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Entry for Strong's #1631 - ἐκφύω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to generate or produce from
  2. to cause to grow out
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
V-PAS-3S 2
V-PAS-3S 2
V-PAS-3S 2
V-PAS-3S 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. generate: mostly of the male, beget, S. OT 437, 827, etc.; ὃς ἐξέφυσεν Ἀερόπης λέκτρων ἄπο Ἀγαμέμνον ' E. Hel. 391.

2. rarely of the female, bear, S. OC 984.

3. generally, produce, ἡ γῆ κατὰ καιρὸν ἐκφύουσα πάντα Arist. Mu. 397a26; ἐ. κέρατα Id. HA 611b13: abs., of seed, germinate, D. 24.154.


1. Pass., with pf. and aor. 2 Act., to be engendered, born from, κεφαλαὶ τρεῖς ἑνὸς αὐχένος ἐκπεφυυῖαι ( pf. part.) Il. 11.40; πατρός, μητρὸς ἐκφῦναι, S. Aj. 487, 1295, E. Ion 542; λάληα ἐκπεφυκός a born tattler, S. Ant. 320.

2. grow, of hair, μέχρις ἂν [αἱ τρίχες] ἐκφυῶσι Archig. ap. Gal. 12.407; spring, take rise, of muscles, ib.18(2).981.

III intr. in pres. Act., ἕλκεα ἐκφύουσιν Hp. Epid. 6.5.15, cf. Arist. Pr. 883b26.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκφύω; 2 aorist passive ἐξεφυην (Winers Grammar, 90 (86); Buttmann, 68 (60); Krüger, § 40, under the word φύω; (Veitch, ibid.)); (from Homer down); to generate or produce from; to cause to grow out: ὅταν κλάδος ... τά φύλλα ἐκφύῃ (subjunctive present), when the branch has become tender and puts forth leaves, R (not Rst) G T WH in Matthew 24:32 and Mark 13:28; (others, retaining the same accentuation, regard it as 2 aorist active subjunctive intransitive, with τά φύλλα as subject; but against the change of subject see Meyer or Weiss). But Fritzsche, Lachmann, Treg., others have with reason restored (after Erasmus) ἐκφύῃ (2 aorist passive subjunctive), which Griesbach had approved: when the leaves hare grown out — so that τά φύλλα is the subject.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐκ -φύω ,

[in OT (Sm.) Psalms 104:14; (Al.) Isaiah 61:11*;]

to cause to grow out, put forth (leaves): Matthew 24:32, Mark 13:28.†

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

ἐκφύω survives in MGr ξεφυτρώνω, ";shoot up,"; ";flourish."; The adj. ἐκφυής is found in Vett. Val. p. 110.15 ἐκφυεῖς τοῖς ὀδοῦσιν ἢ τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς ὑπόστραβοι, ";with prominent teeth or squinting eyes.";


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.
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εκφυη εκφύη ἐκφύῃ ekphue ekphuē ekphye ekphyē ekphýei ekphýēi
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