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Entry for Strong's #872 - ἀφοράω

Transliteration
aphoráō
Phonetics
af-or-ah'-o  
Word Origin
from (575) and (3708)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on something
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Hebrews 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 1
BYZ TIS TR
V-2AAS-1S 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
V-2AAS-1S 1
V-2AAS-1S 1
V-PAP-NPM 1
NA WH
V-2AAS-1S 1
V-PAP-NPM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀφορ-άω,

Ion. ἀφορ-έω, fut. ἀπόψομαι: aor. ἀπεῖδον: —

I

1. look away from all others at one, have in view, Hdt. 8.37; look at, τι Lycurg. 17; of a distant object, D. Ephesians 2:20; πρός τι Th. 7.71; τι πρός τι compare, Pl. R. 585a; ἀ. ὅθεν.. look to the point whence.., ib. 584d; εἴς τι or τινα, Plu. Lyc. 7, Luc. Philops. 30; εἰς τὸν θεόν Arr. Epict. 2.19.29; εἰς τὸν Ἰησοῦν Hebrews 12:2 : hence, obey, Nic.Dam. p.22 D.; ἐπί τινα Plu. Cat.Mi. 52; πρός τινα Id. Cat.Ma. 19, Arr. Epict. 3.24.16: in Med., Ar. Nu. 281. of Places, look towards, εἰς βόρειον ὠκεανόν App. Praef. 3,cf. Philostr. Im.Prooem.

2. to view from a place, ἀπὸ δενδρέου Hdt. 4.22; πόρρωθεν ἀπιδών Timocl. 21.6.

II rarely, look away, have the back turned, prob. in Thphr. HP 4.16.6; ἀφορῶντας παίειν X. Cyr. 7.1.36.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀφοράω, ἀφόρω; to turn the eyes away from other things and fix them on something; cf. ἀποβλέπω. Tropically, to turn one's mind to: εἰς τινα, Hebrews 12:2 (Winer's Grammar, § 66, 2 d.) (εἰς Θεόν, 4 Macc. 17:10; for examples from Greek writings cf. Bleek on Heb. vol. ii. 2, p. 862). Further, cf. ἀπεῖδον.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀφ -οράω , - ,

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 17:10 (είς θεόν )*;]

(a) to look away from all else at, fix one's gaze upon: metaph. (MM, s.v.), Hebrews 12:2;

(b) simply, to see: ἀφίδω (see ἀπεῖδον , and Lft., Phi., in l; MM, s.v.), Philippians 2:23 (v. Ellic., in l).†


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

With ἀφορᾶν εἰς = ";look away from [other things] to"; in Hebrews 12:2, Abbott (Joh. Voc. p. 28) aptly compares Epict. ii. 19, 29 εἰς τὸν θεὸν ἀφορῶντας ἐν παντὶ καὶ μικρῷ καὶ μεγάλῳ , and iii. 24, 16 where Epictetus says of Herakles’ attitude to Zeus—πρὸς ἐκεῖνον ἀφορῶν ἔπραττεν ἃ ἔπραττεν . On the form ἀφίδω (Philippians 2:23 א AB* D* FG 33) see Proleg. p. 44 : in spite of Thackeray’s note (Gr. p. 124 f.—which see for further exx.) we cannot allow the long-lost digamma any influence in determining this Hellenistic type—see Brugmann-Thumb p. 143, and further under ἔτος . In this word at any rate the levelling of ἀπιδεῖν to ἀφορᾶν is a certain explanation.

 

 

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List of Word Forms
αφιδω ἀφίδω αφορία αφορωντες αφορώντες ἀφορῶντες aphido aphidō aphído aphídō aphorontes aphorôntes aphorōntes aphorō̂ntes
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