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Strong's #578 - ἀποβλέπω

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  1. to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on some one thing
    1. to look at attentively
  2. to look with steadfast mental gaze
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6049 ‑ עָנַן (aw‑nan');  6437 ‑ פָּנָה (paw‑naw');  6845 ‑ צָפַן (tsaw‑fan');  7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -βλέψομαι Luc. Somn. 12, etc., but -βλέψω Hero Spir. 2.34: pf. -βέβλεφα Antip.Stoic. 3.254 codd. Stob.:

I Med., pres., Luc. VH 2.47 (v.l.): aor., Sch. Od. 12.247: Pass., Ar. Ec. 726:

1. look away from all other objects at one, gaze steadfastly, ἐς ἐμέ Hdt. 7.135; εῐς σε E. Andr. 246, cf. Pl. Chrm. 162b, al.; ἐς ἀκτάς E. Hipp. 1206; ἐς μίαν τύχην Id. Hel. 267; πρὸς τὸ Ηραιον Hdt. 9.61, cf. Pl. R. 431b; πρός τιϝα Id. Phd. 115c, Phdr. 234d, al.

2. pay attention to, regard, ἐς τὸ κακόν Ar. Ra. 1171; πρὸς τὰ κοινά E. Supp. 422; εἰς τὰ πράγματα ἀ. φαύλως ἔχοντα D. 2.29; εἰς τὸ κέρδος μόνον Demetr.Com.Vet. 4; εἰς τὴν μισθαποδοσίαν Hebrews 11:26; ἐπί τι Pl. Phlb. 61d; κατάτι Luc. DMort. 18.1; πρός τι Pl. R. 477c,al.; εἰς τὰ πράγματα καὶ πρὸς τοὺς λόγους ἀ. D. 3.1: c. acc., Thphr. Vert. 8, Plu. Luc. 26, etc.

3. of places, etc., look, face in a particular direction, πρὸς ὁδόν D.C. 76.11 (of a statue); Ρήνου προχοάς AP 9.283 (Crin.); ἐπὶ τὴν ἀνατολήν J. AJ 11.5.5.

4. look upon with love, wonder or admiration, look at as a model, c. acc., οὐ χρὴ.. μέγαν ὄλβον ἀ. S. Fr. 593; ἀ. τινά Luc. Vit.Auct. 10, cf. D. 19.265; προϊόντα ἴσα θεῷ ἀπέβλεπον Philostr. VA 5.24; more freq. with a Pr, εἰς ἔμ' Ελλὰς.. . E. IA 1378; ἡ σὴ πατρὶς εἰς σὲ ἀ. X. HG 6.1.8,cf. Th. 3.58; εἰς τὴν εὐσέβειαν τῆς θεοῦ SIG 867.11 (Ephesus); so ἀ. πρός τινα E. IT 928, X. Mem. 4.2.30, Thphr. Char. 2.2; of a vain person, ἀ. εἰς τὴν ἑαντῆς σκιάν X. Mem. 2.1.22; of entire dependence, πάντα ἀ. εἰς τὸν ἐραστήν Pl. Phdr. 239b; εἰς ἀλλοτρίαν τράπεζαν X. An. 7.2.33; look longingly, ἐς τὸν ἀγρόν Ar. Ach. 32: Pass., to be looked up to, Id. Ec. 726, Aeschin.Socr. Fr. 56D.; ὡς εὐδαίμων ἀ. Luc. Nigr. 13, cf. Somn. 11.

5. ἐς τοιόνδ' ἀποβλέψας μόνον τροαῖον αὐτοῦ στήσομαι with a single look, E. Andr. 762.

II look away, D.Chr. 21.13: c.gen., Philostr. Im. 1.1; ἀ. ἀπ' ἀμφοτέρων face both ways, dub. in X. HG 2.3.31; ἀπὸ τοῦ συμφέροντος Antip.l.c.

III Med., look at each other, ταυρωπὸν ἀποβλεψάμενοι Ph. 1.602.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποβλέπω: (imperfect ἀπεβλεπον); to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on some one thing; to look at attentively: εἰς τί (often in Greek writings); tropically, to look with steadfast mental gaze: εἰς τήν μισθαποδοσίαν, Hebrews 11:26 (Winer's Grammar, § 66, 2 d.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπο -βλέπω ,

[in LXX for H6437, etc.;]

to look away from all else at one object; hence, to look steadfastly: Hebrews 11:26 (cf. ἀφοράω ).†

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

For this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (Hebrews 11:26) cf. Syll 656.10 (Ephesus, ii/A.D.) ἀποβλέπων εἴς τε τὴν εὐσέβειαν τῆς θεοῦ καὶ εἰς τὴν τῆς λαμπροτάτης Ἐφεσίων πόλεως τειμήν.

[Supplemental from 1930 edition]

PSI IV. 414.9 (iii/B.C.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
απέβλεπε απεβλεπεν ἀπέβλεπεν απέβλεψεν αποβλέπετε αποβλέποντες αποβλέπουσιν apeblepen apéblepen
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