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Strong's #1877 - ἐπανάγω

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  1. to lead up upon
    1. a ship upon the deep, to put out
  2. to lead back
  3. to return
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Strong #: 7324 ‑ רוּק (rook);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπαν-άγω [ᾰγ ],

I bring up: hence,

1 stir up, excite, τὸν θυμόν Hdt. 7.160.

2. exalt, elevate, εἰς ἡρωϊκὴν ἐπανῆκται τάξιν D. 60.9.


1. bring up, πρὸς τὸ φῶς Pl. Lg. 724a.

2. lead or draw back, τὸ στρατόπεδον ἐς τὴν εὐρυχωρίαν Th. 7.3; ἐ. τὰ δεξιά X. Eq. 12.13; τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἐπανήγαγεν ὡς ὑμᾶς D. 18.133; σύαγρον εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν Antiph. 42 (s.v.l.).

3. bring back, τινὰ εἰς τὸν περὶ τοῦ πράγματος λόγον Pl. Lg. 949b; τὸν λόγον ἐπὶ τὴν ὑπόθεσιν X. Mem. 4.6.13; ἐ. ἐμαυτὸν ἀπὸ τῶν κακῶν Pl. 325a; εἰς ἐλευθερίαν τὰ πράγματα v.l. in D. 15.19; restore, τὰς αἱρέσεις τῶν ἱερέων εἰς τὸν δῆμον D.C. 37.37; τὸν οἶκον Philostr. VA 1.28; τὰ ἱερά ib. 2 (Pass.); τὰ ἀδικήματα εἰς τὰ κοινὰ δικαστήρια ἐ. refer them to.., Pl. Lg. 846b, cf. Epicur. Ephesians 3 p.62U.; ἐ. τὸ δισταζόμενον εἰς τὸν κανόνα UPZ 110.57 (ii B.C.); but τῷ Δὶ ἐ. make acknowledgements to Zeus, ib. 6: Pass., to be referred back, ἐπαναγέσθω πάλιν ἐπὶ τοὺς ἄρχοντας Arist. Pol. 1298b37; to be restored, ἐπὶ ἀρχὰς καὶ στρατηγίας App. BC 4.15.

4. ἐ. ἐπί τι lead to, entail, ἐπ' ἀλγοῦν Epicur. Sent. 26, 30.


1. intr., withdraw, retreat, X. Cyr. 4.1.3; revert, ἐπὶ τὴν ἀρχήν Plb. 3.5.9, etc.; recur, in argument, ὅθεν ἐξέβην Jul. Or. 7.226c; return, ἐπὶ ὕψιστον LXX Si. 17.26; turn back, ἀπὸ δικαιοσύνης εἰς ἁμαρτίαν ib. 26.28.

2. ἐ. τῷ σώματι recover one's health, Apollon.Perg. Con. 1 Praef. put out to sea, τὸ κέρας ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς X. HG 6.2.28: abs., Luke 5:3 : Pass., put to sea against, τινί Hdt. 9.98; ἐπανάγεσθαι ταῖς ναυσί with one's ships, Th. 8.42: abs., Hdt. 7.194, X. HG 2.1.24; ἐπὶ τὴν Χίον ib. 1.6.38; sail up the Nile, Pstrassb. 102.19 (iii B.C.). Pass., also, to be carried to a place, ἐπαναχθέντας Hdt. 4.103, where however the v.l. ἐπαναχθέντες (in signf. iv) is to be preferred.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπανάγω; 2 aorist infinitive ἐπαναγαγεῖν, imperative ἐπανάγαγε (participle ἐπαναγαγων, Matthew 21:18 T WH text Tr marginal reading);

1. literally, to lead up upon, namely, τό πλοῖον, a ship upon the deep, i. e. to put out, Luke 5:3 (Xenophon, Hell. 6, 2, 28; 2 Macc. 12:4); with εἰς τό βάθος added, into the deep, ibid. 4.

2. to lead back; intransitive, to return (cf. Buttmann, 144 (126)): Matthew 21:18; (2 Macc. 9:21; Xenophon, Cyril 4, 1, 3; Polybius, Diodorus, Josephus, Herodian, others).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπ -αν -άγω ,

[in LXX: Zechariah 4:12 (H7324 hi.), Sirach 17:26; Sirach 26:28, 2 Maccabees 9:21; 2 Maccabees 12:4 *;]

to bring up or back (sc. ναῦς ); to put out to sea (DB, iii, 63b): Luke 5:3-4; intrans., to return: Matthew 21:18.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Par 63.6 (B.C. 164) (= P Petr III. p. 18) τῶι Δὶ ἱκανῶς ἐπα ̣ν ̣ήγομεν, ";we give ample acknowledgments to Zeus"; (Mahaffy) : cf. ib. .57 ἐπανάγοντα τὸ διστ [α ]ζόμενον ἐπὶ τὸν ἐκκείμενον κανόνα, ";if he applied the doubtful cases to the rule provided for him"; (id.). See also P Vat A.15 (B.C. 168) (= Witkowski .2, p. 65) οὐ γὰρ πάντως δεῖ στενῶς ἐπανάγοντά σε (omit) π ̣ρο ̣σμένειν ἕως τοῦ πορίσαι τι καὶ κατενεγκεῖν.


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List of Word Forms
Επαναγαγε επανάγαγε Ἐπανάγαγε επαναγαγειν επαναγαγείν ἐπαναγαγεῖν επαναγαγων ἐπαναγαγὼν επαναγόντων επανάγων ἐπανάγων επανακαινίζων Epanagage Epanágage epanagagein epanagageîn epanagon epanagōn epanágon epanágōn