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Entry for Strong's #1594 - ἐκνήφω

Word Origin
from (1537) and (3525)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to return to one's self from drunkenness, become sober
  2. metaph. to return to soberness of mind
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  3364 ‑ יָקַץ (yaw‑kats');  3364 ‑ יָקַץ (yaw‑kats');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Corinthians 1
V-AAM-2P 1
V-AAM-2P 1
V-AAM-2P 1
V-AAM-2P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. -ψω LXX Genesis 9:24 : sleep off a drunken fit, become sober again, l.c., Hippoloch. ap. Ath. 4.130b, AP 5.134, Plu. Dem. 20: metaph., 1 Corinthians 15:34 : c. gen., recover from, χάρμῃ ἐ. τῆς δυσθυμίης Aret. SD 1.5.

II trans., carry off, ἀρρώστημα ἐκνήψει ὕπνος LXX Si. 34(31).2 (dub.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκνήφω: 1 aorist ἐξενηψα;

a. properly, to return to oneself from drunkenness, become sober (Genesis 9:24; (1 Samuel 25:37); Joel 1:5; (Sir. 34:2 (Sir. 31:2)); Lynceus quoted in Ath. 4, 5, p. 130 b.).

b. metaphorically, to return to soberness of mind (cf. ἀνανήφω): 1 Corinthians 15:34 (Plutarch, Demosthenes 20).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐκ -νήφω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 9:24, Habakkuk 2:7 (H3364), Joel 1:5, Habakkuk 2:19 (H3364 hi.), 1 Samuel 25:37 (H3318), Sirach 31:2 *;]

to become sober after drunkenness: metaph., of sobriety of mind, 1 Corinthians 15:34.†

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

Nägeli (p. 33) reckons this strong non-classical word as belonging to the higher Κοινή and pointing to Paul’s true Hellenism. In 1 Corinthians 15:34, the only place where it occurs in the NT, ἐκνήψατε should have its full force, ";get sober out of your drunken condition.";


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
εκνηψατε εκνήψατε ἐκνήψατε έκνηψιν έκνηψον εκνήψουσιν εκουσιαζόμενος εκουσιαζομένους εκουσιαζομένω εκουσιαζομένων εκουσιάσαντο εκουσιάσασθαί εκουσιασθέντα εκουσιάσθην εκουσιάσθησαν εκουσιασμού εκουσιασμώ εξένηψε εξένηψεν ηκουσιάσαντο eknepsate eknēpsate eknḗpsate
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