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Entry for Strong's #1524 - εἴσειμι

Word Origin
from (1519) and eimi (to go)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to go into, enter
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
V-IAI-3S 2
V-PAI-3P 1
V-IAI-3S 2
V-PAI-3P 1
V-IAI-3S 2
V-PAI-3P 1
V-IAI-3S 2
V-PAI-3P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I inf. - ιέναι, serving as fut. to εἰσέρχομαι: impf. εἰσῄειν: — enter, go into, οὐδ' Ἀχιλῆος ὀφθαλμοὺς εἴσειμι I will not come before Achilles' eyes, Il. 24.463: more freq. with Preps., οὐκ εἴσειμι μετ' ἀνέρας Od. 18.184; παρὰ βασιλέα Hdt. 1.99; mostly with εἰς, ἐς τὸ μέγαρον ib. 65, etc.; πρός τινα S. Ph. 953, X. Cyr. 2.4.5; ἐσιέναι ἐς σπονδάς enter into a treaty, Th. 5.30: abs., τὸν εἰσιόντα μῆνα the ensuing month, And. 1.42; τὸν εἰσιόντα ἐνιαυτόν Arist. Ath. 31.2, cf. POxy. 1278.17 (iii A.D.), etc.

II of the Chorus or actors, come upon the stage, enter, Pl. Lg. 664c; τὸ τοὺς τυράννους..εἰσιέναι take the part of king, D. 19.247, cf. Lib. Or. 30.28.


1. of public speakers, come into the assembly, εἰς ἀγοράν D. 24.60; καθ' ὅτι ἂν ἐσίῃ ἡ πρεσβεία Th. 4.118; of judges, come into court, εἰ. κρινοῦντες D. 18.210.

2. of the parties to a lawsuit, come before the court, εἰς ὑμᾶς Antipho 5.80, etc.; εἰ. περί τινος D. 19.211; πρός τινα Id. 54.32.

3. of the charges or actions, ἡ δίκη εἰσῄει Isaiah 5:17; δίκας εἰσιέναι κατά τινος enter upon actions, D. 28.17, cf. Isa 8.44.

4. enter on an office, εἰς ἀρχήν D. 59.72; ὁ ἐσιών the new king, Hdt. 6.59.

1. metaph., come into one's mind, Ἀστυάγεα ἀνάγνωσις ἐσήιε Id. 1.116; καίτοι μ' ἐσῄει δεῖμα E. Or. 1668; ἔιεος εἰσῄει με Pl. Phd. 58e: c. dat., ἄιγος εἰσῄει φρενί E. IA 1580, cf. Pl. Phd. 59a; δέος τινὶ εἰσῄει περί τινος Id. R. 330d.

2. impers., εἰσῄει αὐτοὺς ὅπως ἂν.. they began to think how they might.., X. An. 5.9.17: c. inf., οὐδενὸς εἰσῄει μοι φθονεῖν D. 23.188. rarely of things, τὰ εἰσιόντα what enters into one, food, X. Cyr. 1.6.17.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἴσειμι, infinitive εἰσιέναι; imperfect ἐισεηιν; (εἰμί (cf. Buttmann, 50 (43))); (from Homer down); to go into, enter: followed by εἰς with the name of the place (cf. Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part ii., p. 11), Acts 3:3; Acts 21:26; Hebrews 9:6 (Winer's Grammar, 267 (251)); πρός τινα, Acts 21:18.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εἴσ -ειμι ,

[in LXX for H935;]

to go in, enter: seq. εἰς , Acts 3:3; Acts 21:26, Hebrews 9:6; πρὸς Ἰάκωβον , Acts 21:18.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Petr II. 16.6 (mid. iii/B.C.) Φιλωνίδης δε [ . . . . . ]ωι εἰσιέναι ἔστιν [πρὸς τὸ ]ν βασιλέα, P Tor I. 1viii. 19 (B.C. 117–6) καὶ εἰς τὸ Ἡραῖον εἰσιόντας τὸ ὅμοιον ἐπιτελεῖν. The verb is very common in notices of time, e.g. P Oxy II. 243.41 (A.D. 79) ἀπὸ τοῦ εἰσιόντος μηνὸς Φαρμοῦθι, ib IX. 1187.5 (A.D. 254) τῷ εἰσιόντι ἔτει, ib. X 1278.17 (A.D. 214) τοῦ ἰσι [ ]ντος κ ̄δ ̄ (ἔτους), ";of the coming 24th year.";


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