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Entry for Strong's #2576 - καμμύω

Word Origin
from a compound of (2596) and the base of (3466)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to shut the eyes, close the eyes
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6105 ‑ עָצַם (aw‑tsam');  8173 ‑ שָׁעַע (shaw‑ah');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Matthew 1
Acts 1
Matthew 1
Acts 1
Matthew 1
Acts 1
V-AAI-3P 2
V-AAI-3P 2
V-AAI-3P 2
V-AAI-3P 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


for καταμύω, v.l. in Batr. 191: also in later Gr., τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς ἐκάμμυσαν LXX Isaiah 6:10, al., cf. Ph. 1.645, Hero Aut. 22.1, PMag.Lond. 121.855 (iii A.D.), Paul.Aeg. 3.22.29: pf. κεκάμμυκα A.D. Synt. 323.22: cited from Alex. 319 by Phryn., but censured as un- Attic.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καμμύω, a form which passed over from the epic (cf. Homer batrach. 191) and common language (Apoll. Dysc. synt. 323, 22; 326, 9) into the Alexandrian and decaying Greek; condemned by Phryn. (as below); derived by syncope and assimilation from καταμύω (which the earlier and more elegant Greeks use) (cf. καμμέν, καμμονη, κάμμορος, from κατά μέν, καταμονη, καταμορος, cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Gram. § 117, 2 Anm. 2; Ausf. Gram. ii., p. 373; Fischer, De vitiis lexamples N. T., p. 678f; Sturz, De dial. Maced. etc., p. 173f; Lob. ad Phryn., p. 339f; Schäfer ad Lamb. Bos, p. 368; (cf. Buttmann, 62 (55); Winer's Grammar, 24, 46)): 1 aorist ἐκάμμυσα; to shut the eyes, close the eyes: often with τούς ὀφθαλμούς added; so Matthew 13:15 and Acts 28:27 (from the Sept. Isaiah 6:10, for הָשַׁע , i. e. to besmear), in both passages the phrase designates the inflexible pertinacity and obstinacy of the Jews in their opposition to the gospel. (Isaiah 29:10; Lamentations 3:43; καμμύειν τό τῆς ψυχῆς ὄμμα, Philo de somn. i. § 26.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(syncopated form of καταμύω , used by Ep. and κοινή writers; Rutherford, NPhr., 426 f.),

[in LXX: Isaiah 6:10 (H8173 hi.) Isaiah 29:10; Isaiah 33:15 (H6105), Lamentations 3:44 AR*;]

to shut the eyes: τ . ὀφθαλμούς , Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27 (Isa, l.c.).†

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

This syncopated form (= καταμύω), which is found in Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27, both from LXX Isaiah 6:10, is warranted good Κοινή by the ban of Phrynichus (ed. Lobeck p. 339 f., Rutherford NP p. 426 f.) : see also Thumb Hellen. p. 63 f. As a matter of fact, it occurs in the magic P Lond 121.855 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 111) καμμύσας ἀναβλέψ [α ]ς ὀψῇ ἔ [μ ]προσθεν σοῦ σκιὰν ἑστῶσαν.


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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εκαμμυσαν εκάμμυσαν ἐκάμμυσαν καμμύσαι καμμύσει καμμύων ekammusan ekammysan ekámmysan
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