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Entry for Strong's #4385 - προτείνω

Word Origin
from (4253) and teino (to stretch)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to stretch forth, stretch out
    1. when they had stretched one out on the thongs i.e. to receive the blows of the thongs (by tying him up to a beam or a pillar)
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-AAI-3S 2
V-AAI-3P 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3P 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


stretch out before, hold before, τὸν χαλινόν X. Eq. 6.11 ( Pass. ); [ ὁ ναυτίλος] π. τὰς πλεκτάνας Arist. HA 525a28 .

2. expose to danger, ψυχὴν . . προτείνων S. Aj. 1270 .

3. metaph., hold out as a pretext or excuse, π. πρόφασιν Hdt. 1.156; σκῆψιν E. El. 1067; θεούς S. Ph. 992; παιδὸς θάνατον E. Andr. 428: Med., π. τὴν ἡλικίαν Pl. Ep. 317c .

II stretch forth, hold out, χεῖρα, as a suppliant, Archil. 130; τὰς χεῖρας Hdt. 1.45, 7.233 (for punishment, Ps.-Callisth. 2.2 ); φύλλον οἱ ἱκέται προτείνουσι Call. Iamb. 1.275a ( προτιμῶσι 275 ); also προτείνει χεὶρ ἐκ χερὸς ὀρέγματα ( Herm. for ὀρεγόμενα ) A. Ag. 1110 (lyr.); π. ἑαυτόν leaning forward, Pl. R. 449b: hence intr., stretch forward, προτείνουσα εἰς τὸ πέλαγος [ἄκρα ] Id. Criti. 111a, cf. Plb. 1.29.2, etc.

2. π. χεῖρα δεξιάν offer, tender it as a pledge, S. Ph. 1292, cf. Tr. 1184, E. Alc. 1118, etc.; π. πίστιν D. 23.117 .

3. hold out, offer, μεγάλα π. ἐπ' οἷσι ὁμολογέειν ἐθέλουσι Hdt. 8.140 . β; κέρδος A. Pr. 777; τελετάς E. Ba. 238; κάλλος Id. Hel. 28; φάντασμα Pl. R. 382a; ἐλπίδα E. Fr. 131; δραχμὰς εἴκοσιν Ar. Pl. 1019; ἐλευθερίαν Antipho 5.50; δέλεαρ π. τὴν ἡδονήν Plu. 2 13a; ἐμοὶ λόγους Pl. Phdr. 230d: c. inf., π. τινὶ λαβεῖν ὅ τι χρῄζει X. Oec. 5.8: Med., Hdt. 5.24, 7.161; ἔρωτα Pl. Phdr. 266b; φιλίαν προτενεῖται D. 14.5; τὴν ἀειλογίαν Id. 19.2: Pass., δυοῖν προτεινομένοιν ἀγαθοῖν Isoc. 6.37, cf. 12.117 .

4. put forward, propose, π. ζητήματα, ἐρωτήματα, Plu. 2.737d, Arr. Epict. 3.8.1; αἴνιγμά τινι D.L. 2.70, etc.: Med., offer or put forward as instances, Pl. Grg. 518b: Pass., Sor. 2.1, Iamb. Myst. 1.3 .

5. Med . . μισθὸν προτείνασθαι stipulate for as a reward, Hdt. 9.34 .

III put forward as a proposition ( πρότασις 1.1 ), Arist. APr. 47a15, Top. 104a5, al.: Med., ib. 164b4: Pass., ib. 7 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προτείνω: 1 aorist προετεινα; (from Herodotus down); to stretch forth, stretch out: ὡς προέτειναν (Rec. προέτεινεν) αὐτόν τοῖς ἱμᾶσιν, when they had stretched him out for the thongs i. e. to receive the blows of the thongs (by tying him up to a beam or a pillar; for it appears from Acts 22:29 that Paul had already been bound), Acts 22:25 (Winers Grammar, § 31 at the beginning; others (cf. R. V. text) 'with the thongs' (cf. ἱμάς)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** προ -τείνω , [in LXX: 2 Maccabees 7:1-42, 3 Maccabees 2:1 *;]

to stretch out, stretch forth: of preparations for scourging (v. Field, Notes, 136 f.), Acts 22:25.†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For ῥῆγμα in the sense of ";breach"; in the Nile embankments see P Lond 131 recto.45, .60 (A.D. 78–9) (= I. p. 171 f.), and cf. PSI V. 456.11 (A.D. 276–82) ἐπὶ τοῦ πύργου. . ῥήγματα : cf. Luke 6:49, and for the medical use of the word = ";rupture,"; see Hobart p. 56. The subst. ῥηγμός may be illustrated from ib. IV. 422.15 (iii/B.C.) ἡ δὲ γῆ ῥηγμῶν πλήρε (=η)ς ἐστὶν διὰ τὸ μήποτε αὐτὴν ἠρόσθαι.


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προετειναν προέτειναν προτείχισμα προτειχίσματι προτειχίσματος προτέρημά proeteinan proéteinan
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