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Strong's #674 - ἀποψύχω

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  1. to breathe out life, expire
  2. to faint or swoon away
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀπο-ψύχω [ ]:

Pass., aor. ἀπεψύχθην and ἀπεψύχην [ ], v. infr., also ἀπεψύγην [ ] Hld. 2.3:


1. leave off breathing, faint, swoon, τὸν δὲ.. εἷλεν ἀποψύχοντα Od. 24.348; ἀ. ἀπὸ φόβου Luke 21:26.

2. c. acc., ἀπέψυξεν βίον breathed out life, S. Aj. 1031; πνεῦμα AP 12.72 (Mel.): abs., expire, die, Th. 1.134, cf. LXX 4 Maccabees 15:17, D.C. 43.11,al.; λεπτὸν ἀ. faintly breathing out his life, Bion 1.9: also Pass., ἀποψύχεται Hp. Morb. 1.19: aor. 2 ἀπεψύχη A. Fr. 104.


1. cool, chill, ὄψα Sosip. 54: Pass. or Med., to be cooled, Hom. only in phrase ἱδρῶ ἀπεψύχοντο χιτώνων στάντε ποτὶ πνοιήν they got the sweat dried off their tunics, Il. 11.621; ἱδρῶ ἀποψυχθείς (by bathing) 21.561 (also in Act., ἱδρῶ ἀποψύχοντε Orph. A. 1091): generally, grow cold, Thphr. HP 4.7.3, etc.: metaph., ἀπεψυγμένοι πρὸς τὸ μέλλον cold and indifferent as to.., Arist. Rh. 1383a4; ἀποψυχόμενοι shivering with terror, Arr. Epict. 4.1.145, cf. Alciphr. 2.2; but, to be refreshed, Phryn. PS p.27 B.

2. impers., ἀποψύχει it grows cool, ἐπειδὰν ἀποψύχῃ Pl. Phdr. 242a, ap. Phryn. PS p.45 B., sed leg. ἀποψυχῇ (aor. 2 Pass.).

III ἀποψύχειν· ἀποπατεῖν, ἀφοδεύειν, Hsch.; cf. ἀπόψυγμα.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποψύχω; to breathe out life, expire; to faint or swoon away: Luke 21:26. (So Thucydides 1, 134; Bion 1, 9, others; 4 Macc. 15:18.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀπο -ψύχω ,

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 15:18*;]

1. to breathe out life, expire (Thue.; LXX, l.c.).

2. to leave off breathing, faint (Hom., Od., xxiv, 348): seq. ἀπό , Luke 21:26.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
αποψυχοντων αποψυχόντων ἀποψυχόντων apopsuchonton apopsuchontōn apopsychonton apopsychontōn apopsychónton apopsychóntōn
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