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Entry for Strong's #2045 - ἐρευνάω

Transliteration
ereunáō
Phonetics
er-yoo-nah'-o  
Word Origin
apparently from (2046) (through the idea of enquiry)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
2:655,255
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to search, examine into
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1245 ‑ בָּקַשׁ (baw‑kash');  2664 ‑ חָפַשׂ (khaw‑fas');  2664 ‑ חָפַשׂ (khaw‑fas');  2710 ‑ חָקַק (khaw‑kak');  2713 ‑ חָקַר (khaw‑kar');  2713 ‑ חָקַר (khaw‑kar');  2834 ‑ חָשַׂף (khaw‑saf');  2834 ‑ חָשַׂף (khaw‑saf');  4959 ‑ מָשַׁשׁ (maw‑shash');  5341 ‑ נָצַר (naw‑tsar');  5367 ‑ נָקַשׁ (naw‑kash');  5549 ‑ סָלַל (saw‑lal');  7592 ‑ שָׁאֵל (shaw‑al', shaw‑ale');  7592 ‑ שָׁאֵל (shaw‑al', shaw‑ale');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
John 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Revelation 1
John 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Revelation 1
John 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
1 Peter 1
Revelation 1
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAM-2S 1
V-PAI-2P 1
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
V-PAP-NSM 2
V-AAM-2S 1
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAP-NSM 2
V-AAM-2S 1
V-PAI-2P 1
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
V-PAP-NSM 2
NA WH
V-AAM-2S 1
V-PAI-2P 2
V-PAI-3S 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
V-PAP-NSM 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐρευν-άω,

also ἐρευν-ίω GDI 5075.35 (Crete), and ἐραυνάω (q.v.):

1 seek or search for, search after, track, ἴχνι' ἐρευνῶντες κύνες ἤϊσαν Od. 19.436; μετ' ἀνέρος ἴχνι' ἐρευνῶν Il. 18.321; τεύχε' ἐ. Od. 22.180; τὴν σοφὴν εὐβουλίαν A. Pr. 1038; θεῶν βουλεύματ' Pi. Fr. 61; νεκρούς E. Med. 1318; κακούργους X. Cyr. 1.2.12; ἄν τινα οἴωμαι σοφὸν εἶναι Pl. Ap. 23b. cf. 41b; τὸ γραμματεῖον D. 25.61; ὧν..ἂν θεὸς χρείαν ἐρευνᾷ the things whereof he seeks after the use, i.e. whatever things he finds serviceable, S. OT 725.

2. search, explore a place, Hdt. 5.92. δ', Sor. Vit.Hippocr. 3; τεναγέων ῥοάς Pi. N. 3.24; ὄρος Theoc. 25.221; τοὺς ὑπόπτους τῶν τόπων Ael. Tact. 17: abs., εὑρήσεις ἐρευνῶν thou wilt find by searching, Pi. O. 13.113, cf. S. Ant. 268; εἰσβάντες εἰς τὸ πλοῖον ἠρεύνων Antipho 5.29.

3. inquire after, φάτιν E. Hel. 662 (lyr.); παίδων ἐρευνῶν σπέρμ' ὅπως γένοιτό μοι Id. Med. 669; examine into a question, ib. 1084 (anap.), cf. Pl. Tht. 200e, al.: also in Med., διάνοια πᾶσαν φύσιν -ωμένη ib. 174a; οἰκημάτιον X.Ephesians 2:10.

4. c. inf., seek to do, Theoc. 7.45.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐρευνάω, ἐρεύνω; 1 aorist imperative ἐρεύνησον; ( ἐρευνᾷ a search); from Homer down; to search, examine into: absolutely, John 7:52; τί, John 5:39; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Revelation 2:23 with which passage cf. Jeremiah 11:20; Jeremiah 17:10; Jeremiah 20:12; followed by an indirect question, 1 Peter 1:11 (2 Samuel 10:3; Proverbs 20:27). The form ἐραυνάω (which see in its place) T Tr WH have received everywhere into the text, but Lachmann only in Revelation 2:23. (Compare: ἐξερευνάω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐραυνάω , - ,

late form of ἐρευνάω

(Rec., ll. c.; cf. Bl., § 6, 1; M, Pr., 46),

[in LXX, ἐρευν - (exc. 1 Chronicles 19:3 A), for H2664 pi., H2713, etc.;]

to search, examine: John 7:52; c. acc rei, John 5:39, Romans 8:27, 1 Corinthians 2:10, Revelation 2:23; seq. orat. obliq., 1 Peter 1:11.†

SYN.: see ἐξετάζω G1833.

ἐρευνἀω , - . see ἐραυνάω .


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The spelling ἐρευνάω is found ter in the fragmentary P Petr III. 65(b).5, .10, .14 (Ptol.), apparently part of a professional searcher’s report, but ἐραυνάω, which is adopted throughout by WH, is certain from i/A.D. onwards, e.g. P Oxy II. 294.9 f. (A.D. 22) (= Selections, p. 35) ὁ ο [ἶκος. . . . .] Σεκόνδας ἠραύνηται κ [αὶ. . . . .] ὁ ἐμ [ὸς ] οἶκος ἠραύνητ [αι : see Proleg. p. 46, where the spelling of the subst. is also discussed. As illustrating the two forms it is enough to cite here P Tebt I. 38.19 (B.C. 113) ἔρ ]ευναν δὲ τούτου σὺν αὐτοῖς ποιησάμενος, P Oxy I. 67.18 (A.D. 338) ἐπὶ δυσὶ κεφαλαίοις τὴν ἔραυναν ποιούμενον, ";making the inquiry concerning two points."; MGr ἔρευνα. In P Fay 104 (late iii/A.D.) reference is made ter to ἐραυνηταί, ";searchers,"; apparently Customs officials (see the editors’ note ad.14).

 

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List of Word Forms
εραυνα ἐραυνᾷ εραυνατε ἐραυνᾶτε εραυνησον ἐραύνησον εραυνων ἐραυνῶν εραυνωντες ἐραυνῶντες ερευνά ερευνάτε ερευνήσατε ερεύνησον ερευνήσουσι ερευνήσωσι ερευνών ερεύνων ερευνώντες ηρεύνησας ηρεύνησε ηρεύνησεν erauna eraunā̂i eraunate eraunâte erauneson eraunēson eraúneson eraúnēson eraunon eraunôn eraunōn eraunō̂n eraunontes eraunôntes eraunōntes eraunō̂ntes
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