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Strong's #1231 - διαγινώσκω

from (G1223) and (G1097)
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  1. to distinguish, i.e. to know accurately, ascertain exactly
  2. in a legal sense, to examine, determine, decide
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1819 ‑ דָּמָה (daw‑maw');  3045 ‑ יָדַע (yaw‑dah');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


From G1223 and G1097

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαγινώσκω; future διαγνώσομαι;

1. to distinguish (Latindignosco), i. e. to know accurately, ascertain exactly: τί, Acts 23:15; (so in Greek writings from Homer down).

2. in a legal sense, to examine, determine, decide, (cf. Cicero,cognosco): τά καθ' ὑμᾶς your case, Acts 24:22; (2 Macc. 9:15; Demosthenes, p. 629, 25; p. 545, 9; others).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -γινώσκω

(v. previous word G1230),

[in LXX chiefly for H3045, and cf. 2 Maccabees 9:15;]

1. to distinguish, ascertain exactly: Acts 23:15

2. As Athen. law-term, to determine: τὰ καθ᾽ ὑμᾶς , your case, Acts 24:22 (Cremer, 673).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The verb is found = ";decide"; in P Tebt I. 17.2 (B.C. 114) ἐπεὶ διέγνωσται, and ib. 55.2 (private letter—late ii/B.C.) ἐπεὶ διέγνωκα ἐξοδεύσειν ε [ ]ς Τεβτῦνιν τῆι η ̄ ἔκρινα γρᾶψαι, ";since I have decided to travel to T. on the 8th, I have determined to write to you"; (Edd.). The phrase ὁ βασιλεὺς διαγνώσεται occurs several times in the long papyrus regarding the affairs of Theodorus, the architect, P Petr III. 43 (B.C. 245) : the editors render ";the king shall take cognisance."; The same formula occurs in P Amh II. 29.18, a contemporary document. It is to be classed with other instances of the technical legal use of διαγινώσκειν, which appears in Acts 24:22. Cf. CPR 18.25 (A.D. 124) [πη ]γόρευσεν ἀπὸ [ν ]όμω [ν δι ]ε [γνῶσθα [ι ] κατὰ λέξ [ιν, ";dictirte . . . folgendes Erkenntniss nach dem Wortlaut des Gesetzes"; (Ed.), P Hal I. 1.135 (mid. iii/B.C.) ἐὰν δέ [τ ]ι [ν ]ων φασκόντων (l. τινες φάσκωσιν) εἶν [αι ] τῆς [ ]ποσκευῆς, οἱ δικασταὶ π [ερ ]ὶ τούτου δ [ι ]αγινωσκέ [τω ]σαν, P Oxy VII. 1032.53 (A.D. 162) ἔντυχε οὖν τῷ κρατίσ [τῳ ἐ ]πισ [τρα ]τήγῳ, ὃς παρόντος αὐτοῦ π [ερὶ τ ]οῦ πράγματος δια [γν ]ώσετ [α ]ι, ib. VIII. 1117.3 (c. A.D. 178) ἔναγχος, ἡγεμὼν κύριε, ἐπιδημή [σας ἐν τῇ ήμετέρᾳ ] πόλει διέγνως μεταξὺ ἡμῶν καὶ ἀρχόντων.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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