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Strong's #4951 - σύρω

Root Word (Etymology)
probably akin to (G138)
Parts of Speech
to trail
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  1. to draw, drag
    1. of one before the judge, to prison, to punishment
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2119 ‑ זָחַל (zaw‑khal');  5498 ‑ סָחַב (saw‑khab');  7857 ‑ שָׁטַף (shaw‑taf');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σύρω [], Batr. 75, etc.: fut. σῠρῶ LXX 2 Samuel 17:13 : aor. ἔσῡρα (κατ-) Hdt. 5.81, (παρ-) A. Pr. 1065 (anap.), (δι-) D. 19.313: pf. σέσυρκα (δια-) Diph. 75, (ἐπι-) D.H. 1.7: Med., aor. ἐσῡράμην (περι-) Hyp. Fr. 264, (ἀν-) D.S. 1.85: Pass., aor. ἐσύρην [ ] Paus. 2.32.1: pf. σέσυρμαι (ἐπι-) Plb. 12.4c. 3, Luc. Nav. 2:

draw, drag, trail along, χιτῶνα Theoc. 2.73; μέχρι τῶν σφυρῶν τὴν ἐσθῆτα ς. D.C. 46.18; βλαύτας σύρων trailing his torn slippers, Anaxil. 18.2 (anap.); cf. σύρμα 1.1.; drag a net, John 21:8, Plu. 2.977f; ς. πηκτίδα, v. πηκτίς 1.2; of oxen, ἵνα σύρῃ τὰ ξύλα PFlor. 158.7 (iii A.D.); drag about, τι Luc. Asin. 56, Orph. H. 81.4: Pass., hang trailing, trail along, οὐρή, νηδύς, Tryph. 82, AP 9.310(Antiphil.); of a person, crawl, σύρεσθαι γαστέρι ib. 5.293.12 (Agath.): also intr. in Act., of a column of ships compared to a serpent, Lyc. 217; crawl, συρόντων ἐπὶ γῆν LXX De. 32.24.

2. drag by force, hale, αἰχμάλωτον Theoc. Adon. 12; Πριαμίδην AP 7.152 (Pass.); ἄνδρας καὶ γυναῖκας Acts 8:3; of waves or rivers, sweep, sweep away, κλύδων ἐπὶ χέρσον ἔσυρεν δελφῖνα AP 7.216 (Antip. Thess.), cf. 9.84 (Antiphan., Pass.); πόλεμος χειμάρρου δίκην πάντα ς. Plu. 2.5f: metaph., φάραγγα ς. the dough has a cleft made in it, Eub. 75.12: Pass., σύρεσθαι κατὰ ῥοῦν Plu. Mar. 23; χρυσὸς οὐ μεταλλεύεται μόνον, ἀλλὰ καὶ σύρεται, of gold-dust (cf. συρτός), Str. 3.2.8: abs. in Pass., of a stream, flow or run down, D.P. 46, cf. Orac.Chald. ap. Dam. Pr. 262: metaph. in AP 10.62 (Pall.).

3. metaph. in Pass., to be dragged, drawn, εἰς οὐκ ἀναγκαῖα πράγματα Diog.Oen. 1, cf. Iamb. VP 3.16.

4. Pass., of taxes, to be attached to land, pf. part. σεσυρομένης (sic) PLond. 5.1686.33 (vi A.D.), cf. ἐπισεσυρομένα in PFlor. 294.41 (vi A.D.), and ἐπισύρεσθαι in PMasp. 151.135 (vi A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σύρω; imperfect ἔσυρον; from (Aeschylus and Herodotus (in compound), Aristotle), Theocritus down; (the Sept. 2 Samuel 17:13); to draw, to drag: τί, John 21:8; Revelation 12:4; τινα, one (before the judge, to prison, to punishment; ἐπί τά βασανιστήρια, εἰς τό δεσμωτήριον, Epictetus diss. 1, 29, 22; others), Acts 8:3 ἔξω τῆς πόλεως, Acts 14:19; ἐπί τούς πολιτάρχας, Acts 17:6. (Compare: κατασύρω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σύρω ,

[in LXX: 2 Kings 17:13 (H5498), 4 Maccabees 6:1, al.;]

to draw, drag: c. acc rei, John 21:8, Revelation 12:4; c. acc pers., of taking to trial or punishment, Acts 8:3; ἔξω τ . πόλεως , Acts 14:19; ἐπὶ τ . πολιτάρχας (cf. 4Mac, l.c.), Acts 17:6 (cf. κατα -ούρω ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
έσυραν εσυρον έσυρον ἔσυρον συνεσκότασε συρει σύρει σύρον συροντες σύροντες συρόντων συρούμεν σύρουσαι συρων σύρων συσκήνου συσκιάζον συσκιαζόντες συσκιάζοντες συσκιάζοντος σύσκιος συσκίου συσκοτάζων συσκοτάσαι συσκοτασάτω συσκοτάσει συσκοτάσουσι συσκοτάσουσιν συσκοτάσω esuron esyron ésyron surei suron surōn surontes syrei sýrei syron syrōn sýron sýrōn syrontes sýrontes
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