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Entry for Strong's #533 - ἀπαρνέομαι

Word Origin
from (575) and (720)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to deny
    1. to affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with someone
    2. to forget one's self, lose sight of one's self and one's own interests
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3988 ‑ מָאַס (maw‑as');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (13) NAS (11) HCS (11)
Matthew 4
Mark 4
Luke 4
John 1
Matthew 4
Mark 4
Luke 3
Matthew 4
Mark 4
Luke 3
V-ADM-3S 3
V-ADS-1S 3
V-FDI-1S 1
V-FDI-2S 7
V-FPI-3S 1
V-ADM-3S 2
V-FAS-1S 1
V-FDI-1S 1
V-FDI-2S 6
V-FPI-3S 1
V-ADM-3S 3
V-FDI-1S 2
V-FDI-2S 7
V-FPI-3S 1
V-FMI-2S 1
V-ADM-3S 2
V-FDI-1S 2
V-FDI-2S 6
V-FPI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. -ήσομαι Pl. Grg. 461c: aor. ἀπηρνησάμην Call. Cer. 75, 107, A.R. 3.1133 (v.l.), Matthew 16:24, al., but in Trag. and Att., -ηρνήθην S. Tr. 480, E. Hipp. 1266, Th. 6.56, etc.:

1. deny utterly, Hdt. 6.69; κλέψαντες ἀπαρνεῖσθαι Antipho 2.3.4; μή.. ἀπαρνηθεὶς γένῃ Pl. Sph. 217c; ἀπαρνηθῆναί τι to refuse, reject it, Th. l.c., etc.; ἀ. μή c. inf., τὸν.. ἀπαρνηθέντα μὴ χρᾶναι E. l.c.; οὐκ ἀπαρνοῦμαι τὸ μή (sc. δρᾶσαι) S. Ant. 443, Aj. 96; τίνα οἴει ἀπαρνήσεσθαι μὴ οὐ..; Pl. Grg. 461c; οἷός ἐστι μὴ ἂν ἀ. χαρίσασθαι Id. Phdr. 256a.

2. in Logic, opp. κατηγορεῖν, deny, Arist. APr. 41a9: Pass., ib. 63b37.

3. ἀ. ἑαυτόν deny oneself, Matthew 16:24, al.

II Pass., fut. ἀπαρνηθήσεται it shall be denied or refused, S. Ph. 527, cf. Luke 12:9, dub. in LXX Isaiah 31:7 : aor. ὥνθρωπος ἓν μὲν οἶδεν, ἓν δ' ἀπηρνήθη was refused, Herod. 4.74.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπαρνέομαι, ἀπαρνοῦμαι: deponent verb; future ἀπαρνήσομαι; 1 aorist ἀπηρνησαμην; 1 future passive ἀπαρνηθήσομαι with a passive significance (Luke 12:9, as in Sophocles Phil. 527 (cf. Buttmann, 53 (46))); to deny (abnego): τινα, to affirm that one has no acquaintance or connection with him; of Peter denying Christ: Matthew 26:34f, 75; Mark 14:30f, 72; (Luke 22:61); John 13:38 R G L marginal reading; more fully ἀπαρνησθαι μή εἰδέναι Ἰησοῦν, Luke 22:34 (L Tr WH omit μή, concerning which cf. Kühner, ii., p. 701; (Jelf, § 749, 1; Winer's Grammar, § 65, 2 β.; Buttmann, 355 (305))). ἑαυτόν to forget oneself, lose sight of oneself and one's own interests: Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23 R WH marginal reading

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπ -αρνέομαι (-οῦμαι ),


[in LXX: Isaiah 31:7 (H3988) *;]

to deny, i.e. to refuse to recognize, to ignore: c. acc, of oneself (DCG, ii, 598 f.), Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34 (MM, VGT, s.v.), Luke 9:23 (WH, mg., txt., ἀρν -) of Peter's denials of Christ, Matthew 26:34-35; Matthew 26:75, Mark 14:30-31; Mark 14:72, Luke 22:34; Luke 22:61; pass., Luke 12:9 (Cremer, 111).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

A literary citation for this word may be given from the recently recovered Mimes of Herodas, iv. 74 οὐδ᾽ ἐρεῖς ";κεῖνος ὢ ̣νθρωπος ἒν μὲν εἶδεν, ἒν δ᾽ ἀπηρνήθη,"; where Nairn prefers to render . ";failed to see"; rather than ";was denied"; : cf. Mark 8:34 εἴ τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἐλθεῖν, ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτόν, ";let him lose sight of himself and his own interests,"; as Grimm renders. But this involves a needless distinction from Mark 14:72, where the verb means ";disown.";


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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