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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #661 - ἀποτίνω

from (G575) and (G5099)
Parts of Speech
  1. to pay off, repay
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5414 ‑ נָתַן (naw‑than');  7760 ‑ שִׂים (soom, seem);  8003 ‑ שָׁלֵם (shaw‑lame');  8254 ‑ שָׁקַל (shaw‑kal');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Arc. ἀπυτείω IG 5(2).6.43 (Tegea, iv B.C.), fut. -τείσω: aor. -έτεισα; Thess. 3 sg. aor. imper. ἀππεισάτον ib.9(2).1229 (ii B.C.):


1. repay, τιμὴν δ' Ἀργείοις ἀποτινέμεν Il. 3.286; εὐεργεσίας ἀποτίνειν Od. 22.235.

2. pay for a thing, πρὶν.. μνηστῆρας ὑπερβασίην σίην ἀποτεῖσαι ib. 13.193; Πατρόκλοιο δ' ἕλωρα.. ἀποτείσῃ may atone for making a prey of Patroclus, Il. 18.93; σύν τε μεγάλψ ἀπέτεισαν made atonement with a great price, ib. 4.161; ἀ. αἷμα A. Ag. 1338 (lyr.); πληγὰς τῶν ὑπεραύχων S. Ant. 1352.

3. more freq., pay in full, τίσιν οὐκ ἀποτείσει Orac. ap. Hdt. 5.56, cf. 3.109; ζημίην Id. 2.65; ἀργύριον Ar. V. 1255; ἐγγύας Antipho 2.2.12, cf. 5.63; χρήματα Lys. 1.29; ἀξίαν Luc. DMort. 30.1; ἀπότεισον pay the wager! Ar. Pl. 1059; in Law παθεῖν ἢ ἀποτεῖσαι are opposed to denote personal or pecuniary penalties, e.g. Lexap. D. 21.47, cf. ib.25; τί ἄξιός εἰμι παθεῖν ἢ ἀ.; Pl. Ap. 36b, cf. Plt. 299a, Lg. 843b, al.

4. c. acc. pers., ἀλάστωρ.. τόνδ' ἀπέτεισεν made him the price, A. Ag. 1503 (lyr.).

5. τὸ πεπρωμένον ἀ. pay the debt of fate, i.e. die, Epigr.Gr. 509 (Thess.).

II Med., ἀποτίνομαι, poet. ἀποτίνῠμαι (freq. written -τίννυμαι) Il. 16.398, Hes. Op. 247 (s.v.l.), Thgn. 362, Hdt. 6.65: fut. -τείσομαι: —

1. to get paid one, exact or require a penalty from, πόλεων δ' ἀπετίνυτο ποινήν Il. 16.398, etc.: c. dupl. acc., ἀποτείσασθαι δίκην ἐχθρούς E. Heracl. 852; δέκα τάλαντ' ἀ. Eup. 317 (dub.), etc.

2. c. acc. pers., ἀποτείσασθαί τινα avenge oneself on another, punish him, Od. 5.24, X. Cyr. 5.4.35, etc.

3. c. acc. rei, take vengeance for a thing, punish it, εἴ κέ ποτέ σφι βίας ἀποτείσεται Od. 3.216, cf. 16.255; τὰ παράνομα.. θεὸς ἀ. Ar. Th. 684: c. gen. rei, ἀ. τῶν.. ἱρῶν κατακαυθέντων Hdt. 6.101, v. supr. 1.2: abs., take vengeance, Thgn. l.c., Song of Solomon 4:16. [ ἀποτίνω ] has by position before νϝ in , in Att. For ἀποτίνυμαι, which has by nature, ἀποτείνυμαι should perh. be read in early texts; cf. foreg.]

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπο -τίνω (or -τίω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7760 pi.;]

to pay off, repay: Philemon 1:19 (MM, s.v.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The verb is very common—P Petr I. 16 (2).13 (iii/B.C.) ἐὰν δὲ μὴ διαγράψω [καὶ ] μὴ παράσχωμαι τὸ λοιπὸν ἐμφανὲς ἀποτείσω ἡμιόλιον, P Par 13.14 (B.C. 157) ἀποτίνειν αὐτὸν τὴν φερνὴν παραχρῆμα σὺν τῇ ἡμιολίᾳ, P Oxy I. 101.43 (lease of land, A.D. 142) ὃ δ᾽αν προσοφειλέσῃ ὁ μεμισθωμένος ἀποτεισάτω μεθ᾽ ἡμιολίας, ib. IV. 730.26 (A.D. 130) al. In an interesting contract of apprenticeship, P Oxy II. 275.27 (A.D. 66) (= Selections, p. 57) the father comes under a ";forfeit"; for each day of his son’s absence from work— ̣[πο ]τεισάτω ἑκάσ [τ ]ης ἡμέρας ἀργυρίου [δρ ́]αχμὴν μίαν. The verb is thus stronger than ἀποδίδωμι, and carries with it the idea of repayment by way of punishment or fine (cf. Gradenwitz Einf. i. p. 85 n.4), a fact which lends emphasis to its use in Philemon 1:19. For the contrast between the two verbs, see P Gen I. 21.14 (ii/B.C.), as restored by Wilcken Archiv iii. p. 388, ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀποδῶι καθὰ γέγραπται, ἀποτε [ι ]σάτω [παραχ ]ρῆμα ἡμι [ ]λιον, cf. BGU I. 190.3 ff., 2nd fragment (Domitian), ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἰσαποδῶι, ἀποτισάτωι παραχρῆμα μεθ᾽ ἡμιολία [ς ], and a similar use of προσαποτίσω in P Leid C.11.

From the inscriptions cf. Kaibel 509.2 where a certain physician of Nicaea records—πολ [λ ]ὴν θάλασσα [ν ] καὶ γαῖαν [π ]ερι [νο ]στήσας τὸ π [επρω ]μένον ὧδ᾽ [ἀπέ ]τεισα, i.e. ";I died here,"; Syll 737.97 (ii/A.D.) of an ἰόβακχος ";fined,"; etc. The word occurs in P Saïd Khan 1a. 26 (B.C. 88) ἐὰν [δὲ κ ]αὶ ὁ Γαθάκης ὀλιγωρήσῃ τὴν [ἄμπε ]λον καὶ μὴ ποιήσῃ αὐτη ̣̣[ν ] ε ̣͗παφον (?), ἀποτειννυέτω τὸ α [ὐτὸ ἐπί ]τειμον : Radermacher Gr. p. 81 n.2 mentions ζέννυμι for ζέω, and ἀποτίνυμι in Passio Scillitanorum 6.


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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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