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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1871 - ἐπαιτέω
- to ask besides, ask for more
- to ask again and again, importunately
- to beg, to ask alms
1. ask besides, εἰ καί νύ κεν.. ἄλλο μεῖζον ἐπαιτήσειας Il. 23.593; ὧν ἐπαιτεῖς S. OT 1416: abs., ask for more, φαγὼν ἔτ' ἐπῄτεον Posidipp. ap. Ath. 10.412e: — so in Med., S. El. 1124.
2. beg as a mendicant, ἄλλους ἐ. τὸν καθ' ἡμέραν βίον Id. OC 1364, cf. E. Rh. 715: abs., Vett.Val. 68.30, Luc. Asin. 35.
3. simply, demand, PTeb. 26.13 (ii B.C., Pass.), etc.
ἐπ -αιτέω , -ῶ , [in LXX: Psalms 109:10 (H7592) Sirach 40:28 *;]
1. to ask besides.
2. to beg (as a mendicant; cf. MM, Exp., xiv): Luke 16:3; Luke 18:35 (Cremer, 74).†
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In P Lond 24.4 (B.C. 163) (= I. p. 32) a recluse at the Serapeum describes himself as living—ἀφ᾽ ὧν ἐπαιτῶ ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι, ";from what I beg in the temple"; : cf. Luke 16:8 ἐπαιτεῖν αἰσχύνομαι. That temples generally were a promising haunt for the profession Luke reminds us elsewhere. Ἐπήτρια, the Greek for a ";beggaress";—to parallel it with an equal novelty—appears as a ἅπ. εἰρ. in P Par 59.10 (B.C. 160) (= Witkowski, 2 p. 76, where see note) : cf. ἀγύρτρια (Aesch. Ag. 1273), δέκτρια (Archil. 8). The pass. of the verb is found in P Tebt I. 26.18 (B.C. 114) πρὸς πῆι (l. τῆι) ἐπιδόσει τῶν ἐπαιτουμένων λόψων, ";for the delivery of the accounts which were required"; (Edd.).
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