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Strong's #1272 - διανοίγω

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  1. to open by dividing or drawing asunder, to open thoroughly (what had been closed)
    1. a male opening the womb (the closed matrix), i.e. the first-born
    2. of the eyes and the ears
    3. to open the mind of one, i.e. to cause to understand a thing
      1. to open one's soul, i.e. to rouse in one the faculty of understanding or the desire of learning
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3318 ‑ יָצָא (yaw‑tsaw');  6286 ‑ פָּאַר (paw‑ar');  6327 ‑ פָּצַץ (poots);  6363 ‑ פִּטְרָה (peh'‑ter, pit‑raw');  6475 ‑ פָּצָה (paw‑tsaw');  6491 ‑ פָּקַח (paw‑kakh');  6566 ‑ פָּרַשׂ (paw‑ras');  6605 ‑ פָּתַח (paw‑thakh');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (8)
Mark 2
Luke 4
Acts 2
NAS (8)
Mark 1
Luke 4
Acts 3
HCS (7)
Luke 4
Acts 3
BSB (8)
Mark 1
Luke 4
Acts 3
ESV (8)
Mark 2
Luke 4
Acts 2
WEB (8)
Mark 2
Luke 4
Acts 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I lay open, τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς Pl. Ly. 210a; μήτραν Luke 2:23 : Pass., LXX Genesis 3:5,al., Sor. 1.86; of a dead body, Arist. HA 507a21.

II open so as to connect, τὸν Ἰνδικὸν καὶ Περσικὸν κόλπον Id. Mu. 393b3.

III reveal, explain, τὰς γραφάς Luke 24:32, cf. Acts 17:3; τὰ τῶν παλαιῶν ἀπόρρητα Aen.Gaz. Thphr. p.5B.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διανοίγω; imperfect διηνοιγον; 1 aorist διήνοιξα; passive, 1 aorist διηνοιχθην; (2 aorist διηνοιγην); perfect participle διηνοιγμενος (Acts 7:56 L T Tr WH); (on variations of augment see references under the word ἀμπογππ); the Sept. chiefly for פָּקַח and פָּתַח; occasionally in secular authors from Plato, Lysias, p. 210 a. down; to open by dividing or drawing asunder (διά), to open thoroughly (what had been closed);

1. properly: ἄρσεν διανοῖγον μήτραν, a male opening the womb (the closed matrix), i. e. the first-born, Luke 2:23 (Exodus 13:2, etc.); οὐρανούς, passive, Acts 7:56 L T Tr WH; the ears, the eyes, i. e. to restore or to give hearing, sight: Mark 7:34, 35 R G; Luke 24:31 (Genesis 3:5, 7; Isaiah 35:5; 2 Kings 6:17, etc.).

2. tropically: τάς γραφάς, to open the sense of the Scriptures, explain them, Luke 24:32; τόν νοῦν τίνος, to open the mind of one, i. e. cause him to understand a thing, Luke 24:45; τήν καρδίαν, to open one's soul, i. e. to rouse in one the faculty of understanding or the desire of learning, Acts 16:14 (2 Macc. 1:4; Themistius, orat. 2 de Constantio imp. (p. 29, Harduin edition) διανοίγεται μου καρδία καί διαυγεστερα γίνεται ψυχή); absolutely, followed by ὅτι, to explain, expound namely, αὐτάς, i. e. τάς γραφάς, Acts 17:3. Cf. Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part v., p. 19f.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δι -αν -οίγω ,

[in LXX for H6363 (Ex, Nu), H6491, H6605, etc.;]

to open up completely, to open: Luke 2:23 (LXX); pass., Mark 7:34, Acts 7:56. Metaph., δ . τ . νοῦν , Luke 24:45, τ . καρδίαν , Acts 16:14, pass., οἱ ὀφθαλμοί , Luke 24:31; of explaining, τ . γραφάς , Luke 24:32, Acts 17:3.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
διανοιγόμενος διανοιγον διανοίγον διανοῖγον διανοίγοντος διανοιγόντων διανοιγων διανοίγων διανοίξαι διανοίξεις διάνοιξον διανοίξουσι διανοίξω διανοιχθήσεται διανοιχθήσονται Διανοιχθητι Διανοίχθητι διηνοιγεν διήνοιγεν διηνοιγμενους διηνοιγμένους διήνοικται διήνοιξαν διήνοιξε διηνοιξεν διήνοιξεν διηνοιχθησαν διηνοίχθησαν Dianoichtheti Dianoichthēti Dianoíchtheti Dianoíchthēti dianoigon dianoigōn dianoígon dianoígōn dianoîgon dienoichthesan dienoíchthesan diēnoichthēsan diēnoíchthēsan dienoigen diēnoigen diḗnoigen dienoigmenous dienoigménous diēnoigmenous diēnoigménous dienoixen diēnoixen diḗnoixen
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