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Strong's #705 - ἀριθμέω

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  1. to number
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Strong #: 935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  2706 ‑ חֹק (khoke);  4487 ‑ מָנָה (maw‑naw');  5608 ‑ סָפַר (saw‑far');  6485 ‑ פָּקַד (paw‑kad');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀριθμ-έω [],

impf. ἠρίθμεον as trisyll., Od. 10.204, 3 sg. ἠρίθμει 13.218: Med., aor. ἠριθμησάμην Pl. Phdr. 270d: Pass., fut. Med. in pass. sense ἀριθμήσομαι E. Ba. 1318; fut. ἀριθμηθήσομαι LXX 3 Ki. 3.8, Gal. 10.68: aor. inf. ἀριθμηθήμεναι (for -ῆναι) Il. 2.124:

1. number, count, reckon up, Od. 4.411, Pi. N. 10.46, etc.; αὐτὰρ ἐγὼ δίχα πάντας.. ἑταίρους ἠρίθμεον counted them so as to halve them, Od. 10.204; ἀριθμήσαντες after numbering the army, Hdt. 7.60; οὐδεὶς πώποτ'.. ἠρίθμησε stopped to count the enemy, Ar. Eq. 570: poet., ἀριθμήσεις γαῖαν ἀπειρεσίην, = μετρήσεις, AP 11.349 (Pall.): Pass., Hdt. 6.111, 9.32: Med., ἠριθμοῦντο counted each for himself, πλίνθους Th. 3.20.

2. count out, pay, χρυσίον, ἀργύριον, X. Smp. 4.44, D. 49.30, IG 5(1).1390.51 (Andania), Mon.Anc.Gr. 7.22.

3. reckon, account, ἐν εὐεργεσίας μέρει D. 21.166; ἀ. τινὰ κλυτόπαιδα AP 9.262 (Phil.); κέρδος τι ἀ. D.Chr. 31.158: Pass., to be reckoned, ἐν τοῖσι γενναίοισιν E. Hel. 729; ἐν γράμμασι Luc. Jud.Voc. 2; εἴς τινας Hdn. 1.1.1; ἀριθμεῖσθαι τῶν φιλτάτων as one of.., E. Ba. 1318; μακάρων Theoc. 13.72. [ -ῐθμ- Ar. V. 333, Com.Adesp. 21.28 D. ]

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀριθμέω, ἀριθμῷ: 1 aorist ἠρίθμησα; perfect passive ἠρίθμημαι: (ἀριθμός); (from Homer down); to number: Matthew 10:30; Luke 12:7; Revelation 7:9. (Compare: καταριθμέω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀριθμέω , - ,

[in LXX for H5608 pi., H6485 pi., etc.;]

to number (esp. for payment, MM, s.v.): Matthew 10:30, Luke 12:7, Revelation 7:9.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The ordinary use of the verb is for ";payment"; : of. P Giss I. 8.2 (A.D. 119) τη ̣̣[ν συμ ]φωνηθεῖαν (l. -σαν) τιμὴν τῷ Ἀπολλω ̣ν ̣ι ̣ῳ ἀρ ̣[ιθ ]μήσας, P Oxy III. 486.23 (A.D. 131) ἀριθμήσασα τιμὴν αὐτῶν, P Lille I. 3.40 (after B.C. 240) καλῶς ποι (ήσεις) [συ ]ντάξας ἀρ [ι ]θ ̣μ ̣ῆσαι ἡμῖν τὸ γινόμενον ὀψώ [νιον ] τοῦ Λωίο [υ μ ]ηνός, al. In P Leid Cii. 19 (p. 118) (the dream of Ptolemaeus, ii/B.C.) οἴομαι ἀρειθμεῖν με seems to refer to ";counting"; days. ten lines higher the verb means ";pay."; BGU II. 620.6 (ii/A.D.) ἠριθμήθημε [ν has a lacuna following, but has reference apparently to numeration. The subst. ἀρίθμησις occurs in P Ryl II. 99.12 (iii/A.D.) διαγράψω. . ταῖς εἰθισμέναις ἀριθμήσεσιν ";in the customary instalments";(Edd.). It is common in the phrase εἰς ἀρίθμησιν μηνός, as BGU I. 25.6, 41.6 (both ii/iii A.D.), Preisigke 1090.2 (ostracon, A.D. 161). There is a further derivative ἀριθμητικός : Wilcken (Ostr. i. p. 351, cf. Archiv iv. p. 174) makes τὸ ἀ. an impost for the maintenance of the ἀριθμηταί, but GH (P Tebt II. p. 197) regard it rather as a tax on land : cf. BGU I. 236.9, 330.7 (both ii/A.D.). It is MGr, as is ἀριθμός. We may take the opportunity of noting the remarkable parallel to Matthew 10:30, Luke 12:7 in the new fragment of Alcaeus (vii/vi B.C.), P Oxy X. 1233, fr. 8.10 . .]ς παρὰ μοῖραν Δίος οὐδὲ τριχ [ . . (see the note).


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List of Word Forms
αριθμείν αριθμηθείη αριθμηθήναι αριθμηθήσεται αριθμησαι αριθμήσαι ἀριθμῆσαι αριθμήσατε αριθμήσετε αρίθμησον αριθμητά αριθμηταί αριθμητοί αριθμούντος αριθμών ηριθμημεναι ηριθμημέναι ἠριθμημέναι ηριθμηνται ηρίθμηνται ἠρίθμηνται ηρίθμησαν ηρίθμησας ηρίθμησε ηρίθμησεν arithmesai arithmêsai arithmēsai arithmē̂sai erithmemenai erithmeménai ērithmēmenai ērithmēménai erithmentai eríthmentai ērithmēntai ēríthmēntai
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