. = ";grow up together with"; in Luke 8:7. For the act. sec P Ryl II. 427 Fr. 8 τ ]ῶν συνφυόντων. See also s.v. σύμφυτος.


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
συμφυείσαι συμφυεῖσαι συνφυεισαι συνφυεῖσαι sumphueisai symphyeisai symphyeîsai
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