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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1019 - βραδύνω
βρᾰδύνω, fut. -ῠνῶ LXX De. 7.10: aor. ἐβράδῡνα Luc. Cont. 1, App. BC 1.69: plpf. ἐβεβραδύκειν Luc. Symp. 20: (βραδύς):
I trans., make slow, delay, LXX Isaiah 46:13 : — Pass., to be delayed, τἀπὸ σοῦ βραδύνεται S. OC 1628; ἡ δ' ὁδὸς βραδύνεται Id. El. 1501.
II intr., loiter, delay, εἰ βραδύνοιμεν βοῇ A. Supp. 730 (so in Med., χεῖρα δ' οὐ βραδύνεται.. ἁρπάσαι δόρυ Id. Th. 623); μὴ βράδυνε S. Ph. 1400; σπεύδων.. βραδύνω Pl. R. 528d: c. inf., Polyaen. 1.48.4; βραδύνει σοι τοῦτο; are you slow, slack in this ? Philostr. Im. 1.6.
(< βραδύς ),
1. trans., to retard (Soph., Isa, l.c.).
2. More freq. intrans., to be slow, to tarry: 1 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 3:9.†
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The intrans. use of this verb, which alone is found in the NT, may be illustrated from P Oxy I. 118.37 (late iii/A.D.) ἐπὶ οὖν βραδύνουσι , ";since they are delaying,"; and OGIS 515.53 (A.D. 209–11) καὶ διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ἡ εὐ [πορία ἡ πρὸς τοὺς κυρίους αὐ ]τοκράτορας τῶν φόρων βραδύνει . So in a papyrus of the second half of ii/A.D., edited by Comparetti in Mél. Nicole, p. 59 (col. ii..11) ὡς ἂν βραδύνῃς καὶ ὑστερήσῃ ταῦτα τὰ [κτήνη ] τῆς πορείας , οὐκ ἀγνοεῖς οὐδ᾽ αὐτὸς ζημίᾳ σε ὑποπ [είπτειν μέλ ]λοντα , ";if you delay, and these animals are late for the expedition, you yourself know you will get into trouble."; (The document is given again in P Flor II. p. 258.) In the Christian letter, P Gen I. 51.31, ἐβράδυνεν is without clear context, but certainly means ";he delayed."; In MGr βραδυάζει or βραδύνει = ";it is late,"; ";evening draws on.";
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