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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3349 - μετεωρίζω

from a compound of (G3326) and a collateral form of (G142) or perhaps rather (G109) (cf "meteor")
Parts of Speech
  1. to rise up on high
    1. to put a ship [out to sea] up upon the deep
    2. to raise up fortifications
  2. metaph.
    1. to lift up one's soul, raise his spirits
      1. to buoy up with hope
      2. to inflate with pride
      3. to be elated
      4. to take one airs, be puffed up with pride
    2. by a metaphor taken from ships that are tossed about on the deep by winds and waves
      1. to cause one to waver or fluctuate in the mind
      2. to agitate or harass with cares
      3. to make anxious
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1361 ‑ גָּבַהּ (gaw‑bah');  5375 ‑ נָסָה (naw‑saw', naw‑saw');  7311 ‑ רָמַם (room);  
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KJV (1)
NAS (1)
HCS (1)
BSB (1)
ESV (1)
WEB (1)
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. raise to a height, τὸ ἔρυμα Th. 4.90; τὸ ἐμβριθὲς ἄγειν ἄνω -ίζου[]α Pl. Phdr. 246d; τὰ σκέλη lift the legs, X. Eq. 10.4; ἑαυτόν ib. 11.7, cf. Cyn. 10.13; of a dolphin, δελφινίσκον μ. τῷ νώτῳ lifts or buoys it up on his back, Arist. HA 631a18, cf. 602b27; τοὺς πόδας μ., of quadrupeds, Id. IA 711b19; τὸ πνεῦμα μ. cause one to pant (cf. μετάρσιος 111), Id. Pr. 885a33; ναῦν μ. εἰς τὸ πέλαγος put it out to sea, Philostr. VA 6.12 (also abs., πλεῖν -ίζουσα ἐς τὸ πέλαγος Id. Her. 8.3): Med., τοὺς δελφῖνας μετεωρίζου heave up your dolphins (v. δελφίς 11), Ar. Eq. 762: Pass., to be raised up, Pl. Ti. 63c; to be suspended, σχοινίοις POxy. 904.6 (v A.D.); of smoke or dust, rise, X. Cyr. 6.3.5; of wind, Ar. Nu. 404; of water vapour, Hp. Aër. 8, Arist. Mete. 346b28, al.; of ships, μετεωρισθεὶς ἐν τῷ πελάγει keeping out on the high sea, Th. 8.16; rise up, as from bed, Hp. Fract. 15; of wind rising from the stomach, Id. Coac. 613; μετεωριζόμενος suffering from flatulence, Id. Epid. 4.41.

2. intr., attain considerable height, Thphr. HP 4.2.4.

II metaph., buoy up, elevate, esp. with false hopes, μ. καὶ φυσήσας ὑμᾶς D. 13.12, cf. Hegem. ap. Ath. 15.698d, Plb. 25.3.4; τοὺς Ἀθηναίους δι' ἐπιστολῶν Posidon. 36 J.; παραθαρρύνας καὶ μετεωρίσας Plu. Dem. 18; unsettle a man's mind, Plb. 5.70.10: Pass., to be elevated, ὑπὸ λόγων ὁ νοῦς -ίζεται Ar. Av. 1447; μετεωρισθεὶς καὶ περιχαρὴς γενόμενος ἐπί τινι Plb. 3.70.1; μεμετεωρισμένοι ταῖς νίκαις D.S. 11.32; also, to be anxious, POxy. 1679.16 (iii A.D.), perh. in this sense Luke 12:29.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μετ -εωρίζω

(< μετέωρος , (a) in mid air; (b) buoyed up; (c) in suspense; Thuc.; in Papyri opp. to ἀμέριμνος , v. Zorell, s.v.) :

[in LXX: Obadiah 1:4 (H1361 hi.), Micah 4:1 (H5375 ni.), Psalms 131:1, Ezekiel 10:16-17; Ezekiel 10:19 (H7311), 2 Maccabees 5:17; 2 Maccabees 7:34, 3 Maccabees 6:5 *;]

to raise on high (Thue., Xen., al.; Ob, Mi, Ez, ll c.). Metaph.,

(a) to buoy up; pass., to be elated, puffed up (Polyb., al., Psalms 2:1-12, 3 Mac, ll. c.);

(b) to be anxious, in suspense (Polyb., v. 70, 10; FlJ, BJ, iv, 2, 5) : Luke 12:29.†

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 expressive subst. = ";labour,"; ";hardship"; (1 Thessalonians 2:9 al.) cf. the mantic P Ryl I. 28.117 (iv/A.D.) κνήμη εὐώνυμος ἐὰν ἅλληται σημαίνι γυναῖκι ψόγον ἐκ μοιχείας δούλοις δὲ ἀπειλαὶ καὶ μόχθοι (l. ἀπειλὰς καὶ μόχθους), ";if the left leg quiver, it signifies for a woman censure in consequence of adultery, and for slaves, threats and labour"; (Edd.), and Kaibel 851.1 (iii/A.D.) ἐσθ ]λοῖς οὐ κενεὰ μόχθων [χ ]άρις. The verb is found in the oracular ib. 1039.12 μοχθεῖν ἀνάνκη · μετα [β ]ολὴ δ᾽ ἔσται καλή, and the adj. in P Tebt I. 24.57 (B.C. 117) μ [ο ]χθηρὰν ἀγωγήν, ";nefarious conduct"; (Edd.), and the epigrammatic PSI I. 17 rectovi. 4 (iii/A.D.?) ἔνθεν ἐς ἀθανάτους καὶ ἀείζωο [ν ] βίον ἦλθεν | τοῦτο τὸ μοχθηρὸν σῶμ᾽ ἀποδυσάμενος.


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List of Word Forms
εμετεωρίζοντο εμετεωρίσθησαν μετέωρα μετεωρίζεσθαι μετεωριζεσθε μετεωρίζεσθε μετεωρισθής μετεωρισθήσεται μετεωρισμοί μετεωρισμούς μετέωροι μετέωρον μετέωρος μετεώρου μετεώρω μετεώρων meteorizesthe meteorízesthe meteōrizesthe meteōrízesthe
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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