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Strong's #665 - ἀποτρέπω

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  1. to turn one's self away from
  2. to shun, avoid
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. turn away from, εἰ δὲ σὺ.. τιν' ἄλλον.. ἀποτρέψεις πολέμοιο Il. 12.249, cf. 20.256; ὅθεν.. ἀπέτραπε λαὸν Ἀθήνη 11.758; deter or dissuade from, τινός τινα Th. 3.39; τινὰ τῆς κακουργίας Id. 6.38; τῆς γνώμης And. 3.21, etc.: c. inf., ἀ. προσωτέρω τὸ μὴ πορεύεσθαι Hdt. 1.105; ἀ. βοᾶν A. Supp.. 900 (lyr.); δηλοῦν D. 60.26, cf. X. Mem. 4.7.5, 6: c. part., ἀ. τινὰ ὑβρίζοντα A. Supp. 880: Pass., ὁ παραβαίνειν τι βουλόμενος τῷ μὴ προὔχων ἂν ἐπελθεῖν -τρέπεται Th. 3.11, cf. Plu. Fab. 19.

2. c. acc. pers. only, turn away or back, πάντας ἀπέτραπε καὶ μεμαῶτας Il. 15.276: c. dat. modi, οὔ μ' ἐπέεσσιν ἀποτρέψεις μεμαῶτα 20.256, cf. 109; τοὺς ἀλαζόνας ἀ. deter them, Pl. Chrm. 173c; opp. παροξῦναι, D. 21.37; opp. συμβουλεύω, Arist. Rh. 1391b33, etc.

3. c. acc. rei, turn back again, ποτὶ χέρσον ἔντεα ναός Pi. N. 4.69.

4. turn aside, avert, ἀπὸ δὲ.. ἔγχεος ὁρμὴν ἔτραπε Hes. Sc. 455; pervert, δίκας κέλευθον ὀρθᾶς B. 10.27; τὸ σφάλμα ἀ. prevent, avert it, Hdt. 1.207; τὸ μέλλον γενέσθαι Id. 3.65, cf. 8.29, al.; ἀ. βλάβην, συμφοράν, Pl. Grg. 509b, Phdr. 231d; ἀ. τὴν εἰρήνην prevent its being made, X. HG 6.3.12.

5. turn from others against one, ἐπὶ τῷδε.. οὐκ ἔγχος τις.. ἀποτρέψει; v. l. in S. Tr. 1013 (lyr.): Pass., ἀποτετράφθαι πρὸς τὴν ἄλλην Ἰταλίαν Plu. Fab. 19: Med., ἀποτραπόμενος πρὸς θυσίαν, i.e. turning away from other objects to this one, Id. Romans 7:1-25; εἰς τὴν μεσογείαν -τραπόμενος Luc. Tox. 52.

II Med. and (later) Pass.,

1. turn from, desist from, c. part., ἀπετράπετ' ὄβριμος Ἕκτωρ ὀλλὺς Ἀργείους Il. 10.200: c. inf., λέγειν E. Or. 410, cf. Antipho 5.32, D. Prooem. 23 (b); ἀ. ἐκ κινδύνων Th. 2.40; ἀ. τοῦ ἐρωτήματος X. Oec. 15.13.

2. turn away, turn a deaf ear, οὐδέ.. ἀπετράπετ' οὐδ' ἀπίθησεν Il. 12.329: abs., Pl. Smp. 206d.

3. c. acc. rei, turn away from, shrink from, δεῖμα πολιτῶν A. Th. 1065 (anap.); τἀληθές E. IA 336 (lyr.), cf. Th. 3.68, and late Prose, Plu. Cleom. 9, etc.

4. turn back, return, ἐπ' ὄκου Th. 5.13; ἐς τὴν πόλιν Id. 3.24; ἀποτρεπόμενοι ἵεντο X. HG 7.2.13.

5. dissuade, deter, τινά Plb. 7.13.1.

6. beat off, repulse, Plu. Brut. 42.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποτρέπω: (from Homer down); to turn away; middle (present ἀποτρέπομαι, imperative ἀποτρέπου) to turn oneself away from, to shun, avoid: τινα or τί (see ἀποστρέφω), 2 Timothy 3:5. (4 Macc. 1:33; Aeschylus the Sept. 1060; Euripides, Iph. Aul. 336; (Aristar. plant. 1, 1, p. 815b, 18; Polybius others.).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀπο -τρέπω ,

[in LXX: Sirach 20:29; Sirach 48:18, 3 Maccabees 1:23, 4 Maccabees 1:33; 4 Maccabees 16:12 *;]

to turn away; mid., to turn oneself away from: c. acc, 2 Timothy 3:5.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Giss I. 20.6 (ii/A.D.) ἡ ἐπιστολή σου τὴν [μέριμναν ? . . . ] που ἀπέτρεψεν [ . . . It is unfortunate that this solitary citation for a verb common in literature should have no reliable context; but it is something that the word itself seems clear, and occurs in a woman’s private letter, which proves it vernacular.


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List of Word Forms
απετρύγησαν αποδραμείται αποτρεπου αποτρέπου ἀποτρέπου απότρεχε αποτρέχει αποτρέχεις αποτρέχετε αποτρεχέτω αποτρέχετω αποτρέχητε αποτρέχοντες αποτρέχουσιν αποτρέχω αποτροπιάζεσθαί αποτυφλώσει apotrepou apotrépou
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