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Strong's #2014 - ἐπιφαίνω

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. to show to or upon
    1. to bring to light
  2. to appear, become visible
    1. of stars
  3. to become clearly known, to show one's self
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1540 ‑ גָּלָה (gaw‑law');  2224 ‑ זָרַח (zaw‑rakh');  3372 ‑ יָרֵא (yaw‑ray');  4672 ‑ מָצָא (maw‑tsaw');  5782 ‑ עוּר (oor);  6437 ‑ פָּנָה (paw‑naw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


aor. I (late) -έφᾱνα LXX Deuteronomy 33:2, Luke 1:79 :


1. show forth, display, abs., μηδὲ λίην ἐπίφαινε Thgn. 359 (s.v.l.); .προστασίαν ἀξιωματικήν Plb. 10.18.8; μηδὲν τεχνικόν D.H. Amm. 1.10; τὸ ἀγέρωχον, τὴν προαίρεσιν, Plu. Mar 1, 2.139d; ἀνθρωπόμορφόν τι Luc. Alex. 12; τὸν μισοπόνηρον play the μ., Phld. Ir. p.74W.: Pass., come into view, ἠέλιος δ' ἐπέλαμψε, μάχη δ' ἐπὶ πᾶσα φαάνθη Il. 17.650; of an enemy, Hdt. 2.152, 4.122, Th. 8.42, etc.; διὰ τὸ ἐπιφανέντα με κωλῦσαι Test. ap. D. 21.22; .ἐς τὴν Νάξον Hdt. 5.30, cf. X. An. 3.4.13; ἐπιφανῆναι ἐπὶ τὸ ἔργον Id. Oec. 21.10; ἐπὶ τὰ Δρέπανα Plb. 1.49.7; .τινὶ ἐς οἶκον to present oneself, Hdt. 4.97; ἐ. τινί show oneself, appear to one, Id. 1.24,al.; freq. of dreams and visions, Id. 2.91, 3.27; ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ Id. 7.16; of a divine manifestation, ἐπιφαινομένης αὐτοῖς Ἀρτέμιδος SIG 557.5 (Magn.Mae., iii B.C.), cf. IG 4.951.26 (Epid., iii B.C.); so ἡ χρηστότης ἐπεφάνη τοῦ θεοῦ Titus 3:4; of an Emperor, δήμοις ἑορτάζουσιν ἐπιφανείς Hdn. 1.7.2; also ἵνα σφι τιμωρίη..ἐπιφανήσεται Hdt. 8.49; τὰ ἐπιφαινόμενα symptoms which make their appearance, Hp. Aph. 1.12, cf. Sor. 1.17,al.

2. c.acc.et inf., make it manifest that.., Plu. 2.1044d.

3. Pass., lit. appear upon the surface, Ti.Locr. 101d; ἐ. ταῖς εἰκόσιν ἰδέα Plu. Arat. 3: metaph., τὸ ἦθος ὡς χρῶμα ταῖς πράξεσιν ἐ. ib. 48,cf. Galb. 23.

II seemingly intr., in Act., show light, dawn, ἡμέρας ἐπιφαινούσης Plb. 5.6.6 (so ἀνατολῆς ἐπιφαινομένης Id. 3.113.1); ἐπιφᾶναι τοῖς ἐν σκότει καθημένοις to shine upon..,Luke 1:79, cf. LXX Deuteronomy 33:2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπιφαίνω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐπιφᾶναι (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 24ff; Winers Grammar, 89 (85); Buttmann, 41 (35); (the Sept. Psalm 30:17 (); Psalm 117:27 (), cf. Psalm 66:2 ())); 2 aorist passive ἐπεφανην; from Homer down;

1. transitive, to show to or upon; to bring to light.

2. intransitive and in the passive to appear, become visible;

a. properly: of stars, Acts 27:20 (Theocritus, 2, 11); τίνι, to one, Luke 1:79.

b. figuratively equivalent to to become clearly known, to show oneself: Titus 3:4; τίνι, Titus 2:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -φαίνω ,

[in LXX for H5782 hi., etc.;]

1. to show forth.

2. (= pass. in cl.) to appear: Acts 27:20; c. dat. pers., Luke 1:79; metaph., Titus 3:4; c. dat., Titus 2:11 (Cremer, 567).†

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

ἐπιφαίνω is used of the ";epiphany"; of the goddess Artemis Leukophryene in a Magnesian inscr. not before B.C. 200, Syll 256.6 ἐπιφαινομένης αὐτοῖς Ἀρτέμι [δο ]ς Λε [υκοφρυηνῆς : cf. Titus 2:11; Titus 3:4. See also Syll 802.26 (iii/B.C.) ἐπιφανέντα [τ ]ὸν θεὸν ἐφαλέσθαι ἐπὶ τὰν χῆρα καὶ ἐκτεῖναί οὑ τοὺς δακτύ [λ ]ους, of a temple-vision by which a man with powerless fingers was healed.


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
επέφανεν Επεφανη επεφάνη Ἐπεφάνη επιφαίνεσθαι επιφαινοντων επιφαινόντων ἐπιφαινόντων επιφαναι επιφάναι ἐπιφᾶναι επιφανήναί επιφανήσεται επίφανον επιφανούμαι Epephane Epephanē Epepháne Epephánē epiphainonton epiphainontōn epiphainónton epiphainóntōn epiphanai epiphânai
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