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Strong's #1975 - ἐπιπορεύομαι

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  1. to go or journey to
  2. to go to, traverse
    1. regions, cities
  3. to make a hostile inroad, overrun, march over
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Strong #: 309 ‑ אָחַר (aw‑khar');  5674 ‑ עָבַר (aw‑bar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. travel, ψυχῆς πείρατα οὐκ ἂν ἐξεύροιο πᾶσαν -όμενος ὁδόν Heraclit. 45; march, Plb. 1.12.4, al.: c.acc., τὴν χώραν traverse, ib. 30.14: c.dat., τοῖς ἀγροῖς Plu. Lyc. 28 (s.v.l.); ἐπὶ τοὺς τόπους PLille 3.78 (iii B.C.).

2.. = ἐπιπάρειμι (B) 4, of a general, -όμενος τὰ συστήματα παρεκάλει Plb. 11.12.1, cf. 15.10.1, Plu. Tim. 12; also ἐ. ἐπὶ τὸ πλῆθος come before the assembly, Plb. 4.9.2; πρός τινα Luke 8:4 : metaph., go or run through, τῇ διανοίᾳ, τῇ ὄψει, Plu. 2.470a.

3.. Astron., reach, τινὶ τῶν κέντρων Ptol. Tetr. 99: c.acc., ἡλίου τὸν Κριὸν ἐ. begins to traverse the Ram, Jul. Or. 5.172c.

4.. ἐ. τὸν ἱστόν, = ἐποίχομαι (q.v.), Ephor. 5J.

5.. take legal proceedings against a person, PHib. 1.96.10 (iii B.C.), etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπιπορεύομαι; to go or journey to: πρός τινα, Luke 8:4; (followed by ἐπί with the accusative Epistle Jer. (62); Polybius 4, 9, 2; frequently used by Polybius with the simple accusative of place: both to go to, traverse regions, cities (so τήν γῆν, Ezekiel 39:14 for עָבַר; τάς δυνάμεις, 3Macc. 1:4), and also to make a hostile inroad, overrun, march over).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -πορεύομαι ,

[in LXX: Leviticus 26:33 (H309), Ezekiel 39:14 (H5674), Ep. Jeremiah 6:2, 2 Maccabees 2:28, 3 Maccabees 1:4 *;]

to travel, journey to: seq. πρός , c. acc pers., Luke 8:4.†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Petr II. 10(1).11 (c. B.C. 240) . is used of the ";visit"; of an administrator who makes extortionate demands on the hospitality of the natives—ἐπιπορεύεται ἡμῖν συντάσσων διδόναι εἰς τὰ ξένια χῆνας ι ̄β ̄, ἡμῶν οὐ δυναμένων, ";comes to see us, and orders us to give him for his entertainment twelve geese, this being out of our power"; (Ed.). The verb is fairly common in legal documents = ";proceed against,"; e.g. P Tebt II. 383.38 (A.D. 46) καὶ μὴ ἐπιπορεύεσθαι ἑκάτερον τῷ ἑτέρῳ [ ]φ᾽ ἃ ὁ ἕτ [ερος αὐτῶν κεκλή ]ρωται τρόπῳ μηθενί, ";and neither shall proceed against the other on any account in respect of the shares which each of them has received"; (Edd.) : see also Modica Introduzione, p. 120 f. For the simple meaning ";journey to"; cf. P Lille I. 3.78 (after B.C. 241) συντετάχαμεν Μιύσει τῶι τοπ [ογρ (αμματεῖ) ἐπὶ ] τούτους ἐπιπορεύεσθαι τοὺς τόπο [υς, Chrest. I. 116.3 (ii/iii A.D.) θύε πᾶσι τοῖς θεοῖς. ἐφ᾽ ἕκαστον ἱερὸν ἐπιπορεύου προσκυνῶν, and cf. such an expression as P Tor I. 1 vii. 13 (B.C. 117) καὶ μὴ ἐξεῖναι ἐπὶ τὰ τῶν τετελευτηκότων ἐπιπορεύεσθαι, where it is forbidden to ";approach"; the affairs of the dead, with the view of administering the inheritance, until certain conditions have been fulfilled : see the editor’s note p. 166. We may add Heraclitus Fragm. 71 ψυχῆς πείρατα οὐκ ἂν ἐξεύροιο πᾶσαν ἐπιπορευόμενος ὁδόν · οὕτω βαθὺν λόγον ἔχει, ";travelling over the whole road.";


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List of Word Forms
επιπορευόμενη επιπορευομένους επιπορευομενων επιπορευομένων ἐπιπορευομένων επιρραντισθή epiporeuomenon epiporeuomenōn epiporeuoménon epiporeuoménōn
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