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Strong's #1940 - ἐπικαθίζω

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  1. to cause to sit upon, to set upon
  2. to sit upon
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  7392 ‑ רָכַב (raw‑kab');  7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I set upon, τινὰ ἐπί τι Hp. Art. 78: abs., (sc. κλίμακι) ibid.; τινὰ ἐν ἅρματι LXX 4 Ki.. 10.16; ἐν ὅπλοις ἀφανῶς ἐ. τὸ στρατιωτικόν J. AJ 18.3.1: Med., φυλακὴν ἐπεκαθίσαντο had a guard set, Th. 4.130 (ἐπικαθίσταντο Poppo).

II. Intr.,

1. sit upon, πειθώ τις ἐπεκάθιζεν ἐπὶ τοῖς χείλεσι Eup. 94.5; τοῖς καρχησίοις ἐ. light upon, Plu. Them. 12, cf. Thphr. CP 6.10.5.

2.. sit down against, besiege, πόλει Plb. 4.61.6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπικαθίζω: 1 aorist ἐπεκαθισα;

1. to cause to sit upon, to set upon: Matthew 21:7 Rec.elz

2. intransitive, to sit upon: Matthew, the passage cited (Rec.st) G L T Tr WH, others

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -καθ -ίζω ,

[in LXX for H7392, etc.;]

to sit upon: Matthew 21:7.†

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

ἐπικαθίζω is found in the NT only in Matthew 21:7. Cf. ἐπικάθημαι in P Tebt II. 391.11 (A.D. 99) τοὺς ἐν τῇ κώμῃ καταγινομένους καὶ ἐπικαθημένους ἄνδρες (l. ας), ";the inhabitants of and settlers in the village"; (Edd.).


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
επεκάθητο επεκάθισαν επεκαθισεν επεκάθισεν ἐπεκάθισεν επικαθίση επικαθιώ epekathisen epekáthisen
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