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Entry for Strong's #1880 - ἐπανέρχομαι

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to return, come back again
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  7725 ‑ שׁוּב (shoob);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Luke 2
Luke 2
Luke 2
V-2AAN 1
V-2AAN 1
V-2AAN 1
V-2AAN 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. go back, return, ἐκ ποταμοῦ Anacr. 23; ἐκ Πειραιέως And. 1.81, cf. Th. 4.16; ἐς τὴν Κόρινθον ib. 74; θάλασσα-ελθοῦσα ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς Id. 3.89; in writing or speaking, go back or return to a point, ἐκεῖσε δὴ' πάνελθε, πῶς.. E. IT 256; ἐπί τι X. HG 1.7.29; ἐπανελθεῖν ὁπόθεν.. ἐξέβην βούλομαι D. 18.211; ἀλλ' ἐκεῖσε ἐπανέρχομαι ib.66; εἰς τὰ γράμματα ταῦτα ἐπανελθεῖν refer to.., Id. 28.5. recur, of intermittent fevers, etc., Gal. 7.412, 16.711.

2. c. acc. rei, return to, recapitulate, Pl. Ti. 17b, X. Oec. 6.2, Ages. 11.1.


1. go up, ascend, εἰς ὄρη Id. HG 4.8.35; δοκέει.. ἐνθεῦτεν γεωμετρίη.. ἐς τὴν Ἑλλάδα ἐπανελθεῖν to have gone up, passed over, Hdt. 2.109.

2. rise up (cf. ἐπάνειμι 11), Hp. VC 17.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπανέρχομαι; 2 aorist ἐπανηλθον; to return, come back again: Luke 10:35; Luke 19:15. (Herodotus; frequent in Attic writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπ -αν -έρχομαι ,

[in LXX for H7725, etc.;]

to return: Luke 10:35; Luke 19:15.†

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

For this verb (Luke 10:35; Luke 19:15) we may cite the interesting rescript P Lond 904.23 (A.D. 104) (= III. p. 125, Selections, p. 73) ordering all persons who happen to be residing out of their homes ἐπα [νελ ]θεῖν εἰς τὰ ἑαυ [τῶν ἐ ]φέστια in view of the approaching census : cf. Luke 2:1 ff. For other exx. see P Flor I. 61.64 (A.D. 85) (= Chrest. II. p. 89) μ ]ετὰ εἴκοσι ἔτη ἐπανελεύσῃ πρὸς ἐμέ, P Oxy VI. 933.17 (late ii/A.D.) ὥστε ἐπανελθόντα σε μαρτυρήθη (l. μαρτυρήσειν), ";so that when you come back you will bear me witness,"; so ib. VII. 1064.11 (ii/A.D.), P Tebt II. 333.10 (A.D. 216) μεχρὶ τούτ [ο ]υ οὐκ ἐπανῆλθαν, ";up to this time they have not returned,"; BGU I. 266.12 (iii/A.D.) δ [η ]λ ̣. . . ἐπανεληλυθέναι [τοὺ ]ς πρ [ο ]κειμ [έν ]ους καμήλ (ους) δύο, and from the inscrr. Syll 276.7 (c. B.C. 195) ὅταν ἐπανέλθωσιν οἱ πρεσ [β ]ευταί.


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List of Word Forms
επανελεύσεται επανελεύσομαι επανελθειν επανελθείν ἐπανελθεῖν επανελθών επανερχεσθαι επανέρχεσθαί ἐπανέρχεσθαί επάνηκε επανήξει επανθήσει epanelthein epaneltheîn epanerchesthai epanérchesthaí
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