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Entry for Strong's #3901 - παραῤῥυέω

Word Origin
from (3844) and the alternate of (4482)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to glide by: lest we be carried by, pass by
    1. lest the salvation which these things heard show us how to obtain, slip away from us
    2. a thing escapes me
    3. slips my mind
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2986 ‑ יָבַל (yaw‑bal');  3869 ‑ לוּז (looz);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1
V-2APS-1P 1
V-2APS-1P 1
V-2APS-1P 1
V-AAS-1P 1
V-2APS-1P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


From G3844 and the alternate of G4482

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραρρέω; (παρά and ῤέω); from Sophocles, Xenophon, and Plato down; to flow past (παραρρέον ὕδωρ, Isaiah 44:4), to glide by: μήποτε παραρρυῶμεν (2 aorist passive subjunctive; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. ii., p. 287; (Veitch, under the word ῤέω; WHs Appendix, p. 170); but L T Tr WH παραρυῶμεν; see Rho), lest we be carried past, pass by (R. V. drift away from them) (missing the thing), i. e. lest the salvation which the things heard show us how to obtain slip away from us, Hebrews 2:1. In Greek authors παρραρει μοι τί, a thing escapes me, Sophocles Philoct. 653; tropically, slips from my mind, Plato, legg. 6, p. 781 a.; in the sense of neglect, μή παρραρυης, τήρησον δέ ἐμήν βουλήν, Proverbs 3:21.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρα -ρρέω ,

[in LXX: Isaiah 44:4 (H2986), Proverbs 3:21*;]

to flow by, drift away, slip away: Hebrews 2:1.†

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

P Ryl II. 129.13 (A.D. 30) ἤροσάν μου χόρτου δέσμας πεντακοσίας, ";they carried off five hundred bundles of my hay.";


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
παραρρέον παραρριπτείσθαι παράρριψόν παραρρυής παραρρυώμεν παραρύματα παραρυωμεν παραρυῶμεν pararuomen pararuōmen pararyomen pararyômen pararyōmen pararyō̂men
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