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Strong's #2661 - καταξιόω

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  1. to account worthy, judge worthy
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I deem worthy, c. acc. et inf., D. 59.111; hold in honour, Plb. 4.86.8: c. gen. rei, deem worthy of a thing, τάξεως τὸν κίνδυνον Id. 1.23.3; τινὰ μεγάλης ἀποδοχῆς D.S. 2.60: Med., οὔτε νιν.. Δίκη προσεῖδε καὶ κατηξιώσατο did not regard and hold in high esteem, A. Th. 667: Pass., to be held worthy, πρεσβείας Plb. 12.10.8, cf. Iamb. VP 36.265; ἔργον ἐπιφανὲς καὶ κατηξιωμένον Plb. 5.83.4.

II command, bid, πολλὰ Χαίρειν ξυμφοραῖς καταξιῶ A. Ag. 572; σύ τοι κατηξίωσας thou didst decree it so, S. Ph. 1095 (lyr.).

III deign, vouchsafe, c. inf., Luc. Ind. 3, Jul. 204, PLond. 2.232.14 (iv A.D.), POxy. 1214 (v A.D.), etc. in bad sense, τῶν ἐν μέρους εἴδει πεφυκότων μηδενὶ καταξιώσωμεν let us not degrade it by likening it to.., Pl. Ti. 30c. in argument, claim, maintain, Phld. Sign. 30, al.: Med., c. inf., Id. Rh. 1.32S.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταξιόω, καταξιω: 1 aorist passive κατηξιωθην; to account worthy, judge worthy: τινα τίνος, one of a thing, 2 Thessalonians 1:5 (Polybius 1, 23, 3, etc.; Diodorus 2, 60; Josephus, Antiquities 15, 3, 8); followed by an infinitive, Luke 20:35; Luke 21:36 (T Tr text WH κατισχύσητε); Acts 5:41, (Demosthenes 1383, 11 (cf. Plato, Tim. 30 c.)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** κατ -αξιόω , - ,

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 13:12, 3 Maccabees 3:21; 3 Maccabees 4:11, 4 Maccabees 18:3 *;]

to deem worthy: c. acc pers. et gen. rei, 2 Thessalonians 1:5; pass. seq. inf., Luke 20:35, Acts 5:41.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Like the simplex, καταξιόω denotes not ";make"; but ";count worthy"; : cf. BGU IV. 1080.15 (iii/A.D. ?) σπούδασον ἡμᾶς καταξιῶσαι τῶν ἴσ [ω ]ν γραμμάτων, OGIS 201.14 (vi/AD.) εἰ μὴ κατηξίωσάν με καὶ παρακαλοῦσιν. For the pass., as in Luke 20:35, Acts 5:41, cf. P Leid Wxvi. 11 (ii/iii A.D.) κατηξιώθης τῶν πρὸς δια (= )ρθωσιν βίου μελλώ (= )ντων σοι λέγεσθαι, P Amh II. 145.4 (iv/v A.D.) βούλο ]μαι μὲν καταξιωθῆναι ἀεὶ γράφειν [τῇ σῇ ] θεοσεβείᾳ, CIA III. 690.9 f. ἀνατροφῆς τῆς αὐτῆς καταξιωθείς. In late Greek the verb is common = ";be so good as,"; ";vouchsafe,"; e.g. P Heid 6.20 (iv/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 127) παρακαλῶ καταξίωσον δέξεσθαι τὸ μικρὸν ἐλέου, P Meyer 24.4 (vi/A.D.) καταξιώσῃ οὖν ἡ σὴ θεοσέβεια εὔξασθαι ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ. It is condemned by the Atticists, cf. Thom. Mag. 9, 7 ἀξιῶ · τὸ ἄξιον κρίνω · οὐ καταξιῶ.

For the adj. see OGIS 763.24 (ii/B.C.) τὰς καταξίας τιμὰς τοῖς εὐεργέταις ἀπονέμοντες, and for the adv. BGU IV. 1138.22 (B.C. 19) καταξίως.


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List of Word Forms
καταξιωθεντες καταξιωθέντες καταξιωθηναι καταξιωθήναι καταξιωθῆναι καταξιωθήτε καταπαίξεται κατάπασαι καταπασάμενοι καταπάσασθε κατέπαιζον κατέπαιζόν κατεπανουργεύσαντο κατεπάσατο κατηξιωθησαν κατηξιώθησαν kataxiothenai kataxiothênai kataxiōthēnai kataxiōthē̂nai kataxiothentes kataxiothéntes kataxiōthentes kataxiōthéntes katexiothesan katexiṓthesan katēxiōthēsan katēxiṓthēsan
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