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Entry for Strong's #4270 - προγράφω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to write before (of time)
    1. of old set forth or designated before hand (in the scriptures of the OT)
  2. to depict or portray openly
    1. to write before the eyes of all who can read
    2. to depict, portray, paint, before the eyes
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (5) HCS (4)
Romans 1
Galatians 1
Ephesians 1
Jude 1
Romans 1
Galatians 1
Ephesians 1
Jude 1
Romans 1
Galatians 1
Ephesians 1
Jude 1
V-2API-3S 3
V-AAI-1S 1
V-2API-3S 2
V-AAI-1S 1
V-2API-3S 3
V-AAI-1S 1
V-2API-3S 3
V-AAI-1S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

προγράφω [ ],

write before or first, τὰς αἰτίας προὔγραψα πρῶτον Th. 1.23; write before or above, Ep.Ephesians 3:3; αἱ προγεγραμμέναι λέξεις Hipparch. 1.7.5; κατὰ τὰ -γεγραμμένα PPetr. 3p.179 (iii B.C.); ὁ προγεγραμμένος ἀριθμός before-mentioned, Plu. 2.1018c .

2. write as a copy, Poll. 4.18 .

II set forth as a public notice, π. τι ἐν πινακίοις Ar. Av. 450; π. κρίσιν, δίκην τινί, give notice of a trial, D. 47.42, Plu. Cam. 11 ( Pass. ); appoint or summon by public notice, ἐκκλησίας Aeschin. 2.60,61; χορηγοὺς π. appoint as choregi, Arist. Oec. 1352a1; π. τινὰ [κληρωθησόμενον τ]ῆς φυλῆς ἣν ἂν βούληται Supp.Epigr. 4.183.15 (Halic., iii B.C. ); π. τοὺς λειτουργήσοντας IG 5(1).1390.73, cf. 74 ( Pass., Andania, i B.C. ); στρατιᾶς κατάλογον Plu. Cam. 39; φρουρᾶς ἡμῖν προγραφείσης D. 54.3; π. ὅσα δεῖ χρηματίζειν τὴν βουλήν Arist. Ath. 43.3; ἀπὸ τίνος ἄρχοντος καὶ ἐπωνύμου μέχρι τίνων δεῖ στρατεύεσθαι ib. 53.7; οἷς κατ' ὀφθαλμοὺς . . Χριστὸς προεγράφη was proclaimed or set forth publicly, Ep.Galatians 3:1, cf. Supp.Epigr. 4.263.13, 15 (Panamara, i A.D. ): Med., περὶ ὧν προεγράψατο εἰς τὴν βουλήν Milet. 6.43 (iii B.C.), cf. SIG 562.3(Paros, iii B.C. ), etc.

2. give written notice of sale, παρὰ τῇ ἀρχῇ Thphr. Fr. 97.1, cf. Plu. 2.205c; sell by auction, ἐν τῷ πραιτωρίῳ τὰ κτήματα D.C. 51.4 .

3. = Lat. proscribere, π. τινὰς φυγάδας Plb. 32.5.12; οἱ προγεγραμμένοι the proscribed, ib. 6.1; οἱ π. ὑπὸ Σύλλα Str. 5.2.6; οἱ προγραφέντες D.C. 47.13; οἱ προγραφέντες ἐπὶ θανάτῳ Plu. Brut. 27: metaph., οἱ προγεγρ. εἰς τοῦτο τὸ κρίμα those whose names have been registered for condemnation, Ep.Judges 1:4 .

III write a name at the head of a list, π. τινὰ ἐπὶ τῶν ψηφισμάτων Plu. Demetr. 10; τῆς βουλῆς π . . . Μάρκον, of the censor, name Marcus princeps senatus, Id. Aem. 38, cf. Flam. 18: Pass., προγράφεσθαι τοῦ συνεδρίου Id. 2.318c; προγεγραμμένος τῆς βουλῆς Id. TG 4 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προγράφω: 1 aorist προέγραψα; 2 aorist passive προεγραφην; perfect passive participle προγεγραμμενος;

1. to write before (of time): Romans 15:4a R G L text T Tr WH, 4b Rec.; Ephesians 3:3; οἱ πάλαι προγεγραμμένοι εἰς τοῦτο τό κρίμα, of old set forth or designated beforehand (in the Scriptures of the O. T. and the prophecies of Enoch) unto this condemnation, Jude 1:4.

2. to depict or portray openly (cf. πρό, d. α: οἷς κατ' ὀφθαλμούς Ἰησοῦς Χριστός προεγράφη ἐν ὑμῖν (but ἐν ὑμῖν is dropped by G L T Tr WH) ἐσταυρωμένος, before whose eyes was portrayed the picture of Jesus Christ crucified (the attentive contemplation of which picture ought to have been a preventive against that bewitchment), i. e. who were taught most definitely and plainly concerning the meritorious efficacy of the death of Christ, Galatians 3:1. Since the simple γράφειν is often used of painters, and προγράφειν certainly signifies also to write before the eyes of all who can read (Plutarch, Demetr. 46 at the end, προγραφει τίς αὐτοῦ πρό τῆς σκηνῆς τήν τοῦ Ὀιδιποδος ἀρχήν), I see no reason why προγράφειν may not mean to depict (paint, portray) before the eyes; (R. V. openly set forth). Cf. Hofmann at the passage (Farrar, St. Paul, chapter xxiv., vol. i, 470 note; others adhere to the meaning to placard, write up publicly, see Lightfoot at the passage; others besides; see Meyer).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προ -γράφω ,

[in LXX: Da LXX Daniel 3:3 cod., 1 Maccabees 10:36 *;]

1. to write before: Romans 15:4, Ephesians 3:3, Judges 1:4.

2. to write in public, placard, proclaim (Dem., Plut., al.): Galatians 3:1 (Lft., in l).

3. = ζωγραφέω , to pourtray, depict: Ga, l.c. (Syr. Pesh., Chrys.; Field, Notes, 189; CGT, in l).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";run up to,"; ";approach"; : cf. the metaphorical use in P Oxy II. 247.12 (A.D. 90) ἀπογράφομ [αι τῷ ὁμογν ]η ̣σίῳ μου ἀδελ [φῷ ] . . . προστρέχοντι τῇ ἐννόμῳ ἡλικίᾳ, ";I register for my full brother who is approaching the legal age"; (Edd.).


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