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Entry for Strong's #396 - ἀνατρέπω

Word Origin
from (303) and the base of (5157)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to overthrow, overturn, destroy
  2. to subvert
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1711 ‑ דָּגָה (daw‑gaw');  1760 ‑ דָּחַח (daw‑khaw', daw‑khakh');  1920 ‑ הָדַף (haw‑daf');  7368 ‑ רָחַק (raw‑khak');  7576 ‑ רָתַק (raw‑thak');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (3) HCS (3)
2 Timothy 1
Titus 1
John 1
2 Timothy 1
Titus 1
John 1
2 Timothy 1
Titus 1
V-PAI-3P 2
V-2AAI-3S 1
V-PAI-3P 2
V-PAI-3P 2
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-PAI-3P 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


poet. ἀντρ-, Aeol. aor. ὀνέτροπε Alc. Supp. 25.7: pf. -τέτροφα S. Tr. 1009, And. 1.131, later -τέτρᾰφα Din. 1.30 codd., v.l. in D. 18.296, Aeschin. 1.190, 3.158: aor. 2 Med. ἀνετράπετο in pass. sense, Il. 6.64, 14.447 (only here in Hom.), Pl. Cra. 395d, Theoc. 8.90: aor. 2 Pass., Alex. 76.3, etc.:


1. overturn, upset, Act., Archil. 56.3, Alc.l.c.; τράπεζαν D. 19.198, cf. eund. 24.136; in Hom. ἀνετράπετο, = ὕπτιος ἔπεσεν, Il. 6.64; ἀνατετραμμένος Ar. Ra. 543; freq. of ships, Pl. Lg. 906e, Arist. Rh. 1398b7, etc.; ἂν ἀνατραπῆ γὰρ πλοῖον Alex.l.c.; τὴν σωφροσύνην, τὸν βίον ἅπαντα And. 1.131, cf. Plu. Pomp. 46. Medic., upset, στόμαχον Gal. 12.911: so abs., create nausea, Aristaenet. 1.12.

2. overthrow, ruin, πρόρριζον ἀνατρέψαι τινά Hdt. 1.32, cf. 8.62; μὴ.. δαίμων.. ἀντρέψῃ ποδὶ ὄλβον A. Pers. 163; λακπάτητον ἀ. χαράν S. Ant. 1275; πλοῦτον And. 1.131; πόλιν Ar. V. 671; πολιτείαν, οἰκίαν, Pl. Lg. 709a, R. 471b; τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων D. 18.143: Pass., ἤρυξε πόλιν μἀνατραπῆναι A. Th. 1082; ὁ βίος ἀνατετραμμένος ἂν εἴη Pl. Grg. 481c, etc.

3. upset in argument, refute, Ar. Nu. 901; ἀ. πρόβλημα Alex.Aphr. in Top. 514.28.

II Pass.,

1. to be upset, disheartened, ἀνετράπετο φρένα λύπᾳ Theoc. 8.90; ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἀ. Plb. 21.25.8.

2. c. acc., to be checked in, diverted from, ὁρμήν J. BJ 2.15.6; τὴν φιλαργυρίαν 2.14.6.

3. to be turned back, εἰς χώραν Herm. ap. Stob. 1.49.68.

4. to be made null and void, Just. Nov. 2.2 Intr.

III stir up, arouse, ἀνατέτροφας ὅ τι καὶ μύσῃ S. Tr. 1009: Pass., of the sea in a storm, Arist. HA 600a4, etc. intr. in Act., slip, trip up, Plu. 2.631c; of a ship, capsize, D.Chr. 34.32.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνατρέπω; to overthrow, overturn, destroy; ethically, to subvert: οἴκους families, Titus 1:11. τήν τινων πίστιν, 2 Timothy 2:18. (Common in Greek writings, and in the same sense.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνα -τρέπω ,

[in LXX for H1760, H1920, etc.;]

to overturn, destroy: John 2:15 WH, txt.; metaph., to subvert (MM, VGT, s.v.): 2 Timothy 2:18, Titus 1:11.†

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

With Titus 1:11 οἵτινες ὅλους οἴκους ἀνατρέπουσιν διδάσκοντες ἃ μὴ δεῖ αἰσχροῦ κέρδους χάριν, we may compare P Par 63ix. 35 (ii/B.C.) τῆς πατρικῆς οἰκίας. . . ἔτι ἔνπροσθεν ἄρδην [ ]νατετραμμένης δι᾽ ἀσ [ω ]τίας. The literal meaning is found in P Oxy I. 69.2 (A.D. 190) φέρουσαν εἰς δημοσίαν ῥύμην ἀνατρέψαντας, ";they broke down (a door) leading into the public street,"; and Syll 891.9 (ii/A.D.) εἰς γῆν ἀνατρέψει : the inscription quotes the LXX, but is pagan. For the subst. see P Oxy VI. 902.11 (c. A.D. 465) εἰς τελείαν γὰρ ἀνατροπὴν. . . περιέστην, ";I have been reduced to complete ruin"; (Edd.).


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List of Word Forms
ανατραπή ανατρέπει ανατρέπουσι ανατρεπουσιν ἀνατρέπουσιν ανατρέψει ανετράπην ανετρεψεν ἀνέτρεψεν anatrepousin anatrépousin anetrepsen anétrepsen
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