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Strong's #2806 - κλάω

Transliteration
kláō
Phonetics
klah'-o
Root Word (Etymology)
a primary verb
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
3:726,437
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. to break
    1. used in the NT of the breaking of bread or communion
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1438 ‑ גָּדַע (gaw‑dah');  6566 ‑ פָּרַשׂ (paw‑ras');  7533 ‑ רָצַץ (raw‑tsats');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κλάω

(A) [], impf. ἔκλων (κατ -) Il. 20.227, (ἀν -) Th. 2.76: fut. κλάσω [ ] J. AJ 10.11.3, Luc. DDeor. 11.1: aor. 1 ἔκλᾰσα, κλάσε Od. 6.128, κατά-κλασσε Theoc. 25.147:

Med., poet. aor. κλάσσατο AP 7.124 (Diog. Laert.):

Pass., fut. κλασθήσομαι Arist. Mete. 373a5: aor. ἐκλάσθην Il. 11.584: pf. κέκλασμαι Arist. APo. 76b9, etc.: aor. 2 part. κλάς (as if from κλῆμι) Anacr. 153:

1. break, break off, ἐξ ὕλης πτόρθον κλάσε Od. 6.128; ἐκλάσθη δὲ δόναξ Il. 11.584; break off the luxuriant shoots of the vine, Thphr. CP 1.15.1 (Pass.), Gal. 6.134, Longus 3.29, etc.; κ. ἄρτον 1 Corinthians 10:16; cf. 1 Corinthians 11:24 (Pass.).

2. Geom., deflect, inflect, usu. of drawing a straight line 'broken back' at a line or surface, κλάσαι εὐθεῖαν τὴν ΑΓΒ ἐν λόγῳ τῷ δοθέντι Papp. 904.17; ἀπὸ δύο σημείων τῶν B, E κλάσαι τὴν ΒΝΞΕ Id. 122.3: more freq. in Pass., Arist. Revelation 1:1-20.c.; ἡ κεκλασμένη (sc. γραμμή) Id. Ph. 228b24; αἱ κλώμεναι εὐθεῖαι Apollon.Perg. Con. 2.52; ἐὰν ἀπὸ τῶν σημείων κλασθῶσιν ib. 3.52; κεκλάσθω Euc. 3.20, al.; of visual rays, Arist. Mete. 377b22, Pr. 912b29; of arteries, Gal. 9.84: generally, καμπαῖς κεκλασμένας ὑποπορεύσεις Plu. 2.968b; κεκλ. στολίδες ib.64a; τὰ κλώμενα τῶν ῥευμάτων their broken courses, ib.747d.

3. metaph., break, weaken, frustrate, τὴν ἐλπίδα J. BJ 3.7.13, cf. Epigr.Gr. 348 (Cios): in pf. part. Pass., κεκλασμένη φωνή weak, effeminate voice, Hp. Epid. 7.80, Arist. Phgn. 813a35 (also of the Siren's song, Vett.Val. 108.28, cf. κ. ἀοιδή 242.10); τὰ κεκλ. τῶν ὀμμάτων enfeebled eyes, Arist. Phgn. 808a9; κεκλ. μέλη varied by modulation, Plu. 2.1138c; ῥυθμὸς κεκλ. broken rhythm, Longin. 41.1; τὸ κεκλ. καὶ παντοδαπόν (sc. τῆς λέξεως) Phld. Rh. 1.198S. of emotion, ἐκλάσθην πρὸς ἔλεον J. Vit. 43.

κλάω

(B) [], Att. for κλαίω (q.v.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κλάω; 1 aorist ἔκλασα; passive (present participle κλώμενος, 1 Corinthians 11:24 R G (see below)); 1 aorist ἐκλασθην (Romans 11:20 L Tr); (from Homer down); to break: used in the N. T. of the breaking of bread (see ἄρτος, 1), Matthew 14:19; Matthew 15:36; Matthew 26:26; Mark 8:6; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19; (); Acts 2:46; Acts 20:7, 11; Acts 27:35; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:24; with εἰς τινας added, a pregnant construction, equivalent to 'to break and distribute among' etc. (see εἰς, C. 1), Mark 8:19; metaphorically, τό σῶμα, shattered, as it were, by a violent death, 1 Corinthians 11:21 R G. (Compare: ἐκκλάω, κατακλάω.)


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κλάω ,

[in LXX: Jeremiah 16:7 (H6535), al.;]

to break, break in pieces: of bread, Matthew 14:19; Matthew 15:36; Matthew 26:26, Mark 8:6; Mark 14:22, Luke 22:19; Luke 24:30, Acts 2:46; Acts 20:7; Acts 20:11; Acts 27:35, 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:24; seq. εἰς , c. acc pers., Mark 8:19 (cf. ἐκ -, κατα -κλάω ).†


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

P Lips I. 39.12 (A.D. 390) τύψας με [ἀν ]ελεῶς κλά [σα ]ς καὶ χεῖράν μου ὡ ̣ς καὶ τὰ ὑπώπια (cf. 1 Corinthians 9:27) ἔχω α ̣̓φ᾽ ὅλων τῶν ὠ.[. . . See also the bitter epigram on a son, Kaibii 538.5 f (ii/A.D.)—

ματέρι πένθος ἔφυς, λύπα πατρί · [οἷ ]α δὲ δένδρου

κλῶν [νῦ ]ν ἐκλάσθης ἔ [κτ ]ομ ̣ος εἰς Ἀίδαν.

The verbal κλαστός, ";curly-haired,"; is common in personal descriptions, e.g. P Petr I. 19.7 (B.C. 225) (cf. ib, .23 κλαστόθριξ), P Tebt I. 32.23 (B.C. 145), P Leid Nii. 6 (B.C. 103) (= I. p. 69) (as against auribus fractis Reuvensius), and P Lond 1209.12 (B.C. 89) (= III. p. 20). See also the exx. of ὑπόκλαστος, ";slightly curly-haired,"; cited by Mayser Gr. p. 482.

 


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
εκλασα έκλασα ἔκλασα έκλασε εκλασεν έκλασεν ἔκλασεν κλασαι κλάσαι κλασας κλάσας κλασθή κλείθρα κλείθρου κλωμεν κλώμεν κλῶμεν κλώμενον κλωντες κλώντές κλῶντές eklasa éklasa eklasen éklasen klasai klásai klasas klásas klomen klômen klōmen klō̂men klontes klôntés klōntes klō̂ntés
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