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Strong's #5535 - χρῄζω

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  1. to have need of, to be in want of
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Thgn. 958, A. Pr. 376, Ar. Nu. 891 (anap.), Th. 3.109, etc.; in Att. hardly found exc. in pres. and impf. (but v. infr. 11): and Ion. χρηΐζω, as always in Hom., and Hdt. 1.41, 5.19, 30, 9.87; written χρηιίζω, SIG 57.41 (Milet., v B. C.); also χρεΐζω, Herod. 7.64; Dor. χρῄζω SIG 56.23 (Argos, v B. C.); also χρήζω ib.1006.3 (Cos, iii B. C.); χρείζω ib.953.27 (Calymna, ii B. C.): sicil. Dor. χρῄσδω Theoc. 8.11; Megar. Dor. χρῄδδω Ar. Ach. 734: fut. χρῄσω Ti.Locr. 99a, Ion. χρηΐσω Hdt. 7.38: aor. Ion. χρηΐσαι prob. Id. 5.65; part. χρηΐσας ib. 20, 7.38: (χρή):

want, lack, have need of, c. gen., χρηΐζοντα.. ἰητῆρος Il. 11.835; εἴρετο.. ὅττευ χρηΐζων ἱκόμην Od. 17.121, cf. 558; οὐδ' ἐμοῦ διδασκάλου χρῄζεις A. Pr. 376; δύο χρῄσει [μεσοτάτων ] Ti.Locr. l. c.: abs. in part. χρηΐζων needy, poor, Od. 11.340, Hes. Op. 351.

2. desire, long for, crave, χρηΐζειν ἀπεόντος ib. 367; τοῦτον ὦν δοκέω.. ποιήσειν ὧν ἂν χρηΐζωμεν Hdt. 5.30; χρημάτων χ. Id. 9.87; βορᾶς A. Ch. 530; τοῦ μακροῦ χ. βίου Soph. Aj. 473: rarely c. acc., πᾶν μᾶλλον δοκέων μιν χρηΐσειν ἢ τὸ ἐδεήθη Hdt. 7.38; ὥστ' ἄλλα χρῄζειν S. OT 595, cf. E. Supp. 123; an inf. may freq. be supplied, φράζε.. ὅ τι χρῄζεις (sc. φράζειν) Ar. Nu. 359, cf. 453 (both anap.); ἴθ' ὅποι χρῄζεις (sc. ἰέναι) ib. 891 (anap.), cf. Th. 751, A. Pr. 928, S. OT 365; τί δῆτα χρῄζεις; ib. 622, OC 643. c. acc. pers. et inf., ask or desire that one should do a thing, Hdt. 1.41, 112, 152, al.; so c. gen. pers. et inf., desire of one to do, Id. 5.19, 65, 9.55; in Trag., c. inf. only, desire to do a thing, A. Pr. 235, 285, al., S. OT 91, E. Hec. 347, etc.: rare in Prose, Th. 3.109, X. Cyr. 1.6.15. c. dupl. gen. pers. et rei, τῶνδε ἐγὼ ὑμέων χρηΐζων συνέλεξα hdt. 7.53. χρῄζειν παρά τινος c. inf., Ps.- Hdt. Vit.Hom. 17.

3. part. χρῄζων is used abs. for εἰ χρῄζει, if one will, if one chooses, Thgn. 958, A. Ch. 340 (anap.); ἄλλα φανεῖ χρῄζων (sc. Ἑρμῆς) if propitious, ib. [815] (lyr.); ἢν τὸν θεὸν χρῄζοντ' ἔχῃ E. Supp. 597; ποταγγελλέτω ὁ χρῄζων, = ὁ βουλόμενος, IG 12(1).677.34 (Ialysus); also τὸ χρῇζον your solicitation, E.IA 1017.

II Pass., χρησθείς is f. l. in S. Ant. 24.

χρῄζω, = χράω (B) A. 1, deliver an oracle, foretell, only in E. Hel. 516 (lyr.; leg. χρήσασ').

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χρῄζω; (χρή); from Homer down; to have need of, to be in want of: with a genitive of the object (Winer's Grammar, § 30, 8 a.), Matthew 6:32; Luke 11:8; Luke 12:30; Romans 16:2 (here with the genitive of a person); 2 Corinthians 3:1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χρῄζω (< χρή ),

[in LXX Judges 11:7, 1 Samuel 17:18 A *;]

to need, have need of: c. gen. rei, Matthew 6:32, Luke 11:8; Luke 12:30, 2 Corinthians 3:1; c. gen. pers. seq. ἐν , Romans 16:2.†

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
χρηζει χρήζει χρῄζει χρηζετε χρήζετε χρῄζετε χρηζη χρήζη χρῄζῃ χρηζομεν χρήζομεν χρῄζομεν χρήζωσιν chrḗizei chrḗizēi chrḗizete chrḗizomen chreze chrēzē chrezei chrēzei chrezete chrēzete chrezomen chrēzomen
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