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Strong's #879 - ἀφυπνόω

Root Word (Etymology)
from a compound of (G575) and (G5258)
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  1. to awaken from sleep
  2. to fall asleep, to fall off to sleep
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I awake from sleep, AP 9.517 (Antip. Thess.), Ant.Diog. 9.

II fall asleep, Luke 8:23, Paul.Aeg. 1.98: Med., Hld. 9.12 (v.l. ὑφυπν-).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀφυπνόω, ἀφύπνω: 1 aorist ἀφυπνωσα; (ὑπνόω to put to sleep, to sleep);

a. to awaken from sleep (Anthol. Pal. 9, 517, 5).

b. to fall asleep, to fall off to sleep: Luke 8:23; for this the ancient Greeks used καθυπνόω; see Lobeck ad Phryn., p. 224. (Hermas, vis. 1, 1 [ET].)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἀφ -υπιόω , -

(< ὑπνόω , to put to sleep),

[in Al.: Genesis 28:11 *;]

1. to awake from sleep (Anth.).

2. = cl. καθυπνόω (MM, s.v.), to fall asleep: Luke 8:23.†

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

Plummer on Luke 8:23 says the use = ";fall asleep"; is ";medical and late"; : unfortunately he gives no evidence of the former (nor does Hobart mention it), but the citation from Heliodorus is to be noted. Lobeck Phryn. p. 224 gives others. The transference of an ἀπό compound from the end of an action to the beginning of it is seen also in ἄφιξις (q. v.) : in neither case is Luke likely to have started the change of meaning, but our evidence is still scantier here than there.



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
αφύπνωσε αφυπνωσεν ἀφύπνωσεν αφυστέρησας αφφουσώθ αφφω aphupnosen aphupnōsen aphypnosen aphypnōsen aphýpnosen aphýpnōsen
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