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Strong's #3921 - παρεισδύνω

from (G3844) and a compound of (G1519) and (G1416)
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  1. to enter secretly, slip in stealthily
  2. to steal in
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


slip in, penetrate, τὸ ἔλαιον π. Id. Pr. 881a7: metaph., εἰς τὰς γνώμας π. Demad. 3: pf. - δέδῡκα, εἰς τὰς ἄλλας διαλέκτους A.D. Synt. 319.24: also παρεις-δύω, τὰ παρεισδύοντα τῶν διαλέκτων Id. Pron. 4.23. II Med. παρεισδύομαι, ἐς τὸ στόμα Hp. Epid. 5.86, cf. Sor. 1.101, Gal. 2.653; ἀλλοφυλίας.. κατὰ μικρὸν -δυομένης Epicur. Ephesians 2 p.48U.; εἰς τὴν πόλιν Hdn. 2.12.1, etc.; [ τὸ ὕδωρ ] παρεισδυόμενον πνίγει Arist. Pr. 933a16; of a leech's bite, penetrate into, Aret. CA 2.6; of customs, Plu. 2.216b, Agis 3, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παρεισδύω or παρεισδύνω: 1 aorist παρεισεδυσα (according to classical usage trans., cf. δύνω; (see below)); to enter secretly, slip in stealthily; to steal in; (A. V. creep in unawares): Jude 1:4 (here WH παρεισεδυησαν, 3 person plural 2 aorist passive (with middle or intransitive force); see their Appendix, p. 170, and cf. Buttmann, 56 (49); Veitch, under the word δύω, at the end); cf. the expressions παρεισδυσιν πλάνης ποιεῖν, the Epistle of Barnabas 2, 10 [ET]; ἔχειν, ibid. 4, 9 [ET]. (Hippocrates, Herodian, 1, 6, 2; 7, 9, 18 (8 edition, Bekker; Philo de spec. legg. § 15); Plutarch, Galen, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* παρ -εισ -δύω

(also -δύνω ),

to slip in secretly, steal in: παρεισεδύησαν (vulgar aor.; pass. for act., El., § 19, 2), Judges 1:4 (cf. also MM, xix).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The idea of ";curious, magical arts,"; which τὰ περίεργα has in Acts 19:19, is well illustrated in P Leid Vxii. 19 (iii/iv A.D.) (=II. p. 39) διὰ τὴν τῶν πολλῶν περιεργίαν τὰς βοτάνας καὶ τὰ ἄλλα, οἷς ἐχρῶντο εἰς θεῶν εἴδωλα, ἐπέγραψαν, ὅπως μὴ συλ (= λλ)αβούμενοι περιεργάζωνται μηδέν, διὰ τὴν ἐξακολούθησιν τῆς ἁμαρτεί (= )ας, ";ob vulgi curiositatem herbas et reliqua, quibus utebantur ad deorum simulacra, scriptis consignarunt, ut non intellecturi (reliqui homines) operarentur frustra propter investigationem erroris"; (Ed.) : see also the note on p. 73 f., and Deissmann BS p. 223 n..5. Cf. the conjunction of words in Vett. Val. p. 7.30 φρόνιμοι, περίεργοι, ἀποκρύφων μύσται. For the meaning ";busybody,"; as in 1 Timothy 5:13, cf. Menandrea pp. 11.45, 48.85, and Menander Fragm. p. 227, also Theophr. Char. x. (ed. Jebb).

In the letter of a steward or bailiff, P Oxy IX. 1220.22 (iii/A.D.), the word is used in a more general sense—οὐδὲν ἠφάνισεν ὁ ἱπποποτάμις, ἤ τι γάρ ἐστιν περιέργου, ἐφίσταμε (= αι) αὐτῶν, ";the hippopotamus has destroyed nothing, for if there is any superfluity, I watch over the place"; (Ed.).


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List of Word Forms
παρεισεδυησαν παρεισεδύησαν παρεισέδυσαν pareisedusan pareisedysan pareisédysan
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