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Strong's #2629 - κατακόπτω

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  1. to cut up in pieces
  2. to slay
  3. to beat, bruise
  4. to cut, gash, mangle
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1438 ‑ גָּדַע (gaw‑dah');  1855 ‑ דְּקַק (dek‑ak');  3772 ‑ כָּרַת (kaw‑rath');  3807 ‑ כָּתַת (kaw‑thath');  4388 ‑ מַכְתֵּשׁ (mak‑taysh');  5221 ‑ נָכָה (naw‑kaw');  5310 ‑ נָפַץ (naw‑fats');  7112 ‑ קָצַץ (kaw‑tsats');  8456 ‑ תָּזַז (taw‑zaz');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. cut down, fell, of trees, in Pass., Thphr. HP 3.15.1, CP 2.15.4, etc.

2. cut in pieces, cut up, Hdt. 1.48, 73, 2.42, Ar. Av. 1688 (Pass.), etc.; κρέα Pl. Euthd. 301c; κατακοπείς cut in pieces, Hdt. 8.92.

3. cut down, massacre, butcher, Id. 6.75, Th. 7.29: Pass., ὥσπερ βόες κατεκόπησαν Phld. Rh. 1.235S.

4. in a military sense, cut in pieces, 'cut up ', τὴν μόραν D. 13.22: Pass., κατακοπῆναι X. An. 1.2.25; κατακεκόψεσθαι ib. 1.5.16.

5. κ. πληγαῖς τινα PLips. 37.20 (iv A.D.), etc.

6. generally, break in pieces, destroy, στεφάνους D. 22.70; κέραμον Plb. 5.25.3; ἔρια ὑπὸ τῶν σέων κατακοπτόμενα fretted in pieces, Ar. Lys. 730, cf. Luc. Ind. 1: metaph., κ. τὴν ἀρχήν Plu. Demetr. 30; κατακέκοπταί οἱ τὸ τῆς ψυχῆς γαῦρον Id. 2.762f; κατεκόπημεν ἄν we should have been made mince-meat of, Pl.Com. 35.

7. weary, bore, Anaxipp. 1.23, Men. Sam. 70, 77.

8. Rhet., λέξις -κεκομμένη ' staccato', jerky composition, Demetr. Eloc. 4.

9. in Med., μαστοὺς κατεκόψατο, in vehement grief, Epigr.Gr. 316 (Smyrna).

II strike with a die, coin bullion into money, Hdt. 3.96; τὸν θρόνον ὄντα ἀργυροῦν X. HG 1.5.3; τὰς Χρυσᾶς πλίνθους εἰς νόμισμα D.S. 16.56, cf. Demetr. Eloc. 281, Lib. Or. 14.45.

Thayer's Expanded Definition


1. to cut up, cut to pieces (see κατά, III. 4); to slay: Isaiah 27:9; 2 Chronicles 34:7, etc.; Herodotus and following

2. to beat, bruise: ἑαυτόν λίθοις, Mark 5:5; (others retain here the primary meaning, to cut, gash, mangle).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -κόπτω ,

[in LXX for H5221 hi., H3807 pi., etc.;]

to cut up, cut in pieces (cf. Isaiah 27:9, Jeremiah 21:7, 2 Chronicles 34:7): ἑαυτὸν λίθοις , Mark 5:5.†

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

For this verb in the derived sense of ";beat,"; ";bruise,"; as in Mark 5:5 (cf. Wycliffe ";betynge hymsilf,"; and see Field Notes, p. 27), we may cite P Lips I. 37.20 (A.D. 389) ἔπειτα κατέκοψα [ν ] π ̣[ληγ ]αῖς αὐτὸν κατά τ [ε ] τῶν σκελῶν καὶ κατὰ τῶν ἄλλων μελω ̣[ν ] τοῦ σώματος, and the illiterate PSI IV. 313.10 (iii/iv A.D.) πλῆγές μαι κατέκοψεν καθ᾽ ὅλου τοῦ σώματος. See also Kaibel 316.3 f—

μάμμη ] δ᾽ Εὐτοχία μασ [τοὺ ]ς κατεκόψατο, οἷς ἔτρεφέν σε

Μοίραις, [κ ]αὶ φθιμένους ὀκταέτης ἔ [μ ]ολες.

The editor suggests a new word κατακοπτικόν in the magic P Lond 121.430 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 98), but the line in which it occurs has been intentionally obliterated, and the context is wholly wanting.


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
κατακεκομμένην κατακεκομμένους κατακοπτων κατακόπτων κατακόψει κατακόψεις κατακόψουσι κατακόψουσιν κατακόψω κατακρατήσατε κατακράτησον κατέκοπτον κατεκόσμησέ κατεκόσμησεν κατέκοψαν κατέκοψε κατέκοψεν κατεκρατήθη κατεκρατήθησαν κατεκράτησαν κατεκράτησάν κατεκρατήσατε κατεκράτησεν katakopton katakoptōn katakópton katakóptōn
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