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Entry for Strong's #1449 - ἐγγράφω

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Thayer's Definition
  1. to engrave, inscribe, write in or on
    1. to record, enrol
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Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (3) HCS (3)
2 Corinthians 2
Luke 1
2 Corinthians 2
Luke 1
2 Corinthians 2
V-RPI-3S 1
V-RPI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. make incisions into, τὸ στέλεχος Thphr. HP 5.1.2.

2. mark in or on, paint on, ζῷα ἐς τὴν ἐσθῆτα ἐ. Hdt. 1.203; opp. ἐξαλείφω, Pl. R. 501b.

3. engrave, inscribe, ἐν τῇσι στήλῃσι Hdt. 2.102, cf. 4.91; νόμους Lys. 30.2 (of codifiers, opp. ἐξαλείφω): Med., ἢν ἐγγράφου σὺ μνήμοσιν δέλτοις φρενῶν A. Pr. 789: Pass., to be written in, ἐνεγέγραπτο δὲ τάδε ἐν αὐτῇ (sc. τῇ ἐπιστολῇ) Th. 1.128; αὑτὸν εὗρεν ἐγγεγραμμένον κτείνειν found his name entered in the letter for execution, ib. 132; δέλτον ἐγγεγραμμένην συνθήμαθ' S. Tr. 157.

4. metaph., εἰ μέλλουσι τοιαῦται διάνοιαι ἐγγραφήσεσθαι ἀνθρώποις X. Cyr. 3.3.52.

5. Geom., inscribe a figure in another, εἰς.. Euc. 4.4, al.; ἐν.. Archim. Sph. Cyl. 1.13, al. (Pass.).

6. Medic., include in a prescription, οἶνος ἐγγεγράφθω Aret. CD 1.2.


1. enter in the public register, esp. of one's deme or phratria, ἐς τὰ κοινὰ γραμματεῖα Isaiah 7:1; ἐγγράψαι τὸν υἱὸν εἰς ἄνδρας D. 19.230; εἰς τοὺς φράτερας Id. 39.4; ἐ. εἰς τοὺς ἀτίμους Plu. Them. 6; also ἱερὰν ἐ. τὴν οὐσίαν Alex. 276: Pass., εἰς τοὺς δημότας ἐγγραφῆναι D. 18.261; Μαντίθεος ἐνεγεγράμμην by the name of M., Id. 39.4; τοὺς μήπω δι' ἡλικίαν ἐγγεγραμμένους Arist. Pol. 1275a15; πρὶν ἐγγραφῆναι καὶ λαβεῖν τὸ χλαμύδιον Antid. 2; εἰς τοὺς ἐφήβους Pl. Ax. 366e. (A. Ch. 699 is corrupt.)

2. indict, Ar. Pax 1180, D. 37.24: Pass., ἐγγράφεσθαι λιποταξίου to be indicted for desertion, Aeschin. 2.148.

3. of statedebtors, enter their names, ἐγγραφόντων οἱ ἄρχοντες τοῖς πράκτορσιν Lex ap. D. 43.71; ἐγγεγραμμένος [ἐν ἀκροπόλει] registered among the state-debtors, D. 25.4, cf. Arist. Ath. 48.1; also of ἄτιμοι, Pl. Lg. 784d. (Perh. written ἐκγρ -, SIG 742.29.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐγγράφω (T WH ἐγγράφω, see ἐν, III. 3): perfect passive ἐγγεγραμμαι; (from Aeschylus and Herodotus down); to engrave; inscribe, write in or on: τί, passive with the dative of the means (with) and followed by ἐν, with the dative of the place (in minds, tablets), 2 Corinthians 3:2, 3; to record, enrol: τά ὀνόματα, passive Luke 10:20 T Tr WH.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐγ -γράφω , see ἐνγράφω .

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

ἐγγράφω is used as practically equivalent to the simple γράφω in P Lond 358.15 (c. A.D. 150) (= II. p. 172) ̣ν ̣ε ̣τυχ [ον τῷ ] ἡγεμονεύσαντι Ὀναράτ [ ] ὃς ἐνε ̣γ ̣ρ ̣α ̣ψέ μοι ἐν ̣τυχ [ε ]ῖν κρατίστῳ τῷ ἐπιστρατ [ηγή ]σαντι. For the meaning ";record"; see P Cairo Preis 1.16 (ii/A.D.) ἐὰν γὰρ μηδὲν ἐπερ ̣ώτημα ᾖ ἐνγεγρα [μμένον. . . . and for ";inscribe"; see PSI I. 28.40 (iii/iv A.D.?) συντέλεσον τὰ [ἐγγ ]εγραμμένα τῷ πεδάλῳ τούτου (l. πετάλῳ τούτῳ). The verbal ἔγγραπτος is common, e.g. P Rein 18.31 (B.C. 108) δοῦναι δέ μοι τὰς πίστε ̣ις δι᾽ ἐγγράπτων, ";des sûretés écrites"; (Ed.), P Tebt II. 434 (A.D. 104) ἔχοντες ἔνγραπτον [ἐπι ]στολήν, and, in contrast with ἄγραφος, P Oxy II. 268.16 (A.D. 58) περὶ ἄλλου μηδενὸς ἁπλῶς ἐνγράπτου ἢ ἀγράφου πράγματος, and similarly P Ryl II. 174.20, .32 (A.D. 112) al. A good example of ἔγγραφος is afforded by P Oxy I. 70.4 (iii/A.D.) πᾶσα κυ ̣[ρί ]α ἔνγραφος συναλλαγὴ πίστιν καὶ ἀλήθ [ειαν ἔ ]χει, ";every valid written contract is credited and accepted"; (Edd.). On the ἔγγραφος as distinguished from the ἄγραφος γάμος see Chrest. II. i. p. 209 ff. Ἐγγράφως = ";in writing,"; P Oxy I. 53.8 (A.D. 316), ib. III. 475.8 (A.D. 182), ib. VI. 902.10, .17 (c. A.D. 465) al.

Ἐγγράμματος occurs in a woman’s petition to a prefect : she claims the right to act without a guardian, in view of the fact, amongst other conditions, that she is ἐνγράμματος δὲ κ ̣α [ὶ ἐ ]ς ̣ τὰ μάλιστα γράφειν εὐκ ̣ο ̣π ̣ως δυναμένη, ";literate and able to write with the greatest ease"; (P Oxy XII. 1467.13 ff.—A.D. 263).


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εγγεγραμμένη ἐγγεγραμμένη ἐγγέγραπται εγγύη εγγυήν εγγυήση εγγύθεν εγγυώμενος εγγυώντος εγεγγυήσω ενγεγραμμενη ἐνγεγραμμένη ενγεγραπται ἐνγέγραπται engegrammene engegrammenē en'gegramméne en'gegramménē engegraptai en'gégraptai
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