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Strong's #1896 - ἐπεῖδον

and other moods and persons of the same tense, from (G1909) and (G1492)
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  1. to look upon, to regard
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Strong #: 5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  5975 ‑ עָמַד (aw‑mad');  7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


aor. 2, inf. ἐπιδεῖν, with no pres. in use, ἐφοράω being used instead, look upon, behold, see, of evils, κακὰ πόλλ' ἐπιδόντα Il. 22.61:

1. Med., ἐπιδόμενοι A. Supp. 646 (lyr.); ἐπιδέσθαι E. Med. 1414 (anap.); ἐπιδώμεθα Ar. Nu. 289 (lyr.).

2. esp. of the gods, look upon human affairs, Ζεὺς ἐπίδοι προφρόνως στόλον A. Supp. 1 (anap.), cf. 145 (lyr.), 1030 (lyr.); νιν Ζεὺς ἐπίδοι κοταίνων Id. Th. 485 (lyr.); Κύριε, ἔπιδε ἐπὶ τὰς ἀπειλὰς αὐτῶν Acts 4:29.

3. remain seeing, i.e. live to see, τὰ τέκνα Hdt. 6.52, cf. X. Vect. 6.1; experience, χαλεπά Id. An. 3.1.13: with part. added, μηδ' ἐπίδοιμι τάνδ' ἀστυδρομουμέναν πόλιν A. Th. 220 (lyr.), cf. Ag. 1539 (lyr.); ἐπιδεῖν ἐρήμην τὴν πόλιν γενομένην Isoc. 4.96; τὴν πατρίδα ἐπιδεῖν δουλεύουσαν D. 18.205; αὐτὸς λωβηθεὶς καὶ τοὺς αὑτοῦ ἐπιδὼν παῖδας [λωβηθέντας ] Pl. Grg. 473c.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπεῖδόν (Tdf.7ἐφειδον); imperative ἔπιδε (Lachmann ἐφιδε, cf. Winers Grammar, § 5, 1 d. 14; Buttmann, 7; (references under the word ἀφειδον); besides see εἰδῶ, I.); to look upon, to regard: followed by a telic infinitive, ἐπεῖδεν ἀφελεῖν τό ὄνειδος μου ((R. V. looked upon me to take away etc.), German hat hergeblickt), Luke 1:25; ἐπί τί, to look upon (for the purpose of punishing, cf. Latinanimadvertere), Acts 4:29.

STRONGS NT 1896a: ἔπειμι ἔπειμι; (ἐπί, and εἰμί to go); to come upon, approach; of time, to come on, be at hand; participle ἐπιών, Ἕπουσα, ἐπον, next, following: τῇ σπιουση, namely, ἡμέρα, on the following day, Acts 16:11; Acts 20:15; Acts 21:18 (Polybius 2, 25, 11; 5, 13, 10; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 1, 6; (Proverbs 27:1); etc.); with ἡμέρα added (as in the earlier writings from Herodotus down), Acts 7:26; τῇ ἐπιούσῃ νυκτί, Acts 23:11. Cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 464.

STRONGS NT 1896: ἐφειδον ἐφειδον, see ἐπεῖδόν.

STRONGS NT 1896: ἐφιδε ἐφιδε, see ἐπεῖδόν.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἐπ -εῖδον ,

2 aor. without Pres. in use;

[in LXX chiefly for H7200;] to regard with attention, look upon (in cl., of the gods);

1. with a view to bless: c. inf., Luke 1:25 (cf. DB, 136b).

2. To punish: seq. ἐπί , Acts 4:29.†

ἐφεῖδον , see ἐπεῖδον .

ἔφιδε , see ἐπεῖδον .

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Tebt II. 286.20 (A.D. 121–38) ἐκ τῆς α [ ]τ ̣οψ [ ]ας ἣν ἐγὼ ἐπεῖδον, ";of my own personal observation"; (Edd.), P Flor II. I 118.6 (A.D. 254) γίνομαι εἰς τὸν νομὸν ἐποψόμενος τὰ παρ᾽ ὑμῖν ἔργα, Preisigke 1817 (a wall scribble) N. ὁ ἐπιδὼν καὶ ὁ γράψας [ ]. For the aspirated form (see s.v. ἀφοράω) cf. P Oxy I. 44.12 (late i/A.D.) ἀντιγράψαντος οὖν αὐτοῦ μοι περὶ τοῦ ἐφιδόντα τὰς π [ρο ]τέρας μισθώσεις, ";he replied requesting me to examine the terms under which the taxes had previously been farmed"; (Edd.), ib. 51.7 (A.D. 173) ἐφιδεῖν σῶμα νεκρὸν ἀπηρτημένον, ";to inspect the body of a man who had been found hanged"; (Edd.), and BGU II. 647.6 (A.D. 130) παρηνγέλη ἡμεῖν. . ἐφιδεῖν τὴν ὑπὸ Μυσθαρίωνα Καμείους διάθεσιν.


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List of Word Forms
επείδε επειδεν επείδεν ἐπεῖδεν επείδες επείδοι επείδόν επήσαν επιδε έπιδε ἔπιδε επίδη επίδης επιδών επιόντα επιόντι επιούσα epeiden epeîden epide épide