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Entry for Strong's #5186 - τυφλόω

Word Origin
from (5185)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to blind, make blind
  2. in the NT metaph. to blunt the mental discernment, darken the mind
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5787 ‑ עִוֵּר (iv‑vare');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
John 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 John 1
John 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 John 1
John 1
2 Corinthians 1
1 John 1
V-AAI-3S 2
V-RAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 2
V-AAI-3S 2
V-RAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 2
V-RAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


blind, make blind, τινα Hdt. 4.2; ὄμματα, ὄψιν, E. Cyc. 470, Ph. 764: Pass., to be blinded, to be or become blind, Hdt. 2.111; τυφλοῦμαι φέγγος ὀμμάτων E. Hec. 1035; ἕλκος τυφλωθέν a blinding wound (Pass. of τυφλόω ἕλκος inflict a blinding wound), S. Ant. 973 (lyr.).

2. metaph., blind, baffle, Democr. 72, v.l. in Critias 25.26; τετύφλωται μόχθος Pi. I. 5(4).56; τῶν μελλόντων τετύφλωνται φραδαί Id. O. 12.9, cf. Pl. Ti. 47b; τὴν ψυχὴν τυφλωθῆναι Id. Phd. 99e, cf. 96c; τ. περὶ τὸν φιλούμενον ὁ φιλῶν Id. Lg. 731e.

II make blind or without passage, stop up, τὰς διόδους ἁμάξαις Aen.Tact. 2.5; τ. ὀφθαλμοὺς [ἀμπέλου ] Gp. 5.9.7; τ. τὸν μαστόν makeit cease to yield milk, Ael. NA 3.39: Pass., βλάστησις τυφλουμένη Thphr. CP 5.17.7; οὖρα τυφλοῦται Nic. Al. 340; ἡ φωνὴ τυφλοῦται Plu. 2.721b; τυφλωθείσης τῆς τοῦ δέρματος τρώσεως Gal. 1.388: also in Med., τυφλώσατο νηδύς Nic. Al. 285.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τυφλόω, τυφλῷ: 1 aorist ἐτυφλωσα; perfect τετύφλωκα; from (Pindar and) Herodotus down; to blind, make blind; in the N. T. metaphorically, to blunt the mental discernment, darken the mind: John 12:40; 1 John 2:11; τά νοήματα, 2 Corinthians 4:4 (τήν ψυχήν τυφλωθειην, Plato, Phaedo, p. 99 e.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τυφλόω , -

(< τυφλός ),

[in LXX: Isaiah 42:19 (H5787), Tobit 7:7 א , Wisdom of Solomon 2:21 א *;]

to blind, make blind: metaph., John 12:40 (LXX, καμμύω ), 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 John 2:11.†

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

";footstool,"; is first found in the LXX (Psa. 98꞉5 [MT Psalms 99:5], al.), and is sometimes claimed as a Jewish formation (cf. Winer-Schmiedel Gr. p. 23), but, as showing that the word may already have been current in the popular tongue, Deissmann (BS, p. 233) cites two exx. from ii/A.D. marriage-contracts, CPR I. 22.8 (reign of Antoninus Pius) καθέδραν σὺν ὑποποδίωι, and similarly ib. 27.11 (A.D. 190). To these we may add from an earlier date P Tebt I. 45.38 (B.C. 113) ὑποπόδιον in a list of stolen articles, and the ostracon Preisigke 4292.3 (Rom. : cf. Archiv iv. p. 248) ὑποπόδια δύο.


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ετυφλώθησαν ετύφλωσε ετυφλωσεν ἐτύφλωσεν Τετυφλωκεν Τετύφλωκεν etuphlosen etuphlōsen etyphlosen etyphlōsen etýphlosen etýphlōsen Tetuphloken Tetuphlōken Tetyphloken Tetyphlōken Tetýphloken Tetýphlōken
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