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Entry for Strong's #4338 - προσηλόω

Word Origin
from (4314) and a derivative of (2247)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to fasten with nails to, nail to
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Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Colossians 1
Colossians 1
Colossians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


nail, rivet, fix to, [ Ἰξίονα] τῷ τροχῷ E.ap.Plu. 2.19e; σταυρῷ τινα J. BJ 2.14.9, cf. Luc. Prom. 2; ἐν δέλτῳ γεγραμμένα π. IG 12(2).35b19 ( Mytilene ): metaph., ψυχὴν πρὸς τὸ σῶμα Pl. Phd. 83d, cf. Iamb. Myst. 2.6: c. acc. pers., crucify, Plu. 2.206a: Pass., to be fastened by nails, IG 22.1640.7, 14.759; of persons, = προσπασσαλεύω, D. 21.105; τοῖς ζυγοῖς τῶν πλοίων προσηλωμένοι τοὺς τραχήλους LXX 3 Maccabees 4:9 : metaph., Herod.Med. ap. Orib. Fr. 106; of the soul, π. φθαρτικαῖς ὕλαις Ph. 1.237; προσηλωθέντα, εἰ χρὴ φάναι, τῷ θεῷ Porph. Abst. 1.57 .

II nail up, τὰ παρασκήνια D. 21.17: Pass., τὸ ἐργαστήριον σανιδίοις προσηλοῦσθαι to be boarded up, SIG 799.26 (Cyzicus, i A.D. ).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προσηλόω, προσήλω: 1 aorist participle προσηλώσας; to fasten with nails to, nail to (cf. πρός, IV. 4): τί τῷ σταυρῷ, Colossians 2:14. (3Macc. 4:9; Plato, Demosthenes, Polybius, Diodorus, Philo, Josephus, Plutarch, Lucian, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προσ -ηλόω - ,

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 4:9 *;]

to nail to: c. acc et dat., fig., Colossians 2:14.†

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 πυκτεύω = ";box"; in 1 Corinthians 9:26, cf. the sepulchral epitaph Kaibel 291.1 ὁ πυκ [τ ]ε [ ]σας [π ]ο [λλ ]άκις ἐν [σταδίοις. For subst. πύκτης cf. P Oxy VII. 1050.15 (ii/iii A.D.), an account for games, in which payment is made Κώφῳ πύκ ̣(τῃ), and P Lond 1158.6 (A.D. 226–227) (=III. p. 151) μακρὸς πύκτης, ";a tail boxer."; In ib. 1178.42 (A.D. 194) (= III. p. 217, Selections p. 100) notification is made of the admission to a Gymnastic Club of Ἑρμεῖνον, τὸν καὶ Μωρόν, [Ἑρμοπολείτην πύ ]κ ̣την, ";Herminus, also called Morns, boxer of Hermopolis.";


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List of Word Forms
προσηλυτευόντων προσηλωσας προσηλώσας proselosas proselṓsas prosēlōsas prosēlṓsas
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