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Strong's #668 - ἀποφεύγω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G575) and (G5343)
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  1. to flee from, escape
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -φεύξομαι Pl. Ap. 39a; -οῦμαι Ar. Av. 932: pf. -πέφευγα X. An. 3.4.9, etc.:

1. flee from, escape, c.acc., Batr. 42, 47; σοφίην ὁ σοφώτατος οὐκ ἀποφεύγει Thgn. 1159; τὴν πεπρωμένην μοῖραν Hdt. 1.91; τὴν μάχην Id. 5.102; κῆρα S. Ph. 1166 (lyr.), cf. Pl. Ap. 30a; νόσον D. 28.15; ἀ. ἐκ τῶν πλησίον κωμῶν X. An. 3.4.9; ἐς Νίσαιαν Th. 1.114: rarely c. gen., ἀ. τῆς φθορᾶς 2 Peter 1:4 : c. inf., auoid, λέγειν Phlp. in Ph. 617.14: abs., get safe away, escape, Hdt. 1.1, 9.102, etc.; go free, of manumitted slaves, IG 2.786, al. II as law-term, ἀ. πολλὸν τοὺς διώκοντας Hdt. 6.82; τινά And. 1.123; φεύγων ἂν ἀποφύγοι δίκην Ar. Nu. 167, cf. 1151; γραφάς Antipho 2.1.16; εὐθύνας Pl. Lg. 946d: c. dupl. acc. pers. et rei, ἀπέφυγον αὐτοὺς τὰς δίκας ἅς μοι ἐνεκάλουν D. 40.19.

2. abs., get clear off, be acquitted, opp. ἁλίσκομαι, Hdt. 2.174, Pl. Ap. 35c, D. 18.103; κἂν.. εἰσέλθῃ φεύγων οὐκ ἀποφεύγει Ar. V. 579.

3. of a woman in child-birth, bring to birth, ἀ. τὸ παιδίον ἐν τῷ τόκῳ Hp. Mul. 1.25; also ἀ. τοῦ παιδίου ib. 33: intr., ἢν τὰ ὕστερα μὴ δύνηται ἀποφυγεῖν Id. Nat.Mul. 56.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποφεύγω (participle in 2 Peter 2:18 L T Tr WH; Winer's Grammar, 342 (321)); 2 aorist ἀπεφυγον; (from (Homer) batrach. 42, 47 down); to flee from, escape; with the accusative, 2 Peter 2:18 (where L T wrongly put a comma after ἀποφεύγοντας (Winers Grammar, 529 (492))), 20; with the genitive, by virtue of the preposition (Buttmann, 158 (138); Winer's Grammar, § 52, 4, 1 c.), 2 Peter 1:4.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀπο -φεύγω ,

[in LXX: Sirach 22:22*;]

to flee from, escape: c. acc, 2 Peter 2:18; 2 Peter 2:20; c. gen., 2 Peter 1:4.†

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

P Ryl II. 77.39 (A.D. 192) ἀναδεξάμενος τὴν μείζονα ἀρχὴν οὐκ ὀφείλει τὴν ἐλάττον᾽ ἀποφεύγειν.


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
αποφευγοντας ἀποφεύγοντας αποφυγόντας αποφυγοντες αποφυγόντες ἀποφυγόντες apopheugontas apopheúgontas apophugontes apophygontes apophygóntes
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