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Strong's #1280 - διαπορέω

from (G1223) and (G639)
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  1. to be entirely at loss, to be in perplexity
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KJV (5)
Luke 2
Acts 3
NAS (8)
Luke 2
Acts 6
HCS (4)
Luke 1
Acts 3
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Luke 1
Acts 3
ESV (5)
Luke 2
Acts 3
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Luke 2
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. to be quite at a loss, to be in doubt or difficulty, τί χρὴ δρᾶν Pl. Lg. 777c; ἐπὶ τοῖς συμβαίνουσι Plb. 4.71.5: in aor. Pass., διηπορήθη Aeschin. 2.34: pf. Pass., διηπορημένος Plu. Alex. 25: Med., δ. ὑπ' αἰσχύνης Pl. Phdr. 237a.

2. to be in want, Arist. Oec. 1353a26.


1. go through all the ἀπορίαι, Id. Pol. 1276b36, al.: but,

2. commonly only a stronger form of ἀπορέω, raise an ἀπορία, start a difficulty, Id. EN 1096a11; ἔστι δὲ τοῖς εὐπορῆσαι βουλομένοις προὔργου τὸ διαπορῆσαι καλῶς Id. Metaph. 995a28; πὲρί τινος Plb. 4.20.2, Phld. Sign. 21; εἰ.. Epicur. Fr. 21: Med., διαπορεῖσθαί τι περί τινος Pl. Sph. 217a: Pass., to be matter of doubt or discussion, Pl. Sph. 250e, Arist. Metaph. 1086a19, al.; τὸ διαπορούμενον Pl. Lg. 799e; τὸ διαπορεῖσθαι Arist. EN 1101a35; τὸ διαπορηθέν Id. Pol. 1282b8: impers., διαπορεῖται περί τινος a question arises about.., Id. HA 631b2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαπορέω: διαπόρω imperfect διηπόρουν; middle (present infinitive διαπορεῖσθαι (Luke 24:4 R G)); imperfect διηπορουμην (Acts 2:12 T Tr WH); in the Greek Bible only in (Daniel 2:3 Symm. and) Luke; properly, thoroughly (δ῾ιἀαπορέω (which see), to be entirely at a loss, to be in perplexity: absolutely Acts 2:12; followed by διά τό with an infinitive Luke 9:7; περί τίνος, Luke 24:4 (here the middle is to be at a loss with oneself, for which L T Tr WH read the simple ἀπορεῖσθαι); Acts 5:24; ἐν ἑαυτῷ followed by indirect discourse, Acts 10:17. (Plato, Aristotle, Polybius, Diodorus, Philo, Plutarch, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** δι -απορέω , - ,

[in Sm.: Psalms 77:5, Daniel 2:1*;]

to be quite at a loss, be in great perplexity: absol., Acts 2:12; seq. διὰ τό , c. inf., Luke 9:7; περί , Acts 5:24; ἐν ἑαυτῷ , Acts 10:17.†

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
διαπορείσθαι διηπορει διηπόρει διηπόρουν διηπορουντο διηποροῦντο dieporei diepórei diēporei diēpórei dieporoun diepóroun diēporoun diēpóroun
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