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Strong's #64 - ἀγρεύω

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  1. to hunt, to take by hunting, catch
  2. metaph. to hunt after, pursue eagerly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1342 ‑ גָּאָה (gaw‑aw');  3920 ‑ לָכַד (law‑kad');  3947 ‑ לָקַח (law‑kakh');  6696 ‑ צוּר (tsoor);  7843 ‑ שָׁחַת (shaw‑khath');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀγρ-εύω, fut. εύσω Call. Dian. 85: aor. ἤγρευσα E. Ba. 1204: Med., v. infr.: Pass., aor. ἠγρεύθην AP, v. infr.: (ἀγρεύς):

1. take by hunting or fishing, catch, ἰχθῦς Hdt. 2.95, cf. X. Cyn. 12.6; ἄγραν ἠγρευκότες E. Ba. 434; of war, φιλεῖ.. ἄνδρας.. ἀγρεύειν νέους S. Fr. 554: also in Med., θύματ' ἠγρεύσασθε ye caught or chose your victim, E. IT 1163; τί μοι ξίφος ἐκ χερὸς ἠγρεύσω; why didst thou snatch.. ? Id. Andr. 842: Pass., X. An. 5.3.8, cf. Sphaer.Stoic. 1.142; ἀγρευθεὶς ἤγρευσε AP 9.94 (Isid.), 12.113 (Mel.).

2. metaph., hunt after, thirst for, αἷμα E. Ba. 138; σὰν (sc. Ἀρετᾶς) ἀ. δύναμιν Arist. Fr. 675.11; ὕπνον AP 7.196 (Mel.), cf. 12.125 (Mel.); but ἀγρεύειν τινὰ λόγῳ to catch by his words, Mark 12:13.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀγρεύω: 1 aorist ή᾿γρευσα; (ἄγρα); to catch (properly, wild animals, fishes): figurative, Mark 12:13 ἵνα αὐτόν ἀγρεύσωσι λόγῳ in order to entrap him by some inconsiderate remark elicited from him in conversation, cf. Luke 20:20. (In Anthol. it often denotes to ensnare in the toils of love, captivate; cf. παγιδεύω, Matthew 22:15; σαγηνεύω, Lucian, Tim. 25.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀγρεύω (ἄγρα ),

[in LXX: Job 10:16, Proverbs 5:22 Proverbs 6:25-26, Hosea 5:2 (H3947 ni., H7843, etc.)*;]

to catch or take by hunting or fishing; metaph., Mark 12:13.†

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

In the literal sense this verb occurs in P Louvre 10632 ( = Chrest. I. 167.15, B.C. 131) ἐὰν τῆς ταραχῆ [ς. . . . . . . . . ο ]ἱ ἁλιεῖς δυνηθῶσι ἀγρεύειν τὸν [αὐτὸν τρόπον, ὃν καὶ ] πρότερον εἰθ [ι ]σμένοι ἐ [ν ] τόποις [ ]σαν, and P Oxy I. 122.9 (iii/iv A.D.) ἡμεῖ [ς ] δ ̣ε ̣, ἀγρεύειν τῶν θηρίων δυνά [με ]θ ̣α οὐδὲ ἕν, ";and we cannot catch a single animal"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αγρεύει αγρευθής αγρεύομαι αγρεύοντες αγρεύουσι αγρευσωσιν ἀγρεύσωσιν αγριανθήσεται agreusosin agreusōsin agreúsosin agreúsōsin
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