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Entry for Strong's #4048 - περιῤῥήγνυμι

Word Origin
from (4012) and (4486)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to break off on all sides, break off all around
  2. to rend or tear off all around
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Verse Results
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Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


and περι-ύω ( Plu. Publ. 6 ),

break off all round, τὸν γήλοφον κύκλῳ Pl. Criti. 113d: freq. of clothes, rend and tear off, τὸν χιτωνίσκον D. 19.197; τὴν χλαμύδα Plb. 15.33.4: also c. acc. pers., strip, Parth. 15.3: Med., περιερρήξατο τοὺς πέπλους tore off her own garments, Plu. Ant. 77, cf. Ph. 2.44: abs., J. AJ 9.7.3, Arr. An. 7.24.3, D.Chr. 35.9; [ γυναῖκες], περιερρηγμέναι Id. 46.12: Pass., with aor. 2 -ερράγην, intr. pf. περιέρρωγα, περιρρηγνυμένων φαρέων A. Th. 328 (lyr.); of the case or membrane that encloses pupa or shellfish, περιρρήγνυται τὸ κέλυφος Arist. HA 551a23, cf. 552a6; περιερρωγέναι τὸ ὄστρακον ib. 601a13 (so in Act., ἡ σχάδων . . τὸν ὑμένα περιρρήξας (sic) ἐκπέταται ib. 554a30 . Med., τὰ ζῷα τὰ ἐκ τῶν σκωλήκων περιρρηγνύμενα ib. 552a9 ); πέτρα περιρραγεῖσα ib. 578b22; of dead flesh, break away, Hp. Fract. 26 .

II cause a stream to break or divide round a piece of land, [ Βούσιρις] τὸν Νεῖλον περὶ τὴν χώραν περιέρρηξε Isoc. 11.31: Pass., τοῦ Δέλτα κατὰ τὸ ὀξὺ περιρρήγνυται ὁ Νεῖλος Hdt. 2.16, cf. Ael. NA 7.24; βρονταὶ περιερρήγνυντο kept breaking round a place, Plu. Crass. 19 .

III break a thing round or on another, wreck, τὸ σκαφίδιον πρὸς πέτραν Luc. Merc.Cond. 2, cf. Poll. 1.114; ἀλλήλοισι π. ἀέλλας Q.S. 8.61 . ὄρος περιερρωγός broken all round, i.e. precipitous, Nic.Dam. 1 J.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

περιρρήγνυμι (L T Tr WH περιρήγνυμι, with one rho ; see the preceding word): 1 aorist participle plural περιρρήξαντες; (περί and ῤήγνυμι); to break off on all sides, break off all round (cf. περί, III. 1): τό ἱμάτιον, to rend or tear off all around, Acts 16:22. So of garments also in 2 Macc. 4:38 and often in secular authors; Aeschylus sept. 329; Demosthenes, p. 403, 3; Polybius 15, 33, 4; Diodorus 17, 35.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** περι -ρήγνυμι

(Rec. -ρρ -, v. supr.),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 4:38 *;]

to break or tear off all around: freq. of garments, τ . ἰμάτια , Acts 16:22.†

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

πλουτίζω is included by Anz (Subsidia, p. 297) in the class of verbs which, going back to the beginnings of Greek letters, disappear for a time from general use, only to come to light again in later Greek. This particular word is fairly common in the LXX and occurs ter in the NT.


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περιεσκέπασε περιρηξαντες περιρήξαντες περιρρήξαντες περισιαλωμένους περισκελές περισκέλη περισπασμόν περισπασμός περισπασμώ perirexantes perirēxantes perirḗxantes
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