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Entry for Strong's #4312 - προπετής

Transliteration
propetḗs
Phonetics
prop-et-ace'  
Word Origin
from a compound of (4253) and (4098)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to fall forwards, headlong, sloping, precipitously
  2. precipitate, rash, reckless
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 191 ‑ אֱוִיל (ev‑eel');  6589 ‑ פָּשַׂק (paw‑sak');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Acts 1
2 Timothy 1
Acts 1
2 Timothy 1
Acts 1
2 Timothy 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-ASN 1
A-NPM 1
A-ASN 1
A-NPM 1
A-ASN 1
A-NPM 1
NA WH
A-ASN 1
A-NPM 1
A-ASN 2
A-NPM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

προπετ-ής, ές, ( προπίπτω ) falling or slipping down in bed, εἰ π. γένοιτο Hp. Prog. 3; π. ἐπὶ πόδας Id. Coac. 487; π. ἂν ἐγίνετο ἡ βάδισις out of control, Arist. IA 712a29, cf. Diocl.Fr. 142 .

2. inclined forward, κεφαλὴ τοῦ βραχίονος π. ἐς τοὔμπροσθεν Hp. Art. 1; -έστεραι γένυες more prominent, ib. 31; ὁ μὲν αὐχὴν . . μὴ π. πεφύκοι X. Eq. 1.8; sloping, of shoulders, Gal. 1.623; stooping, μὴ ὀρθὸς ἀλλὰ μικρῷ -έστερος Arist. Phgn. 807b31 .

3. thrown away, κεῖται προπετές [τὸ κάταγμα ] S. Tr. 701 .

4. drooping, at the point of death, ζῇ γὰρ π. ib. 976 (anap.); ἡ π. Μοῖρα untimely, IG 5(1).1355 (Messenia, ii A. D. ).

5. prominent, of the eyes, Poll. 1.189, Philum. ap. Orib. Syn. 8.10, Alex.Aphr. Proverbs 2:22; γνάθοι, ὀφρῦς, Poll. 4.68, 134 .

II metaph.,

1 being upon the point of, πολιὰς ἐπὶ χαίτας π. E. Alc. 909 (lyr.); τύμβου π. παρθένος Id. Hec. 150 (anap.).

2. ready for, prone to a thing, ἐπί or εἴς τι, X. HG 2.3.15, 6.5.24; πρὸς τὰς ἡδονάς Pl. Lg. 792d: c. inf., -έστατος μεταστῆσαι X. HG 2.3.30 .

3. headlong, π. ἄγειν τὸν ἀκροατήν Arist. Rh. 1409b31 .

4. precipitate, rash, reckless, π. σώματος ἡδοναί Aeschin. 1.191; π. γέλως uncontrolled laughter, Isoc. 1.15; εἴ τι -έστερον ἔπραττον Hyp. Dem.Fr. 6, cf. Men. Pk. 441; ἡ π. ἀκρασία Arist. EN 1150b26; π. βίος Men. 382; π. γλῶσσα Alciphr. 3.57; of a lot, drawn at random, Pi. N. 6.63 . of persons, οἱ θρασεῖς προπετεῖς Arist. EN 1116a7; τὰ θήλεα . . [τῶν ἀρρένων] -έστερα Id. HA 608b1; μανικὸς καὶ π. ἐπὶ τῶν κινδύνων Theopomp. Hist. 268; οἱ π. Arr. Epict. 4.13.5; οἱ γλώσσῃ προπετεῖς APl. 4.89 (Gall.); τὸ π., = cross προπέτεια, opp. τὸ σεμνόν, Hp. Medic. 1 .

5. ἁρμονίαι π. flowing rhythms, D.H. Dem. 40 .

6. Medic., subject to diarrhoea, Ath. 13.584d ( Comp. ).

III Adv. -τῶς headlong, out of control, π. εἰς τὸ κάταντες φέρεσθαι X. Eq. 8.8 .

2. metaph., headlong, hastily, π. φέρεσθαι εἰς τὴν τυραννίδα Id Hier. 7.2; προπετέως ταχυγλωσσότεροι Hp. Epid. 4.45; ἐπερέσθαι π. X. Cyr. 1.3.8, cf. Mem. Epit. 306; ἀποκρίνεσθαι, ἀποφαίνεσθαι, etc., Pl. Phlb. 45a, Isoc. 12.272, etc.; π. ἔχειν to be rash, X. Cyr. 1.4.4 (v.l.); μηδὲν . . πράξῃς π. Men. 574; prematurely, AP 5.144 ( Asclep. ); -έστερον χρῆσθαι ταῖς προνομαῖς Plb. 3.102.11 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προπετής, προπετές (πρό and πέτω i. e. πίπτω);

1. falling forward, headlong, sloping, precipitous: Pindar Nem. 6, 107; Xenophon, r. eq. 1, 8; others.

2. precipitate, rash, reckless: Acts 19:36; 2 Timothy 3:4 (Proverbs 10:14; Proverbs 13:3; Sir. 9:18; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 1, 1 [ET]; and often in Greek writings).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προπετής , -ές

(< προπίπτω ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 10:14 (H191) Proverbs 13:3 (H6589) Sirach 9:18*;]

falling forwards, headlong. Metaph., precipitate, rash, reckless: of persons, 2 Timothy 3:4; of things, Acts 19:36.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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προπεσούνται προπετεις προπετείς προπετεῖς προπετες προπετές προπετὲς προπετής προπετούς propeteis propeteîs propetes propetès
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