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Strong's #519 - ἀπάγχομαι

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G575) and agcho (to choke akin to the base of (G43))
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  1. to throttle, strangle, in order to put out of the way or kill
  2. to hang one's self, to end one's life by hanging
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2614 ‑ חָנַק (khaw‑nak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


From G575 and ἄγχω agchō (to choke; akin to the base of G43);

ἄγχω, fut. ἄγξω Ar. Ec. 638, Luc. DMort. 22.1: aor. 1 inf. ἄγξαι v.l. for ἄξαι LXX 4 Maccabees 9:17, (ἀπ-) Ar. Pax 796: Med. and Pass. (v. infr.) only in pres.: squeeze, esp. the throat, ἄγχε μιν ἱμὰς ὑπὸ δειρήν Il. 3.371; embrace, μὴ θέλουσαν Anacreont. 57.22, cf. Herod. 1.18; hug, in wrestling, Id. 2.12, Luc. Anach. 1, Paus. 8.40.2, Philostr. Im. 1.6 (Pass.); strangle, throttle, τοὺς πατέρας ἦγχον νύκτωρ Ar. V. 1039, cf. Ec. 638, 640; τὸν Κέρβερον ἀπῇζας ἄγχων Id. Ra. 468, cf. Av. 1575; κἂν ταῦρον ἄγχοις Id. Lys. 81, cf. Crates Com. 29, D. 54.20, Theoc. 5.106, APl. 4.90; ἐν χαλινῷ τὰς σιαγόνας ἄ. LXX Psalms 31:9 (32). 9: metaph., of pressing creditors, Ar. Eq. 775, Luc. Symp. 32; ψυχὴ ὑπὸ τοῦ σώματος ἀγχομένη Corp.Herm. 10.24, cf. 7.3; of a guilty conscience, τοῦτο.. ἄγχει, σιωπᾶν ποιεῖ D. 19.208: Med., strangle oneself, Hp. Morb. 2.68: Pass., Pi. N. 1.46, D. 47.59, Theoc. 7.125; to be drowned, Hp. Virg. 1. Not in Trag.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπάγχω (cf. Latinangustus,anxius, English anguish, etc.; Curtius, § 166): 1 aorist middle ἀπηγξαμην; to throttle, strangle, in order to put out of the way (ἀπό away, cf. ἀποκτείνω to kill off), Homer, Odyssey 19, 230; middle to hang oneself, to end one's life by hanging: Matthew 27:5. (2 Samuel 17:23; Tobit 3:10; in Attic from Aeschylus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπ -άγχω

(< ἄγχω , to press, strangle),

[in LXX: 2 Samuel 17:23 (H2614), Tobit 3:10*;]

to strangle; mid., to hang oneself (or, to choke; v. M, Pr., 155): Matthew 27:5.†

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
απηγξατο απήγξατο ἀπήγξατο apenxato apēnxato apḗnxato
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