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Entry for Strong's #4104 - πιστόω

Word Origin
from (4103)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to make faithful, render trustworthy
    1. to make firm, establish
  2. to be firmly persuaded of
    1. to be assured of
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 559 ‑ אָמַר (aw‑mar');  5975 ‑ עָמַד (aw‑mad');  6004 ‑ עָמַם (aw‑mam');  6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


make trustworthy, πιστοῦν τινα ὅρκοις bind him by oaths, Th. 4.88 .

II Pass., to be made trustworthy, give a pledge or warrant, πιστωθείς h.Merc. 536; ἐπεὶ δ' ἐπιστώθησαν E. IA 66; μοι . . ὅρκῳ πιστωθῆναι ἀπήμονά μ' οἴκαδ' ἀπάξειν bind yourselves to me by oath . ., Od. 15.436 .

2. feel trust or confidence, to be persuaded, ὄφρα . . πιστωθῆτον ἐνὶ θυμῷ 21.218; πιστωθεὶς ὅτι . . feeling confidence that . ., S. OC 1039 .

III Med., give mutual pledges of fidelity, exchange troth, χεῖράς τ' ἀλλήλων λαβέτην καὶ πιστώσαντο Il. 6.233; ἐπιστώσαντ' ἐπέεσσιν 21.286; π. περὶ τῶν ὅλων πρὸς ἀλλήλους Plb. 18.39.6 .

2. πιστοῦσθαί τινα ὑφ' ὅρκου secure his good faith by oaths, S. OC 650, cf. Plb. 8.15.2 .

3. confirm, prove, τῷ παρόντι τοὐπιόν E. Fr. 1073.6, cf. Phlp. in GA 206.25; guarantee, τι Plb. 1.43.5, Luc. Philops. 5, Nonn. D. 13.407; τι διότι . . Phld. Rh. 1.122S.; ἀπὸ τούτων ἕκαστα Polystr. Herc. 346p.84V.; [ τι] ταῖς Αἰσχύλου ἐλεγείαις Plu. 2.628e; μάρτυρι τῷ Νέρωνι, ὅτι . . Id. Galb. 5; ἔργοις τὰς ὑποσχέσεις Luc. Hipp. 1; πείρῃ τὸ πρῆγμα Aret. CA 1.7; φιλοσοφίαν σώφρονι βίῳ Hdn. 1.2.4; ἐκ τῆς ἀποβάσεως τὴν φήμην Id. 1.14.6, cf. Lib. Or. 11.77; τίς ἂν τάδε πιστώσαιτο, . . ὅτι . .; Opp. C. 3.355: abs., Arist. Fr. 133, LXX 3 Ki. 1.36 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πιστόω, πιστῷ: 1 aorist passive ἐπιστωθην; (πιστός);

1. to make faithful, render trustworthy: τό ῤῆμα, 1 Kings 1:36; τινα ὅρκοις, Thucydides 4, 88; universally, to make firm, establish, 1 Chronicles 17:14.

2. Passive (the Sept. in various senses for נֶאֱמָן) and middle to be firmly persuaded of; to be assured of: τί (Opp. cyn. 3, 355. 417; Lucian, philops. 5), 2 Timothy 3:14; Hesychius ἐπιστώθη. ἐπείσθη, ἐπληροφορήθη. (In various other senses in secular authors from Homer down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πιστόω , -

(< πιστός ),

[in LXX chiefly for H543 ni.;]

to make trustworthy (Thuc., 1 Kings 1:36), hence, to establish (1 Chronicles 17:14). Pass. and mid., to be assured of: c. acc rei, 2 Timothy 3:14.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";prostitute."; In PSI IV. 352.4 (B.C. 254-3) Artemidorus writes to Zeno—ἐν οἴνωι γάρ εἰσιν καὶ ἐμ πόρναις διὰ παντός, and in BGU IV. 1024vi. 4 (end iv/A.D.) a certain Diodemus is described as ἐρασθέντα πόρνης δημοσίας. . . συνεχῶς δὲ ἠσθ <έν >ει (see Archiv iii. p. 303) ὁ Διόδημος πρὸς τῆς πόρνη [ς ] κατὰ τὰς [ ]σπερίνας ὥρας. ὁ οὖν Διόδημος ἐφόνευσεν τὴν πόρνην —and in consequence was taken to prison. In P Oxy III. 528.18 (ii/A.D.) a man quotes his sister (and wife) as saying, ὁ Κόλυβος δὲ πόρνην με πεπύ (= οί)ηκεν, ";Colubus has made me a prostitute.";


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List of Word Forms
επιστώθη επιστωθης επιστώθης ἐπιστώθης επιστώθησαν επλαγίασαν πίον πίονα πίονες πίονι πιόνων πίοσι πίοσιν πιστωθήσεται πιστωθήτω πιστώσαι πίστωσον πίτυες πίτυν πίτυς πιών πίων πλάγια πλαγιάση πλάγιοι πλαγίω πλαγίων epistothes epistōthēs epistṓthes epistṓthēs
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