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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1820 - ἐξαπορέομαι
- to be utterly at loss, be utterly destitute of measures or resources, to renounce all hope, be in despair
Middle voice from G1537 and G639
† ἐξ -απορέω , -ῶ ,
[in LXX, pass., for H6323, Psalms 88:15*;]
so in NT, depon. pass., to be utterly at a loss, be in despair: absol. (as Ps, l.c.), 2 Corinthians 4:8; τοῦ ζῆν , 2 Corinthians 1:8.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Moulton (Proleg. p. 237) claims the use of this verb in 2 Corinthians 4:8 as a good ex. of the ";perfectivising"; of an imperfective verb, the perfective ἐξ showing ";the ἀπορία in its final result of despair."; The verb is used in a weaker sense in P Eleph 2.10 (B.C. 285–4) where, amongst other testamentary dispositions, provision is made that if the parents are in want of anything—ἐὰν δέ τι ἐξαπορῶνται —they are to be provided for by their sons. In Syll 226.12 (iii/B.C.) it is used of the exhaustion of the public resources of Olbia—τῶν δὲ κοινῶν ἐξηπορημένων.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19