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Entry for Strong's #5335 - φάσκω

Word Origin
prolongation from the same as (5346)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to affirm, allege, portend or profess
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 559 ‑ אָמַר (aw‑mar');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Acts 2
Romans 1
Revelation 1
Acts 2
Romans 1
Acts 2
Romans 1
V-IAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3S 1
V-IAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


used by only in impf. ἔφασκον Il. 13.100; φάσκον Od. 24.75, Hes. Th. 209: freq. in Trag. and Com. (but perh. never in pres. indic., v. infr.): as impf. of φημί S. OT 110, etc., also Ar. Ra. 742; also imper. φάσκε E. Hel. 1077, Arist. Rh.Al. 1429a6; subj. φάσκω A. Ch. 93, Ar. V. 561 (anap.), Antipho 3.4.3, Lys. 25.11, Isaiah 10:11, PHal. 1.134 (iii B. C.); opt. φάσκοιμι S. Aj. 1037, D. 30.27; inf. φάσκειν S. El. 9, OT 462, Ph. 1411 (anap.), Ar. Ra. 695 (troch.), X. Mem. 1.2.52, al., Isoc. 8.1; part. φάσκων IG 12.66.6, E. HF 1382 (the only part of the Verb used in Th. (3.70) and Pl. (R. 337e, al.), exc. ἔφασκεν Id. Lg. 901a): Pass. is not found, ἐφάσκετ' is for ἐφάσκετε S. Ph. 114. Rare in pres. indic. before iii B.C.: φάσκει Isa 6.16 (φάσκοι Reiske, Wyse), PMich.Zen. 82.6 (iii B. C.), PSI 8.921.7 (ii A. D.), dub. in S.E. P. 1.17 (v.l. φάσκοι), Gal. 15.35, Gp. 9.14.2, Hsch.; φάσκεις PSI 9.1011.10 (iii B. C.); φάσκουσι (ν) Aeschin. 11.11, PCair.Zen. 21.25, 244.5, al. (iii B. C.), Plu. Ant. 86, Ath. 10.429b, Gp. 5.2.9, etc.; φάσκομεν is dub. cj. (for πάσχομεν) in Alex. 146.4:

say, affirm, assert, c. acc. et inf., Od. 4.191, 8.565, al.; φάσκειν as imper., in this constr., S. OT 462, Ph. 1411 (anap.); οὐ φασκόντων χρήσειν saying they would not.., Hdt. 3.58; οὐ φάσκων ἀνεκτὸν εἶναι Th. 8.52; the inf. is freq. to be supplied, ἐν τῇδ' ἔφασκε γῇ (sc. εὑρεθήσεσθαι) S. OT 110; φησίν γε· φάσκων δ' (sc. ἥξειν) Id. El. 319; τῶν φασκόντων γονέων (sc. εἶναι) Pl. R. 538a, etc.; rarely φ. ὡς.., ὅτι.., Mosch. 2.12, Plu. 2.215f: c. acc., τοῦτο φ. τοὔπος A. Ch. 93, cf. E. HF 1382, etc.: abs., ὡς ἔφασκεν S. OT 114; φάσκουσα καὶ οὐ φάσκουσα Pl. Tht. 190a.

2. think, deem, expect, ὃ οὔ ποτ' ἔγωγε τελευτήσεσθαι ἔφασκον Il. 13.100; οὔ μ' ἐφάσκεθ'.. οἴκαδ' ἱκέσθαι Od. 22.35; φάσκειν.. ὁρᾶν believe that you see, S. El. 9.

3. say, promise, c. inf. fut., με.. ἔφασκε θήσειν ἀθάνατον Od. 7.256; φάσκων προσποιήσειν αὐτήν Th. 2.85, cf. Pl. Ion 541e.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φάσκω; imperfect ἐφασκον; (ΦΑΩ, φημί); from Homer down; to affirm, allege, to pretend or profess: followed by the accusative with the infinitive, Acts 24:9; Acts 25:19; with the infinitive and an accusative referring to the subject, Revelation 2:2 Rec.; followed by an infinitive with a subject nominative, Romans 1:22.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φάσκω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 26:20 (H559), Da LXX Bel 1:8, 2 Maccabees 14:27; 2 Maccabees 14:32, 3 Maccabees 3:7 *;]

to affirm, assert: c. acc et inf., Acts 24:9; Acts 25:19; c. inf. et nom., Romans 1:22.†

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

";Phrygia, an ethnic district in Asia Minor, the north-western part of which was in the Roman province Asia, and the south-eastern part in the Roman province Galatia : in Act. 16:6 Φρυγίαν is adj."; (Souter Lex s.v.). See further W. M. Ramsay Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia (Oxford, 1895, 1897), and the same writer in Hastings DB iii. p. 863 ff.


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