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Strong's #1289 - διασπείρω

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from (G1223) and (G4687)
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  1. to scatter abroad, disperse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2219 ‑ זָרָה (zaw‑raw');  5080 ‑ נָדַח (naw‑dakh');  5221 ‑ נָכָה (naw‑kaw');  5310 ‑ נָפַץ (naw‑fats');  6284 ‑ פָּאָה (paw‑aw');  6327 ‑ פָּצַץ (poots);  6340 ‑ פָּזַר (paw‑zar');  6504 ‑ פָּרַד (paw‑rad');  6521 ‑ פְּרוֹזִי (per‑aw‑zee, per‑o‑zee');  6566 ‑ פָּרַשׂ (paw‑ras');  7324 ‑ רוּק (rook);  7686 ‑ שָׁגָה (shaw‑gaw');  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (4)
Acts 4
NAS (3)
Acts 3
HCS (3)
Acts 3
BSB (3)
Acts 3
ESV (3)
Acts 3
WEB (4)
Acts 4
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


aor. 2 Pass. -εσπάρην [ ] S. El. 748, etc.:

scatter or spread about, [τὰς μνέας].. αὐτοχειρίῃ διέσπειρε τῇ στρατιῇ Hdt. 3.13; διέσπειρε ἡμέας ἄλλην ἄλλῃ τάξας dispersed us, ib. 68; δ. λόγον X. HG 5.1.25; τοὔνομα εἰς τὴν Ἀσίαν Isoc. 5.104; squander, S. El. 1291: Pass., to be scattered, κρατὸς διασπαρέντος αἵματός θ' ὁμοῦ Id. Tr. 782; πῶλοι διεσπάρησαν ἐς μέσον δρόμον Id. El. 748; of troops, διεσπαρμένοι Th. 1.11, X. HG 5.3.1, etc.; φύσεις ὁμοίως διεσπαρμέναι equally distributed, Pl. R. 455d, cf. Sph. 260b, etc.; ἡ ψυχὴ διασπείρεται is dissipated, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.21U.; τὸ διεσπαρμένον δόγμα the current opinion, Id. Nat. 14.7; τῶν χρωμάτων διεσπαρμένων Ael. NA 11.21.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διασπείρω: 2 aorist passive διεσπάρην; to scatter abroad, disperse; passive of those who are driven to different places, Acts 8:1, 4; Acts 11:19. (In Greek writings from (Sophocles and) Herodotus down; very often in the Sept..)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -σπείρω ,

[freq. in LXX for H6327, etc.;]

to scatter abroad, disperse: Acts 8:1; Acts 8:4; Acts 11:19.†

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

The verb is found in a list of persons subject to the poll-tax, P Lond 259.73 (Roman) (= II. p. 38) διεσπαρμένα διὰ τῶν τοῦ ι ̄γ ̄ (ἔτους) ἐνκεφαλαιω (μάτων). We have no citations for the noun διασπορά, but it occurs in Plutarch.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
διασπαρεντες διασπαρέντες διασπαρή διασπαρήναι διασπαρήσεσθε διασπάρητε διασπείραι διασπερεί διασπερείς διασπερώ διασπέρω διεσπάρη διεσπαρησαν διεσπάρησαν διεσπαρμένοι διεσπαρμένον διεσπαρμένος διεσπαρμένους διέσπειρα διέσπειρά διέσπειρας διέσπειρε διέσπειρεν diasparentes diasparéntes diesparesan diesparēsan diespáresan diespárēsan
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