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Strong's #849 - αὐτόχειρ

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  1. doing a thing with one's own hands (Often in the tragedians and Attic orators)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

αὐτό-χειρ, χειρος, ὁ, ἡ,

I with one's own hand, creative, A. Supp. 592 (lyr.); αὐ. λούειν, παίειν, κτείνειν, S. Ant. 900, 1315, Aj. 57; τίνες ᾠκοδόμησαν; — ὄρνιθες αὐτόχειρες Ar. Av. 1132 sq., cf. Lys. 269, Theopomp.Com. 86, Acts 27:19, etc.: c. gen., very doer, per-petrator of a thing, αὐ. τοῦδε τοῦ τάφου S. Ant. 306; τῆς ἀσελγείας ταύτης D. 21.60; αὐ. οὔτε τῶν ἀγαθῶν οὔτε τῶν κακῶν men who accomplish neither.., Isoc. 5.150.

II abs., one who kills himself, suicide, S. Ant. 1175; αὐ. ἑαυτῶν Arist. Fr. 502; simply, murderer, S. OT 231, D. 21.116; αὐτὸν.. νομίζω αὐτόχειρά μου γεγενῆσθαι τούτοις τοῖς ἔργοις ib.106: c. gen., αὐ. καὶ φονεῖς τῶν πολιτῶν Isoc. 4.111, cf. Men. Sam. 216; in full, τὸν αὐ. τοῦ φόνου S. OT 266, cf. El. 955, D. 18.287.

III as Adj.,

1. murderous, esp. of murder committed by one's own hand or by kinsmen, αὐ. θάνατος, σφαγή, μοῖρα, E. Ph. 880, Or. 947, Med. 1281 (lyr.); πληγέντες αὐτόχειρι σὺν μιάσματι, of brothers smitten by mutual slaughter, S. Ant. 172; φόνος Pl. R. 615c.

2. αὐτόχειρα γράμματα written with one's own hand, autograph, D.C. 59.4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

αὐτόχειρ, ἀυτοχειρος, (αὐτός and χείρ, cf. μακρόχειρ, ἀδικοχειρ), doing a thing with one's own hand: Acts 27:19. (Often in the tragedians and Attic orators.)

STRONGS NT 849a: αὐχέω αὐχέω; (in present and imperfect from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, but rare in prose); properly, to lift up the neck, hence, to boast: μεγάλα αὐχεῖ, James 3:5 L T Tr WH for R G μεγάλαυχεῖ which see

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* αὐτό -χειρ , -ρος , ,

(< αὐτός , χείρ ),

with one's own hand: Acts 27:19.†

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

αὐτόχειρ is warranted in literature : we have not noticed it in our sources, except Vettius Valens. He uses it absolutely, p. 126.21, = ";suicides,"; and so 127.19 : it may have the same sense p. 39.83.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
αυτοχειρες αυτόχειρες αὐτόχειρες αυτόχθονες αυτόχθονι αυτοχθόνων αυτόχθοσι αυτόχθοσιν αυτόχθων αυχένα αυχένας autocheires autócheires
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