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Strong's #5605 - ὠδίνω

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  1. to feel the pains of child birth, to travail
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2029 ‑ הָרָה (haw‑raw');  2254 ‑ חָבַל (khaw‑bal');  2342 ‑ חוּל (khool, kheel);  6887 ‑ צָרַר (tsaw‑rar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[], used by early writers only in pres.: fut. ὠδῑνήσω LXX Habakkuk 3:10 : aor. ὤδῑνα AP 7.561 (Jul.Aeg.), Opp. C. 1.5, Jul. Or. 2.56d; ὠδίνησα LXX Psalms 7:15 : so aor. Med. and Pass., ὠδινησάμην, -ήθην, Aq. Psalms 114:7(113).7, Proverbs 8:25 :

to have the pains of childbirth, be in travail, ὡς δ' ὅταν ὠδίνουσαν ἔχῃ βέλος ὀξὺ γυναῖκα Il. 11.269; ὠδίνειν τρομέω· χαλεπὸν βέλος Εἰλειθυίας Theoc. 27.29, cf. Ar. Th. 502, Ec. 529, Hp. Epid. 5.25, Pl. R. 395e, etc.

2. c. acc., to be in travail of a child, bring forth, E. IA 1234, LXX Ca. 8.5: of animals, ὠ. νεοττούς Ael. NA 2.46: prov., ὤδινεν ὄρος Luc. Hist.Conscr. 23.

II metaph. of any great pain, to be in travail or anguish, of the Cyclops, στενάχων τε καὶ ὠδίνων ὀδύνῃσι Od. 9.415; Κύπριδι AP 7.30 (Antip.Sid.); labour painfully, ὠδίνουσι μέλισσαι ib. 9.363.22 (Mel. (?)); of the mind, to be in the throes or agonies of thought, Pl. Tht. 148e, al.; κυοῦμέν τε καὶ ὠ. περὶ ἐπιστήμης ib. 210b; ὑπὲρ δισσῶν μίαν ὠδίνειν ψυχήν E. Hipp. 258 (anap.); ὥστε μ' ὠδίνειν τί φῄς what you mean, S. Aj. 794, cf. E. Heracl. 644; ὠδίνειν εἴς τι to long painfully for a thing, Hld. 5.32: c. inf., Id. 2.21, Him. Ecl. 13.38, Or. 4.1: c. acc., Hld. 10.31; ἔξοδον Chor. 42.20 p.517 F.-R. worry, fuss, ὠδίνοντα μήποτε λήγειν περὶ τοῦ σώματος Pl. R. 407c.

2. c. acc., to be in travail with, συμφορᾶς βάρος S. Tr. 325; τὴν καύχησιν τὴν σοφιστικήν Epicur. Fr. 93, cf. AP 9.578 (Leo Phil.) (where ὧν is in the case of the anteced. by attraction).

3. Causal, cause to quiver, as in travail, φωνὴ βροντῆς ὠδίνησε γῆν LXX Si. 43.17(18) cod. Alex.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὠδίνω; from Homer down; the Sept. for חוּל, thrice for חִבֵּל; to feel the pains of childbirth, to travail: Galatians 4:27; Revelation 12:2; in figurative discourse, Paul uses the phrase οὖς πάλιν ὠδίνω, i. e. whose souls I am striving with intense effort and anguish to conform to the mind of Christ, Galatians 4:19. (Compare: συνωδίνω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὠδίνω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2342, also for H2254 pi., etc.;]

to have birthpangs, to travail: Galatians 4:27 (LXX), Revelation 12:2; metaph., Galatians 4:19 (cf. συν -ωδίνω ).†

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
ώδινε ωδίνεις ωδινήσαμεν ωδίνησέ ωδίνησεν ωδινήσουσι ωδινουσα ωδίνουσα ὠδίνουσα ωδίνουσαν ωδινούσης ωδινω ωδίνω ὠδίνω ωδοί ωδοίς ωμίαι ωμίαν ωμίας ώσας ώσεις ώση ωσθείς ωσμένω odino odíno ōdinō ōdínō odinousa odínousa ōdinousa ōdínousa
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