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Entry for Strong's #5324 - φαντάζω

Word Origin
from a derivative of (5316)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to cause to appear, make visible, expose to view, show
    1. the appearance, sight
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Hebrews 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



make visible, present to the eye or mind, τι Alex.Aphr. Proverbs 2:18, Hsch.: but, φ. τὴν αἴσθησιν, deceive, Callistr. Stat. 14: Med., with aor. Pass., place before one's mind, picture an object to oneself, imagine, τι Longin. 15.2, 8, M.Ant. 10.28, Porph. Sent. 33, Iamb. Myst. 3.20, Chor. p.16 B.; χωρίον Id. Milt. 29 F.-R.; κύνα ἐν ὕδατι Hp. 19 (Hermes 43.68); περί τῆς φύσεως Him. Or. 14.24; fancy, imagine, ὅτι.. Arr. Epict. 1.5.6; ὄναρ ἐφαντάσθην Hp. 15; τοῖς μηδὲ φαντασθεῖσιν ὡς καλόν.. Plot. 1.6.4; c. acc. et. inf., Polem. Phgn. 36, Iamb. Myst. 2.10.

II in early writers only in Pass., fut. φαντασθήσομαι Pl. Smp. 211a: aor. ἐφαντάσθην Id. Phlb. 51a: become visible, appear, σφι Hdt. 4.124; ὄνειρον φαντάζεταί μοι Id. 7.15; μηδὲ φαντάζου δόμων πάροιθε E. Andr. 876, cf. Ph. 93; φ. ἄλλοτε ἐν ἄλλαις ἰδέαις Pl. R. 380d; also, to be heard, μυκαὶ σηκοῖς ἔνι φ. A.R. 4.1285; φοβερὸν ἦν τὸ -όμενον Hebrews 12:21. to be terrified by visions or phantasms, PMag.Lond. 121.888.

2. make a show, Hdt. 7.10. ε'.

3. φαντάζεσθαί τινι make oneself like someone, take his form, φανταζόμενος.. γυναικί A. Ag. 1500 (anap.).

4. appear so and so, to be imagined, Pl. Hp.Ma. 300c; ἡδοναὶ φαντασθεῖσαι Id. Phlb. 51a; τῷ νοηθῆναι ἢ φαντασθῆναι Arist. de An. 433b12.

5. com. for συκοφαντεῖσθαι, to be informed against, Ar. Ach. 823 (Megar. φαντάδδομαι).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φαντάζω: (φαίνω); present passive participle φανταζόμενος; from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; to cause to appear, make visible, expose to view, show: τό φανταζόμενον, the appearance, sight, Hebrews 12:21.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** φαντάζω (< φαίνω ),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 6:16, Sirach 31:5 (34:5)*;]

to make visible. In cl. used in pass. only, = φαίνομαι , to become visible, appear: ptcp., Hebrews 12:21.†

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

From its physical sense of ";midriff"; or ";the parts about the heart,"; φρήν comes to be applied to the ";heart"; or ";mind"; itself, in the plur. as in 1Co. 14:20 : cf. the magic PSI I. 28.22 (iii/iv B.C.?) σὰς φρένας τέρπει, P Leid Wxvii. 46 (ii/iii A.D.) ὄνομά σου καὶ πνεῦμά σου ἐπ᾽ ἀγαθεοῖς (l. ἀλαθοῖς) νοῦν καὶ τὰς ῞εμὲ῝ ἐμὰς φρένας, P Lond 46.327 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 75) καταδεσμεύω δὲ αὐτοῦ τὸν νοῦν καὶ τὰς φρένας and Wünsch AF p. 20.56 (iii/A.D.) βασάνισον αὐτῶν τὴν διάνοιαν τὰς φρένας τὴν αἴσθησιν.


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