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Entry for Strong's #4318 - προσαγωγή

Word Origin
from (4317) (cf (72))
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the act of bringing to, a moving to
  2. access, approach
    1. to God, i.e. that relationship with God whereby we are acceptable to him and have assurance that he is favourably disposed towards him
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Romans 1
Ephesians 2
Romans 1
Ephesians 2
Romans 1
Ephesians 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

προσᾰγωγ-ή, ἡ,

bringing to, πρὸς τὴν τῆς τροφῆς π. for the purpose of bringing the food to the mouth, Arist. PA 687b26; οἰκοδόμῳ εἰς π. πλίνθου PCair.Zen. 176.14 (iii B.C.) .

2. bringing up, μηχανημάτων, ὀργάνων, Plb. 1.48.2 (pl.), 14.10.9 (pl.); ποιεῖσθαι τὴν π., much like our phrase 'to make approaches', Id. 9.41.1 .

3. a bringing over, acquisition, ξυμμάχων Th. 1.82; ἐκ π. φίλος a friend under compulsion, D. 23.174 ( ἐκ προαγωγῆς Harp. ).

4. administering or taking of medicine, Phld. Ir. p.44 W.(pl.), Dsc. 4.148.

II solemn approach, as at festivals or in supplication, Hdt. 2.58 (pl.).

2. approach, access, introduction to a person, esp. to a king's presence, X. Cyr. 7.5.45, cf. Ep.Romans 5:2, Ep.Ephesians 2:18, etc.

3. π. νεῶν a place for ships to put in, Plb. 10.1.6, cf. D.S. 13.46, Plu. Aem. 13 .

4. attack, Aen.Tact. 10.23 (pl.).

5. addition, of food, opp. ἀφαίρεσις, Hp. Insomn. 89; ἐκ προσαγωγῆς by gradual additions, gradually, Id. Acut. 11, Thphr. HP 3.10.5, etc.; opp. ἀθρόος, Arist. Pol. 1308b16; ἐκ π. καὶ κατὰ μικρόν ib. 1306b14, cf. 1315a13; opp. ἐξαίφνης, Id. Mete. 368a7; τόποι ὑψηλοὶ ἐκ π. rising gradually to a height, ib. 350b22 .

III accession, addition, Epicur. Fr. 190 .

2. increase of rent, PTeb. 72.449 (ii B. C.) . surface of a stone intended for application to another, IG 22.244.102 (pl.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προσαγωγή, προσαγωγης, ;

1. the act of bringing to, a moving to (Thucydides, Aristotle, Polybius, others).

2. access, approach (Herodotus 2, 58; Xenophon, Cyril 7, 5, 45) (others, as Meyer on Romans, as below (yet see Weiss in the 6th edition), Ellicott on Ephesians, insist on the transitive sense, introduction): εἰς τήν χάριν, Romans 5:2; to God, i. e. (dropping the figure) that friendly relation with God whereby we are acceptable to him and have assurance that he is favorably disposed toward us, Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 3:12.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* προσ -αγωγή , -ῆς , ,

(< προσάγω ),

1. a bringing to.

2. approach, access (v. Lft., Notes, 284; MM, xxi): Romans 5:2, Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 3:12 (but v. Ellic., Eph., 59 f., where the transitive sense "introduction " is advocated).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
προσαγωγην προσαγωγήν προσαγωγὴν prosagogen prosagogḕn prosagōgēn prosagōgḕn
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