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Strong's #2230 - ἡγεμονεύω

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  1. to be leader, to lead the way
  2. to rule, command
    1. of a province, to be governor of a province
    2. said of a proconsul, of a procurator
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Dor. ἁγ-,

I lead the way, προτὶ Ἴλιον Il. 16.92; πρὸς δώματα, ἀγορήνδε, λέχοσδε, δεῦρο, Od. 3.386, 8.4, 23.293, 17.372; πρόσθ' ἡγεμόνευεν 22.400, 24.155; αὖλιν ἐφ' ἡμετέρην Theoc. 25.60; ἐπιθυμίας καὶ ἔρωτος ἡγεμονεύσαντος Pl. Smp. 197a: dat. pers., Od. 3.386, 8.4, Hes. Th. 387, etc.; τῇ ἴμεν, ᾗ κεν δὴ σὺ.. ἡγεμονεύῃς Il. 15.46; ὁδὸν ἡ. to lead the way, ἐγὼ δ' ὁδὸν ἡγεμονεύσω Od. 6.261, cf. Parm. 1.5: twice in Hom., c. dat. et acc., τοῖσι γέρων ὁδὸν ἡγεμόνευε Od. 24.225; ὕδατι ῥόον ἡ. make a course for the water, Il. 21.258.

II lead in war, rule, command, once in Hom., c. dat., Τρωσὶ μὲν ἡγεμόνευε.. Ἕκτωρ 2.816: elsewh., c. gen., Λοκρῶν δ' ἡ. Αἴας ib. 527, cf. 552, Hdt. 7.99, 160, etc.; ἡγεμόνων ἡ. X. Ages. 1.3, etc.; ἡ. τῆς σκέψεως to take the lead in it, Pl. Prt. 351e: abs., to have or take the command, Hdt. 8.2; ἡ. ἐν πόλει Pl. R. 474c: Pass., to be ruled, ὑπό τινος Th. 3.61. Signf. 11 never occurs in Od., and signf. 1 rarely in Il.

III to be governor, τῆς Συρίας Eu. Luke 2:2 : abs., PTeb. 302.7 (i A.D.), IGRom. 3.162 (Ancyra, ii A.D.), etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἡγεμονεύω; (ἡγεμών); (from Homer down);

a. to be leader, to lead the way.

b. to rule, command: with the genitive of a province (cf. Buttmann, 169 (147)), to be governor of a province, said of a proconsul, Luke 2:2; of a procurator, Luke 3:1.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἡγερονεύω

(< ἡγεμών ),

1. to lead the way.

2. to lead in war, command (of. Ramsay, Was Christ born at Bethlehem?; DCG, ii, 463 f.).

3. to be governor of a province: c. gen. loc., Luke 2:2; Luke 3:1.†

* ἐπιτροπεύω

(< ἐπίτροπος , a procurator),

to govern: Luke 3:1 (WH, mg., for ἡγεμονεύοντος , an obvious correction for precision).†

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

ἡγεμονεύω is applied to the rule of a prefect in P Tebt II. 302.7 (A.D. 7) ἐπὶ Πετρωνίου ] τοῦ ἡγεμονεύσαντος, ";in the prefecture of P.";, P Ryl II. 113.20 (A.D. 133) of a case—δεομέ [ν ]ου ̣ τῆς διαγνώσεως Φλαυίου Τιτιανοῦ τότε τοῦ ἡγεμονεύσαντ (ος), ";which required the decision of the late praefect Flavins Titianus"; (Edd.), and P Strass I. 41.17 (A.D. 250) ̕Α ̣ννιανῷ τῷ ἡγεμο ̣ν ̣εύσ ̣αντι ἡ ἡμετέρα βιβλίδ [ι ]ον ἐπέδωκεν, ";my client gave in her petition to the late prefect Annianus."; It may be noted that in Luke 3:1 Cod. Bezae reads ἐπιτροπεύοντος for ἡγεμονεύοντος.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
ηγεμονευοντος ηγεμονεύοντος ἡγεμονεύοντος egemoneuontos ēgemoneuontos hegemoneuontos hegemoneúontos hēgemoneuontos hēgemoneúontos
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