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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2678 - κατασείω

from (G2596) and (G4579)
Parts of Speech
  1. to shake down, throw down
  2. to shake
    1. to make a sign, to signal with the hand to one
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KJV (4)
NAS (4)
HCS (4)
BSB (4)
ESV (4)
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Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -σείσω Hp. Art. 43: pf. -σέσεικα Philem. 84:

1. shake down, throw down, οἰκοδομήματος ἐπὶ μέγα Th. 2.76; τεῖχος, τοῦ τείχους ἐπὶ μέγα, Arr. An. 1.19.2, 2.23.1; σεισμὸς κ. τὴν πόλιν Ae|. VH 6.7: Pass., fall down, Ph. 2.512; of a lion's mane, αὐχένος ἐκ λασίοιο Χαίτη -εσείετο Pancrat. Oxy. 1085.21: metaph., κ. ἀκροατοῦ ὦτα Philostr. VS 2.29; νόμους Procop. Arc. 27.33; κατέσεισεν ἅπαντα καὶ κατεβρόντησε Eun. Hist. p.256 D.; ἕως κατέσεισε until he laid him on the floor (with drinking), Men. 8, cf. Philem. l. c., Ath. 10.431c.

2. impel, drive headlong, νεανίσκον εἰς τὸν μανιώδη καὶ σφαλερὸν τῆς βασιλείας ἔρωτα Eun. Hist. p.235 D., cf. p.267 D.: Pass., πρὸς τὸ λέγειν κ. ib. p.223 D.

3. in Surgery, treat by shaking, Hp. Art. 42: Pass., ib. 43.

4. κατασείσας τὴν χεῖρα with a motion of the hand, Acts 19:33; κ. ἱκετηρίας J. BJ 2.21.8; κ. τὰ ἱμάτια, by way of signal, Plu. Pomp. 73: more freq. c. dat., κ. τῇ Χειρί beckon with the hand, Plb. 1.78.3, Hld. 10.7; κ. τῇ Χειρὶ σιγᾶν Acts 12:17; κ. τῷ λύχνῳ ἅμα λέγων τὸν λόγον PMag.Lond. 46.453; κ. ὀθόναις Hld. 9.6: abs., κ. τινί beckon to another, as a sign for him to be silent, X. Cyr. 5.4.4; κ. τισὶν ἐπεξιέναι J. AJ 17.10.2; but also, shake the head in token of contempt, Phld. Vit. p.37 J.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** κατα -σείω ,

[in LXX: Da TH Bel 1:14 AR, 1 Maccabees 6:38 *;]

1. to shake down.

2. Of the hand, to shake or wave as a signal: τ . χεῖρα , Acts 19:33; τ . χειρί , Acts 13:16; id. c. dat. pers., Acts 21:40; seq. inf., Acts 12:17.†

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 with the dat., as in Acts 12:17 al., cf. the magical invocation P Lond 46453 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 80) κατασείων τῷ λύχνῳ ἅμα λέγων τὸν λόγον κτλ. See also Hobart p. 103.


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
κατασεισας κατασείσας κατασιγηθείσα κατασιωπήσω κατεσεισε κατέσεισε κατέσεισεν κατεσιώπησε κατεσιώπησεν κατεσιώπων kataseisas kataseísas kateseisen katéseisen
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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