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Strong's #5089 - τίλλω

perhaps akin to the alternate of (G138), and thus to (G4951)
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  1. to pluck, pluck off
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Strong #: 4803 ‑ מָרַט (maw‑rat');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Il. 22.78, etc.: fut. τῐλῶ (ἀπο-) Cratin. 123, (παρα-) Ar. Eq. 373: aor. ἔτῑλα Theoc. 3.21, (ἀπ-) Ar. Lys. 578. Fr. 686: pf. τέτιλκα PCair.Zen. 782 (b.). 121 (iii B.C.):

Med., impf. τιλλέσθην Il. 24.711: fut. τῐλοῦμαι (παρα-) Men. 363.5: Pass., aor. ἐτίλθην Ar. Nu. 1083: 2 aor. ἐτίλην [ ] LXX Daniel 7:4 sg. imper. τιλήτωι PFay. 131.18 (iii/iv A.D.); part. τειλείς (i.e. τιλ-) PFlor. 322.36 (iii A.D.): pf. τέτιλμαι LXX Isaiah 18:7, (ἐκ-) Anacr. 21.10, (ἀπο-) Anaxil. 22.20, (παρα-) Ar. Ra. 516:

pluck or pull out hair, etc., πολιὰς δ' ἄρ' ἀνὰ τρίχας ἕλκετο χερσί, τίλλων ἐκ κεφαλῆς Il. 22.78; τίλλε κόμην ib. 406; τρίχας Men. Epit. 271, Her. 5; ἐρέβινθον PCair.Zen. 719.6 (iii B.C.); τ. στάχυας καὶ ἐσθίειν Matthew 12:1; τ. χόρτον τοῖς κτῆσι PFlor. 321.47 (iii A.D.): Med., Χαίτας τίλλεσθαι pluck out one's hair, Od. 10.567.

2. with acc. of that from which the hair or feathers are plucked, τίλλειν πέλειαν, of birds of prey, 15.527, cf. Hdt. 3.76; κίρκον εἰσορῶ.. χηλαῖς κάρα τίλλοντα A. Pers. 209; τίλλουσι τὴν γλαῦκα, of small birds attacking the owl, Arist. HA 609a15; so of the cuckoo, ib. 618a29 (Pass.); as a description of an idle fellow, τίλλων ἑαυτόν Ar. Pax 546, cf. Ra. 428; of a cook, pluck a fowl, Eub. 150.5, cf. Plu. 2.233a; also τ. λαγών Ar. Fr. 212; τ. πλάτανον pluck its leaves off, Plu. Them. 18; τὸν στέφανον τῖλαί με κατ' αὐτίκα λεπτὰ ποησεῖς Theoc. l.c.; κῴδια τ. PPetr. 2p.108 = 3p.78 (iii B.C.); also, pluck live sheep, instead of shearing, τοῖς τίλλουσιν τὰ ὑποδίφθερα (sc. πρόβατα) PCair.Zen. 430.3 (iii B.C.), cf. Suid. s.v. πεκτῆρες: — Pass., have one's hair plucked out, Ar. Th. 593; τέφρᾳ τιλθῆναι, as a punishment of adulterers, Id. Nu. 1083; v. παρατίλλω, τέφρα.

3. c. acc. cogn., τίλματα τ. Plu. 2.48b, cf. Herod. 2.70.

4. τ. μέλη pluck the harp-strings, play harp-tunes, Cratin. 256 (lyr.).

5. pick so as to extract fibre, τετίλκασι στιππύου δέσμας σ PCair.Zen. l.c.

6. νεφέλιον παρατεταμένον καὶ τιλλόμενον cirrous, Thphr. Sign. 43.

II since tearing the hair was a usual expression of sorrow, τίλλεσθαί τινα tear one's hair in sorrow for any one, τόν γ' ἄλοχός τε φίλη καὶ πότνια μήτηρ τιλλέσθην Il. 24.711: without acc., τιλλόμενοι καὶ κλαίοντες Phld. Ir. p.36 W.

III metaph., pluck, vex, annoy, Anacr. 13 B; στέφανον τ., = τοὺς νόμους λυμαίνεσθαι, Pythag. ap. Porph. VP 42: Pass., ὑπὸ συκοφαντῶν τίλλεσθαι, with allusion to a bird's feathers, Ar. Av. 285. (Not found in Att. Prose.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τίλλω; imperfect ἔτιλλον; from Homer down; to pluck, pluck off: στραχυας, Matthew 12:1; Mark 2:23 (on this cf., p. 524b top); Luke 6:1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τίλλω ,

[in LXX: Ezra 9:3, Isaiah 18:7, Da LXX Daniel 7:4 (H4803) *;]

to pluck, pluck off: στάχυας , Matthew 12:1, Mark 2:23, Luke 6:1.†

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

";tempestuous"; (Acts 27:14). For Τυφῶν, ";the malignant demon par excellence of magic,"; see P Osl I. 1i. 4 (iv/A.D.) ἐλθέ, Τυφῶν, ὁ ἐπὶ τὴν ὑπτίαν πύλην καθήμενος, with the editor’s note p. 33 ff.


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