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Strong's #1779 - ἐνταφιάζω

from a compound of (G1722) and (G5028)
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  1. to prepare a body for burial, by the use of every requisite provision and funeral adornment, that is, baths, vestments, flowers, wreathes, perfumes, libations, etc.
  2. to lay out a corpse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2590 ‑ חָנַט (khaw‑nat');  
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KJV (2)
Matthew 1
John 1
NAS (3)
Matthew 2
John 1
HCS (2)
Matthew 1
John 1
BSB (2)
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John 1
ESV (2)
Matthew 1
John 1
WEB (2)
Matthew 1
John 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


prepare for burial, lay out, LXX Genesis 50:2, Matthew 26:12, Plu. 2.995c, AP 11.125: metaph., τὴν τυραννίδα τῇ πόλει Plu. Dio 44: Med., τὸ λοιπὸν ἐντεταφιασμένος περιπατεῖ Phld. Mort. 38.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐνταφιάζω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐνταφιάσαι; to see to τά ἐνταφια (from ἐν and τάφος), i. e. to prepare a body for burial, by the use of every requisite provision and funereal adornment, to wit, baths, vestments, flowers, wreaths, perfumes, libations, etc.; to lay out a corpse (Latinpollingere): Matthew 26:12; John 19:40. (Genesis 50:2f; Anthol. 11, 125, 5; Plutarch, de esu earn. 1, 5, 7 mor., p. 995 c.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐνταφιάζω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 50:2 (H2590; cf. ἐνταφιαστής , Genesis 50:2 for H7495; v. Deiss., BS, 120 f.; MM, Exp., xiii)*;]

a κοινή word (Deiss., LAE, 723),

to prepare for burial: Matthew 26:12, John 19:40.†

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

On the use of the corresponding subst. ἐνταφιαστής in LXX Genesis 50:2 to describe the Egyptian physicians who embalmed the body of Jacob, see Deissmann BS p. 120 f., where the professional designation is illustrated from P Par 7.6 (B.C. 99). It occurs again in P Oxy III. 476.8 (ii/A.D.), the report of two ἐνταφιασταί who had been commissioned to examine a dead body—an indication, as Lumbroso has pointed out (Archiv iii. p. 163 f.), that the ἐνταφιασταί were trained physicians, and able to conduct the work not only of embalming but of autopsy : cf. also Archiv v. p. 26 f. and Otto Priester ii. p. 195 n.1. The mummy-tablet Preisigke 25 is inscribed τῷ Πανεχάτῃ ἐνταφιαστῇ, similarly ib. 3442. The verb is found in Test. xii. patr. Jud. xxvi. 3 (ed. Charles) μηδείς με ἐνταφιάσει ἐν πολυτελεῖ ἐσθῆτι.


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
ενεταφίασαν ενταφιαζειν ενταφιάζειν ἐνταφιάζειν ενταφιασαι ενταφιάσαι ἐνταφιάσαι entaphiasai entaphiásai entaphiazein entaphiázein
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