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Strong's #3791 - ὀχλέω

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  1. to excite a mob against one
  2. to disturb, roll away
  3. to trouble, molest
  4. be in confusion, in an uproar
  5. to be vexed, molested, troubled: by demons
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



I move, disturb, ψηφῖδες ἅπασαι ὀχλεῦνται all the pebbles are rolled or swept away by the water, Il. 21.261.

II generally, trouble, importune, c. acc., Hdt. 5.41; ὀχλεῖς μάτην με A. Pr. 1001; disturb citizens by false alarms, Aen. Tact. 6.1: abs., to be troublesome or irksome, Hp. Epid. 2.1.3, S. OT 446, OGI 262.22 (Baetocaece); ὀ. πρὸς αὐγάς impede the sight, Hp. Prorrh. 1.147 = Coac. 191 (v.l.): freq. in Pap., POxy. 269 ii 4 (i A. D.), etc.: Pass., to be troubled, ὑπέρ τινος Arist. EN 1167a10, cf. 1171b19; ἀσθενείᾳ σώματος Plb. Fr. 188; ὑπὸ ὑδέρου Hippiatr. 38; τὴν ἀκοήν Phld. Po. 2.18; cf. ἐνοχλέω: later c. inf., μὴ ὀχλοῦ δὲ πέμπειν τι ἡμῖν don't trouble to.., POxy. 1481.6 (ii A. D.).

III in Pass., to be crowded, ὁδὸς.. ἥτις οὐ πολὺ ὀχλεῖται Ceb. 15 (nisi πολυοχλεῖται leg.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ὀχλέω, ὄχλῳ: present passive participle ὀχλουμενος; (ὄχλος); properly, to excite a mob against one; (in Homer (Iliad 21, 261) to disturb, roll away); universally, to trouble, molest (τινα, Herodotus 5, 41; Aeschylus, others); absolutely, to be in confusion, in an uproar (3Macc. 5:41); passive to be vexed, molested, troubled: by demons, Luke 6:18, R G L (where T Tr WH ἐνοχλούμενοι — the like variation of text in Herodian, 6, 3, 4); Acts 5:16; Tobit 6:8 (7); Acta Thomae § 12. (Compare: ἐνοχλέω, παρενοχλέω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ὀχλέω , -

(< ὄχλος ),

[in LXX: Tobit 6:7, 3 Maccabees 5:41*;]

to move, disturb; hence, generally, to trouble, vex: pass., Acts 5:6 (act. absol., = pass., to be in a tumult, 3Mac, l.c.; cf. ἐν -, παρ -εν -οχλέω , and v. MM, xviii).†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";act contrary to the law"; (Acts 23:3), is not so common as we might have expected, but see OGIS 765.9 (iii/B.C.) οὐ μόνον δὲ ἐν τῆι χώραι εἰς το [ὺς π ]ο [λί ]τας παρε [ν ] [μουν. Cf. also PSI IV. 330.9 (B.C. 258–7) ἀδίκως μετὰ βίας παρανομηθείς, and the late P Oxy VIII. 1106.9 (vi/A.D.) where certain lawbreakers are warned that a troop of soldiers may hand them over πρὸς τιμωρίαν ὧν ἂν παρανομῆσαι τολμήσειεν, ";to be punished for any lawlessness upon which they may venture.";


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
οχληρίαν οχλούμενοι οχλουμενους οχλουμένους ὀχλουμένους ochloumenous ochlouménous
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