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Entry for Strong's #1358 - διορύσσω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to dig through: a house
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2864 ‑ חָתַר (khaw‑thar');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Matthew 3
Luke 1
Matthew 3
Luke 1
Matthew 3
Luke 1
V-2APN 2
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3P 2
V-2APN 2
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3P 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I Att. διόρ-ττω,

1. dig through, διὰ τάφρον ὀρύξας having dug a trench across or along, Od. 21.120; τοῖχον δ., = τοιχωρυχέω, Hdt. 9.37, cf. Ar. Pl. 565, Th. 2.3, D. 54.37; δεσμωτήριον Id. 25.56; οἰκίαν X. Smp. 4.30, PPetr. 3p.60: c. acc. loci, τὸν Ἄθω Lys. 2.29, cf. Pl. Lg. 699a, D. 6.30: Pass., Matthew 24:43.

2. metaph., undermine, ruin, D. 45.30; φιλίαν Lib. Or. 1.123; δημοκρατίαν Id. Decl. 1.41: Pass., διορωρυγμένα δωροδοκίαις Plu. Phoc. 12, cf. Him. Ecclesiastes 5:6 (but to be entrenched in our several cities, D. 9.28).

II worm out, ἀπόρρητα Bato 6; τὰ βουλευόμενα Plu. 2.87c.

III Pass., to be shut up in a funeral vault, D.S. 4.43.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διορύσσω; passive, 1 aorist infinitive διορυχθῆναι (Matthew 24:43 T Tr WH; Luke 12:39 T WH Trmarginal reading); 2 aorist infinitive διορυγῆναι (cf. WHs Appendix, p. 170; from Homer down); to dig through: a house (Xenophon, symp. 4, 30; Job 24:16 the Sept.), Matthew 24:43; Luke 12:39; absolutely, Matthew 6:19f (Winers Grammar, 594 (552); Buttmann, 146 (127)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δι -ορύσσω ,

[in LXX: Job 24:16, Exodus 12:5; Exodus 12:7; Exodus 12:12, (H2864) *;]

to dig through: c. acc, of house-breaking (as in Papyri; MM, Exp., xi), Matthew 24:43, Luke 12:39; absol., Matthew 6:19-20.†

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

The exact phrase of Matthew 24:43, Luke 12:39, is found in P Petr III. 28 verso (b ).2 (B.C. 260) ὅτι διώρυξεν οἰκίαν, ";because he broke into a house."; Cf. OGIS 483.118 (ii/B.C.) μὴ ἐξουσία δὲ ἔστω ἐπὶ τοὺς κοινοὺς τοίχους μήτε ἐποικοδομεῖν μήτε διορύσσειν μήτε ἄλλο καταβλάπτειν μηθέν, and an interesting inscription from a tomb published in ZNTW i. p. 100, where mention is made of certain persons βουλομένο (υ)ς διορύττιν.


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
διορυγήναι διορύξει διόρυξον διορύσσουσι διορυσσουσιν διορύσσουσιν διορυχθηναι διορυχθῆναι διώρυξα διώρυξεν dioruchthenai dioruchthēnai diorussousin diorychthenai diorychthênai diorychthēnai diorychthē̂nai dioryssousin diorýssousin
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