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Entry for Strong's #1236 - διάγω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to lead through, lead across, send across
  2. to pass, to live
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  5674 ‑ עָבַר (aw‑bar');  6589 ‑ פָּשַׂק (paw‑sak');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
1 Timothy 1
Titus 1
1 Timothy 1
Titus 1
1 Timothy 1
Titus 1
V-PAS-1P 1
V-PAS-1P 1
V-PAS-1P 1
V-PAS-1P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διάγω [ ],


1. carry over or across, πορθμῆες δ' ἄρα τούς γε διήγαγον Od. 20.187, cf. Th. 4.78; δ. ἐπὶ σχεδίας ἄρτους X. Cyr. 2.4.28. intr., cross over, Id. An. 7.2.12.

2. draw through, τὴν προβοσκίδα Plu. 2.968d.

3. Geom., draw through or across, produce a line, Euc. 1.21, al.

4. draw apart, τὰ ὄμματα IG 4.951.121 (Epid.).


1. of Time, pass, spend, αἰῶνα h.Hom. 20.7; βίοτον, βίον, A. Pers. 711, S. OC 1619, Ar. Nu. 464; δ. τὸν βίον μαχόμενος Pl. R. 579d; ἡσύχιον βίον δ. ἐν εὐσεβείᾳ 1 Timothy 2:2; γῆρας, νύκτα, X. Cyr. 4.6.6, An. 6.5.1; χρόνον Plu. Tim. 10 (but χρόνος διῆγέ με, = χρόνον διῆγον, S. El. 782); δ. ἑορτήν celebrate it, Ath. 8.363f: hence,

2. intr., without βίον, pass life, live, Democr. 191, D. 18.254, 25.82; = διαιτῶμαι, διατρίβω, Thom.Mag.pp.90,98 R.; δ. ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ Pl. Tht. 174b; tarry, ἐν τῷ δικαστηρίῳ Id. Euthphr. 3e; ἐν προαστείῳ Hdn. 1.12.5: Med., διαγόμενος Pl. R. 344e, etc.; τὰ πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς εὐσεβῶς δ. Michel 352.15 (Iasus). delay, Th. 1.90, D.C. 57.3: c. acc., spin out, protract, τοὺς λόγους Philostr. VA 1.17. c. acc. pers., divert, fob off, ἐλπίδας λέγων διῆγε [τοὺς στρατιώτας ] X. An. 1.2.11, cf. D. Prooem. 53, Luc. Phal. 1.3. continue, δ. σιωπῇ X. Cyr. 1.4.14: freq. c. part., continue doing so and so, δ. λιπαρέοντας Hdt. 1.94; δ. μανθάνων, ἐπιμελόμενος, X. Cyr. 1.2.6, 7.5.85. with Advbs., ἐν τοῖς χαλεπώτατα δ. Th. 7.71; ἄριστα X. Mem. 4.4.15; εὖ Arist. HA 625b23; ἀκινδύνως Id. Pol. 1295b33; also εὐσεβῆ δ. τρόπον περί τινα conduct oneself piously, Ar. Ra. 457.


1. cause to continue, keep in a certain state, πόλιν ὀρθοδίκαιον δ. A. Eu. 995 (lyr.); πόλεις ἐν ὁμονοίᾳ Isoc. 3.41; ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς κατὰ βίον.. διῆγεν ὑμᾶς D. 18.89; τὸ ὑπήκοον ἐν ἡσυχίᾳ δ. D.C. 40.30. entertain, feed, τραγήμασι καὶ λαχάνοις τὸν στρατόν Philostr. Her. 10.4: Pass., [ λέων] μελιτούτταις διήγετο Id. VA 5.42. manage, κάλλιστα πάντα δ. Pl. Plt. 273c; πανηγυρικώτερον δ. τὰ κατὰ τὴν ἀρχήν Plb. 5.34.3. separate, force apart, τὰ σκέλεα Hp. Steril. 230, LXX Ezekiel 16:25; τοὺς ὀδόντας Aret. SA 1.6.

2. divert, τινὰ ἀπό τινος Philostr. Her.Prooem. 3; simply, divert, τὰς βασιλείους φροντίδας Id. VS 1.8.2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition


1. to lead through, lead across, send across.

2. with τόν βίον, τόν χρόνον, etc., added or understood, to pass: βίον, 1 Timothy 2:2 (very often in Greek writings); διάγειν ἐν τίνι, namely, τόν βίον, to live (Winers Grammar, 593 (551f); Buttmann, 144 (126)), Titus 3:3 (ἐν φιλοσοφία, Plato, Phaedr., p. 259 d.; ἐν εἰρήνη καί σχολή, Plutarch, Timol. 3).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δι -άγω ,

[in LXX for H5674 hi., etc.;]

1. to carry over.

2. Of time, to pass: βίον , 1 Timothy 2:2; absol., to live, seq. ἐν , Titus 3:3.†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

A physical use of the verb occurs in the inscr. from the Asclepieum, Syll 802.121 (iii/B.C.), where in a blind man’s dream ἐδόκει ο [ ] ὁ θεὸς ποτελθὼν τοῖς δ [α ]κτύλοις διάγειν τὰ ὄμματα, to ";draw apart"; the closed lids. The normal sense ";continue"; appears in P Tebt I. 22.16 (B.C. 112) περὶ δὲ τοῦ φυλκίτου (l. φυλακίτου) ἐάν τ ̣ε ̣ διάξη ̣σθ ̣ε (l. διάξῃ) . . . ἀντ [ι ]ποιούμενος περὶ τῶν σπερμάτων δέσμ [ιο ]ν αὐτὸν ἐξαπόστειλον πρὸς ημᾶς, ";as for the inspector, if he still continues to oppose the payment of the seed, send him to us under arrest"; (Edd.). For the derived sense with reference to life, conduct, as 1 Timothy 2:2, Titus 3:3, cf. Michel 352.15 (ii/B.C.) τά τε πρὸς τοὺς θεοὺς εὐσεβῶς δια [γό ]μενος, P Oxy IX. 1217.6 (iii/A.D.) ὑγιαίνον [τά ] σε καὶ εὐ διάγοντα, ";in health and prosperity"; (Ed.), P Ryl II. 235.9 f. (ii/A.D.) οὐκ ἐδήλωσάς μοι περὶ τῆς εὐρωστίας σου καὶ πῶς διάγε ̣ι ̣ς ἵν [α ] καὶ ἡμεῖς περί σου ἀμερ [ ]μνως διάγωμεν. For a similar use of the subst. cf. OGIS 308.12 (ii/B.C.) καλὴν καὶ πρέπουσαν πεποίηται τὴν διαγω [γὴν ] τοῦ βίου.


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List of Word Forms
διαγαγόντι διάγειν διαγοντες διάγοντες διαγωμεν διάγωμεν διάγων διάξεται διάξω διήγαγεν διήγαγες διήγαγον διήγε διήγεν διήγον diagomen diagōmen diágomen diágōmen diagontes diágontes
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