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Strong's #3802 - παγιδεύω

Root Word (Etymology)
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  1. to ensnare, entrap
    1. of birds
  2. metaph. of the attempt to elicit from one some remark which can be turned into an accusation against him
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3369 ‑ יָקַשׁ (yaw‑koshe');  5367 ‑ נָקַשׁ (naw‑kash');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πᾰγιδ-εύω, (παγίς)

lay a snare for, entrap, LXX 1 Samuel 28:9, Matthew 22:15.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παγιδεύω: 1 aorist subjunctive 3rd person plural παγιδεύσωσιν; (παγίς, which see); a word unknown to the Greeks; to ensnare, entrap: birds, Ecclesiastes 9:12; metaphorically, τινα ἐν λόγῳ, of the attempt to elicit from one some remark which can be turned into an accusation against him, Matthew 22:15. ((τοῖς λόγοις, Proverbs 6:2 Graecus Venetus; cf. also Deuteronomy 7:25; Deuteronomy 12:30 in the same); 1 Samuel 28:9.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< παγίς ),

[in LXX: 1 Samuel 28:9 (H5367 hith.), Ecclesiastes 9:12 (H3369 pu.)*;]

to ensnare: metaph., c. acc, ἐν λόγῳ , Matthew 22:15 (not elsewhere).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Ramsay (Luke, p. 36 f.) describes the dat. absolute in Acts 28:11 παράσημῳ Διοσκούροις, ";with the Dioscuri as figure-head,"; as ";the correct technical form, guaranteed by many examples in inscriptions,"; thus rendering unnecessary Blass’s conjectural alteration ᾧ ἦν παράσημον Διοσκούρων. For this use of παράσημος cf. P Lond 256 recto (a).2 (A.D. 15) (= II. p. 99) ἧς παράσημος ἶβις, P Tebt II. 486 (an account of corn-lading—ii/iii A.D.) εἰς ἀνασείτησι ̣ν ̣ πλοί (ων) β ̄, ὧν ἑνὸς μὲν οὗ παράσημον Θάλια. . καὶ λοιποῦ οὗ παράση (μον) γυμ ( ), and P Lond 948.2 (A.D. 236) (= III. p. 220) κυβερνήτης ̣ ἰδίου πλοίου. . . ἀσήμ ̣ο ̣υ ̣, where, however, the editor notes that the termination of ἀσήμου is doubtful, and has perhaps been altered. P Lille I. 22 and 23 (B.C. 221) concern two ships belonging to the Queen which have no figure-head (ἀχάρακτος) : see Wilcken Archiv v. p. 226.

In the Gnomon 194 (= BGU V. p. 31) the word is used in the general sense ";mark"; or ";sign";—μόνῳ προ. [.].α ̣ι ̣ ἐξὸν τὸ τῆς δικαιοσύνης παράσημον φορεῖν. See also Aristeas 147, 158. For the verb παρασημειόομαι cf. P Oxy I. 34 versoi. 14 (A.D. 127) παρασημιούσθ [ωσαν, with reference to the ";notes"; made by the officials at the side of public documents, BGU I. 82.11 (A.D. 185) παρασημιωσάμενος τὴν ἐπιστο [λή ]ν, ";having taken note of the letter,"; and for the subst. cf. P Giss I. 40ii. 5 (A.D. 212) ἡ τη ̣̑ς ἀτιμ [ ]ας παρασημεί [ω ]σις.


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List of Word Forms
παγιδεύεις παγιδεύονται παγιδευσωσιν παγιδεύσωσιν pagideusosin pagideusōsin pagideúsosin pagideúsōsin
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