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Strong's #1684 - ἐμβαίνω

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  1. to go into, step into
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);  3381 ‑ יָרַד (yaw‑rad');  5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  
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Matthew 6
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I fut. -βήσομαι: pf. -βέβηκα; part. ἐμβεβᾰώς, -υῖα, Il. 5.199, Hes. Th. 12, etc.: aor. 2 ἐνέβην; Ephesians 3:1-21 sg. ἔμβη Od. 4.656; dual imper. ἔμβητον Il. 23.403:

1. step in, μή τις.. ἐμβήῃ let none step in (so as to interfere), 16.94: c. dat., ποταμῷ οὐκ ἔστιν δὶς τῷ αὐτῷ ἐμβῆναι Heraclit. 91; εἰς πηλόν Id. 5; ἐμβέβακεν ἴχνεσιν πατρός Pi. P. 10.12.

2. go on, go quickly, ἔμβητον, says Antilochus to his horses, Il. 23.403; ἔμβα advance! E. El. 113 (lyr.).

3. embark on a ship, ἐρέται δ' ἐν ἑκάστη πεντήκοντα ἐμβέβασαν Il. 2.720; τότε δ' ἔμβη νηΐ Πύλονδε Od. 4.656, cf. Il. 1.311; ἐς ἕτερον πλοῖον ἐ. (v.l. for ἐσβ-) Hdt. 2.29, cf. Th. 1.18 (v.l.), Lys. 2.40, Pl. Mx. 243c: c. acc., λέμβον ἐ. Plb. 30.9.11: abs., embark, E. Tr. 455 (troch.), Ar. Ra. 188, etc.: generally, step into, mount, εἰς τὸ φορεῖον Plu. Galb. 26: pf., to be mounted on, ἵπποισι καὶ ἅρμασιν ἐμβεβαῶτα Il. 5.199; ἐπ' ἀπήνης ἐμβεβώς S. OT 803: also c. acc., Τροίαν Ἰλιάδ' ἐμβεβαῶτα E. Hec. 922 (lyr.); στέγην τήνδ' ἐμβεβῶτες Id. Cyc. 92.

4. step upon, τῷ δ' ἐγὼ ἐμβαίνων Od. 10.164; πεδίλοις ἐμβεβαυῖα Hes. Th. 12; τοῖσδ' ἁλουργέσιν A. Ag. 946; δαίμων ἐνέβη Περσῶν γενεᾷ trampled upon it, Id. Pers. 911 (anap.); μὴ' μβαινε τῷ δυστυχοῦντι Men. Mon. 356: abs., tread on one's toes, Thphr. Char. 15.6; cf. βοῦς viii.

5. enter upon, ἐς τόνδε χρησμόν dub. in A. Ag. 1567; εἰς κίνδυνον X. Cyr. 2.1.15: c. acc., ἐ. κέλευθον E. Supp. 989 (lyr.). metaph., enter upon, embark in, μεγαλανορίαις Pi. N. 11.44; τῷ ἐπιτηδεύατι Pl. Phdr. 252e; ἐν αὐτοῖς τοῖς δεινοῖς ἐμβεβηκώς embarked, engaged in.., D. 18.248; light upon, εἰς ἀρχήν τε καὶ τύπον τῆς δικαιοσύνης Pl. R. 443c: abs., enter upon office, IG 5(1).1390.31 (Andania).

6. rarely c. gen., step upon, νᾶος Alc. 19; γῆς ὅρων S. OC 400.

7. Poets, with acc. of the instrument of motion, ὄχοις.. ἐμβεβὼς πόδα S. Fr. 672; ἐς ἄντλον ἐμβήσει (2 sg.) πόδα E. Heracl. 168.

8. to be fixed or fastened, κατά τι Il. 24.81; to be fixed in, εἰς ἐμπυελίδας Hero Aut. 2.3.

9. = ἐμβατεύω 11, SIG 364.75 (Ephesus, iii B.C.).

II causal in aor. 1 ἐνέβησα, make to step in, put in, ἐν δὲ τὰ μῆλα.. ἐβήσαμεν Od. 11.4; δίφρον ἐμβῆσαί τινα E. Heracl. 845, cf. Cyc. 467; ἐ. τὰν ἀρχάν Schwyzer 485.9 (Thespiae, iii B.C.): metaph., ἐμβῆσαί τινα ἐς φροντίδα plunge him into anxiety, Hdt. 1.46.

III intr., step, march or dance, ὀρθῶς Pl. Alc. 1.108c; πρὸς ῥυθμόν Luc. Salt. 10.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐμβαίνω (see ἐν, III. 3); 2 aorist ἐνεβην, infinitive ἐμβῆναι, participle ἐμβάς; (from Homer down); to go into, step into: John 5:4 R L; εἰς τό πλοῖον, to embark, Matthew 8:23, and often.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐμ -βαίνω ,

[in LXX for H5927, etc.;]

to step into: John 5:4 (WH, RV omit); εἰς πλοῖον , to embark: Matthew 8:23; Matthew 9:1; Matthew 13:2; Matthew 14:22; Matthew 15:39, Mark 4:1; Mark 5:18; Mark 6:45; Mark 8:10; Mark 8:13, Luke 5:3; Luke 8:22; Luke 8:37, John 6:17; John 6:24; John 21:3, Acts 21:6.†

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

P Petr III. 26.5 ]ὰν ἐμβῆι βοῦς. . . εἰς ἀλλότριον κλῆρον, ";if an ox trespass on another man’s allotment"; (Edd.), P Oxy II. 259.31 (A.D. 23) εἰ δὲ [μ ]ὴ ἐμβέβηκ (εν)—on a ship, BGU II. 665ii. 12 (i/A.D.) διὸ παρακαλῶ σε, πάτερ, τὸ μὲμ πρῶτον ἐμβῆναι σὺν αὐτῇ τὰ περὶ ἔσχατα τοῦ Μ [ε ]χείρ, and P Ryl I. 28.19 (iv/A.D.) ἐν πολλοῖς [ ]μβήσεται, ";will engage upon many things"; (Ed.). See also Syll 895.1 ἐτελεύτησα ἐμβὰς (ε)ἰς ἔτη πέντε. It may be noted that in ExpT xxvi. p. 248 ff. Rendel Harris quotes Syriac evidence to show that ἐμβάντα καθῆσθαι in Mark 4:1 is an ";Aramaism"; for ";to go aboard.";


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List of Word Forms
ἀνέβημεν εμβαινοντος ἐμβαίνοντος εμβαντα εμβάντα ἐμβάντα εμβαντες εμβάντες ἐμβάντες εμβαντι εμβάντι ἐμβάντι εμβάντος εμβάντων εμβας εμβάς ἐμβὰς έμβηθι εμβηναι εμβήναι ἐμβῆναι ενεβη ενέβη ἐνέβη ενεβημεν ἐνέβημεν ενεβησαν ενέβησαν ἐνέβησαν anebemen anebēmen anébemen anébēmen embainontos embaínontos embanta embánta embantes embántes embanti embánti embas embàs embenai embênai embēnai embē̂nai enebe enebē enébe enébē enebesan enebēsan enébesan enébēsan
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