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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3629 - οἰκτίρμων
merciful, Gorg. Pal. 32, Theoc. 15.75, AP 7.359, LXX Exodus 34:6, al., Luke 6:36.
οἰκτίρμων , -ον
(< οἰκτείρω ), in cl. poët, for ἐλεήμων (q.v.),
[in LXX chiefly for H7349;]
merciful: Luke 6:36, James 5:1.†
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ὁρμάω, used intransitively as in all its NT occurrences = ";rush,"; is seen in P Strass II. 100.17 (ii/B.C.) εἰς φυγὴν ὥρμησαν, ";took to flight,"; and similarly P Tebt I. 48.24 (c. B.C. 113). For a somewhat weakened sense cf. P Oxy I. 118 verso.29 (late iii/A.D.) ἔχων ὧν χάριν ὥρμι (= η)σας, ";when you have obtained what you went for"; (Edd.). The verb is construed with the dat. in P Oxy IX. 1204.20 (A.D. 299), when a certain Oxyrhynchite ";made a design upon him (one Plutarchus) and ventured to nominate him for the decemprimate";—αὐτῷ ὁρμώμενος τετόλμηκεν αὐτὸν ὀνομάζειν εἰς δεκαπρωτείαν. For the mid. in the sense of origin, ";starting from,"; cf. P Tebt II. 397.17 (A.D. 198) ἀπὸ μηδενὸς ὁρμωμένη, ";not on the basis of any claim,"; and such late exx. as P Hamb I. 23.9 (A.D. 569) ἀμπελουργῶν ὁρμωμένων μὲν ἀπὸ κώμης Ἰβιῶνος. . ., ἐφεστῶτες δὲ ἐνταυ ̣ͅθ ̣α ἐπὶ τῆς α [ὐ ]τῆς Ἀντινοέων πόλ (εως), PSI VI. 686.4 (vi/A.D.?) ὁρ ]μώμενος ἐκ τῆσδε τῆς κώμης, and P Mon I. 1.7 (A.D. 574). For the metaph. usage of the verb we may cite Epict. ii. 6. 10 εἰ δέ γε ᾔδειν ὅτι νοσεῖν μοι καθείμαρται νῦν, καὶ ὥρμων ἂν ἐπ᾽ αὐτό, ";nay, if I really knew that it was ordained for me now to be ill, I should wish ( ";direct my impulse"; ) to be ill"; (Matheson), and Aristeas 270 ὃς γὰρ ἐπὶ τὸ πλεονεκτεῖν ὁρμᾶται, προδότης πέφυκε. The compd. ἐξορμάω (LXX) is seen in P Oxy IX. 1216.20 (ii/iii A.D.) θεῶν γὰρ θελόντων σπεύδω ἐξορμῆσαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ";for with the help of the gods I am hastening to set out to you"; (Ed.).
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