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Strong's #1502 - εἴκω

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  1. to yield
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I l. 12.48, etc.: impf. εἶκον 16.305 (ὑπό -), Hdt. 8.3: fut. εἴξω Th. 1.141, etc.: aor. 1 εἶξα Il. 24.718, etc., poet. ἔειξα or ἔϝειξα Alcm. 31, Ion. εἴξασκε Od. 5.332: pf. part. ἐεικώς Chron.Lind. D. 96:

1. give way, retire, ὀπίσσω εἴκετε Il. 5.606; ὅππῃ τ' ἰθύσῃ τῇ τ' εἴκουσι στίχες ἀνδρῶν 12.48: c. dat., make way for, οὐρεῦσι 24.716; yield to pressure, Gal. 18(1).97.

2. c. dat. pers. et gen. loci, μηδ' εἴκετε χάρμης Ἀργείοις shrink not from the fight for them, 4.509; εἴκειν τινὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ Hdt. 2.80; εἴξατέ μοι νίκης Coluth. 171: c. gen. only, εἴκειν πολέμου καὶ δηϊοτῆτος withdraw from war and strife, Il. 5.348; εἶκε, γέρον, προθύρου retire from the door, Od. 18.10, cf. Jul. Or. 2.67b.

3. give way, as a mark of honour, Il. 24.100, Od. 2.14; τῇ πατρίδι Jul. Or. 8.246a.

4. give way to any passion or impulse, ᾧ θυμῷ εἴξας Il. 9.598; ὄκνῳ καὶ ἀφραδίῃσι 10.122; ὕβρει Od. 14.262; βίῃ καὶ κάρτεϊ εἴκειν give full play to one's might and strength, 13.143; ὀργῇ δ' εἶξα μᾶλλον ἤ μ' ἐχρῆν E. Hel. 80; τῇ ἡλικίῃ εἴκειν Hdt. 7.18; of circumstances, πενίῃ εἴκων Od. 14.157; κακοῖς A. Pr. 322; ἀνάγκῃ Id. Ag. 1071; ξυμφοραῖς Th. 1.84; ζημίαις to the force of punishment, X. Cyr. 1.6.21: in S. Ant. 718 θυμοῦ shd. prob. be read for θυμῷ.

5. εἴκειν τινί τι yield to another in a thing, τὸ ὃν μένος οὐδενὶ εἴκων inferior to none in.., Il. 22.459, Od. 11.515: c. acc. cogn., εἴκοντας ἃ δεῖ yielding in.., S. OC 172 (lyr.), cf. Aj. 1243: also c. dupl. dat., ἕλεσκον ἀνδρῶν.. ὅ τέ μοι εἴξειε πόδεσσι whoever was inferior to me in swiftness of foot, Od. 14.221.

6. c. gen., retire from, ἰερατείας Chron.Lind. l.c.

II trans.,

1. yield up, give up, εἶξαί τέ οἱ ἡνία give [the horse] the rein, Il. 23.337; Εὖρος Ζεφύρῳ εἴξασκε διώκειν gave up [the ship] to Zephyrus to chase, Od. 5.332.

2. grant, allow, ὁπηνίκ' ἂν θεὸς πλοῦν ἡμὶν εἴκῃ S. Ph. 465.

III impers., it is allowable or possible, ὅπῃ εἴξειε μάλιστα Il. 22.321: c. inf., ὅθι σφίσιν εἶκε λοχῆσαι 18.520; φώναισ' οὐδὲν ἔτ' εἴκει Sapph. 2.8; φερόμενοι πρὸς τὸ εἶκον attacking on the line of least resistance, Plu. Fab. 16.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εἴκω: 1 aorist ἐιξα; to yield, (A. V. give place): τίνι, Galatians 2:5. (From Homer down.) (Compare: ὑπείκω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εἴκω ,

[in LXX: 2 Samuel 12:7 (ענה ), Wisdom of Solomon 18:25, 4 Maccabees 1:6*;]

to yield: Galatians 2:5 (cf. ὑπ -είκω ).†

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List of Word Forms
ειξαμεν είξαμεν εἴξαμεν eixamen eíxamen