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Strong's #4856 - συμφωνέω

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  1. to agree together
  2. to agree with one in making a bargain, to make an agreement, to bargain
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

συμφων-έω, sound together, be in harmony or unison (cf. συμφωνία), ἐκ πασῶν μία ἁρμονία συμφωνεῖ Pl. R. 617b, cf. Thphr. Sens. 85, Arist. Pr. 919b2, Ion Eleg. 3; of reed-tongues, to be of the same quality, Thphr. HP 4.11.7; κιθαρισταὶ ς. Callix. 2; cf. συμφωνία 111: Pass., τὰ συμφωνούμενα consonants (lit. things which are sounded with vowels), D.H. Dem. 43.

II metaph., harmonize with, ποῖα ποίοις ς. τῶν γενῶν Pl. Sph. 253b, cf. Phd. 101d, Arist. EN 1107a32; ς. τοῖς εἰρημένοις Pl. R. 398c; τὰ ἔργα οὐ ς. τοῖς λόγοις Id. La. 193e; συμφωνοῦντα τοῖς ἔργοις in harmony with practical experience, Gal. 19.217; ἐπιθυμίαι οὐ ς. ἀλλήλαις Isoc. 5.87; οὐ συμφωνοῦσι.. φροντίδες μακαριότητι Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.28U.; also ταῦτα πρὸς ἄλληλα ς. συμφωνίαν τὴν ἀρίστην Arist. Pol. 1334b10; hold or express the same opinions, ταῦτα συμφωνοῦσι πάντες Thphr. CP 6.9.2; ἔντισι Pl. Phdr. 263b; περί τινος or τινων, Democr. 107, D.H. 2.47: Med., Thphr. CP 1.1.1: Pass., to be agreed to, παρὰ πᾶσι D.S. 1.20; εἰ συνεφωνεῖτο πάντα τοῖς γράψασι περὶ τροφῆς Gal. 6.454, cf. 15.107: c. inf., ἡ ἔφοδος ς. γενέσθαι D.H. 1.74: impers., τὴν ἁρπαγὴν γεγονέναι συμπεφώνηται D.S. 5.69, cf. Gal. 6.391; ς. ὅτι.. D.S. 1.26.

2. make an agreement or bargain with any one, ἰδίᾳ ς. πρὸς αὐτούς PCair.Zen. 302.13 (iii B.C.); συμφωνήσας Ἡρακλείδης μετὰ Θοτέως ib. 330.2 (iii B.C.); περί τινος Plb. 2.15.5; ς. τινὶ δηναρίου for a denarius, Matthew 20:13 : Pass., συνεφωνήθη ὑμῖν πειράσαι Acts 5:9; ὥστε.. D.S. 14.26; τὸ συμφωνηθέν the agreement, Id. 30.19; τὰ συμφωνηθέντα IG 42(1).77.20 (Epid., ii B.C.); τὰ εἴκοσι τάλαντα τὰ συμφωνηθέντα ib.22.844.9 (iii B.C.); ἀπέχω τὴν συμπεφωνημένην αὐτοῦ τιμήν BGU 1643.20 (ii A.D.).

3. unite for a bad purpose, conspire, τοῖς πένησι ἐπὶ τοὺς μέσους Arist. Pol. 1297a1.

III agree in saying, ὡς πάντα καλῶς κεῖται Pl. Lg. 634e; ὅτι οὐκ ἀσφαλές ἐστι Arist. Mir. 838b34. to be satisfactory, συμφωνεῖ μοι πάντα, ὡς πρόκειται PAmh. 2.149.22 (vi A.D.), cf. PLips. 26.13 (iv A.D.), etc.

2. of remedies, to be suitable, Archig. ap. Aët. 9.35, Gal. 11.806.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

συμφωνέω, συμφώνω; future συμφωνήσω ((Matthew 18:19 T Tr; Luke 5:36 L T Tr text WH)); 1 aorist συνεφώνησα; 1 aorist passive, συνεφωνήθην; from Plato and Aristotle down; properly, to sound together, be in accord; of sounds and of musical instruments. In the N. T. tropically, to be in accord, to harmonize, i. e., a. to agree together: περί (as respects) τίνος, Matthew 18:19 (Dionysius Halicarnassus 2, 47); τίνι, with a thing, Acts 15:15 (often in Greek authors); to agree i. e. correspond, of things congruous in nature, Luke 5:36; passive, συνεφωνήθη ὑμῖν, followed by an infinitive, it was agreed between you to etc. Acts 5:9.

b. to agree with one in making a bargain, to make an agreement, to bargain, (Polybius, Diodorus): μετά τίνος ἐκ δηναρίου (see ἐκ, II. 4), Matthew 20:2; with a dative of the person and genitive of the price, ibid. 13, (συνεφώνησεν μετ' αὐτοῦ τριῶν λιτρων ἀσήμου ἀργυρίου, Act. Thom. § 2).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

συμ -φωνίω , -ί , [in LXX: Genesis 14:3 (H2266) 2 Kings 12:8 (9) (H225 ni.), Isaiah 7:2 (H5117), 4 Maccabees 14:6 *;]


to agree in sound, be in harmony (Plat., Arist.). Metaph.,

(a) to agree with, agree together: Luke 5:36; c. dat. rei, Acts 15:15; seq. περί , Matthew 18:19; pass., c. dat. pers., συνεφωνήθη ὑμῖν , Acts 5:9;

(b) to agree as to a price (Polyb., Diod.): c. dat. pers., gen. pret., Matthew 20:13; seq. μετά . . . ἐκ , Matthew 20:2.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";commendatory,"; occurs in P Oxy XII. 1587.20 (late iii/A.D.) συστατικῶν γραμμάτων : cf. 2 Corinthians 3:1 συστατικῶν ἐπισρτολῶν. Good exx. of such letters are P Goodspeed 4 (ii/B.C.) (= Selections, p. 24), P Oxy IV. 787 (A.D. 16), ib. II. 294 (A.D. 22), ib. 292 (c. A.D. 25) (= Selections, P. 37).

Other exx. of the word are P Oxy III. 505.2 (ii/A.D.) κατὰ συστατικὸν γενόμενον, ";by the terms of a deed of representation"; (Edd.), and ib. 509.12 (late ii/A.D.) ὁμολο [γῶ ] τὸ íν ý συστατικὸν πεπυῆσθαί σ [ο ]ι, ";I acknowledge that the contract of representation has been made with you"; (Edd.), and in a more general sense P Tebt II. 315.29 (ii/A.D.) ἔχι γὰρ συστατικὰς ̣ [ ]π ̣ως τὸν ἀπιθοῦντα μετὰ φρουρᾶς τῷ ἀρχιερῖ πέμπιν, ";for he has instructions to send recalcitrants under guard to the high-priest"; (Edd.).

For συστάτης, ";a delegate,"; cf. P Oxy VIII. 1116.5 (A.D. 363) with note, and for σύστασις, ";an appointment,"; cf. ib. II. 261.17 (A.D. 55) εὐδοκεῖ γὰρ τῇδε τῇ συστάσει, and similarly P Tebt II. 317.14 (A.D. 174– 5). In P Flor I. 39.4 (A.D. 396) σ ̣υστάτης τῆς μελλούσης λιτου [ργεῖν φυ ]λ ̣ῆς, the word appears to mean ";representative"; (see the editor’s note). See s.v. συνίστημι.


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List of Word Forms
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