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Strong's #3960 - πατάσσω

probably prolongation from (G3817)
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  1. to strike gently: as a part or a member of the body
  2. to stroke, smite: with the sword, to afflict, to visit with evils, etc. as with a deadly disease
  3. to smite down, cut down, to kill, slay
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1696 ‑ דָּבַר (daw‑bar');  1855 ‑ דְּקַק (dek‑ak');  3898 ‑ לָחַם (law‑kham');  3920 ‑ לָכַד (law‑kad');  4191 ‑ מוּת (mooth);  4223 ‑ מְחָא (mekh‑aw');  4272 ‑ מָחַץ (maw‑khats');  5062 ‑ נָגַף (naw‑gaf');  5221 ‑ נָכָה (naw‑kaw');  6887 ‑ צָרַר (tsaw‑rar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


impf. πάτασσον Il. 7.216: fut. -άξω Ar. Lys. 657, Ra. 646, Arist. Mete. 371b9: aor. ἐπάταξα Thgn. 1199: Pass., aor. ἐπατάχθην Luc. Anach. 3, 40, Ach. Tat. 7.4: fut. παταχθήσομαι Luc. Fug. 14: pf. πεπάταγμαι (ἐκ-) Od. 18.327 (elsewh. Hom. has only pres. and impf.): Att. and LXX mostly fut. and aor. Act. (τύπτω and πλήσσω being used in other tenses):

I intr. in Hom., beat, knock, θυμὸς ἐνὶ στήθεσσι πάτασσεν Il. 7.216; πάτασσε δὲ θυμὸς ἑκάστου 23.370; ἐν δέ τέ οἱ κραδίη στέρνοισι πατάσσει 13.282, cf. Arr. Cyn. 15.

II with acc. of the thing set in motion, strike, smite, [ξίφος] πάταξον εἰς ἄκρον πόδα S. Ph. 748; πρὸς κίονα νῶτον π. E. HF 1007: c. acc. cogn., π. πληγήν Pl. Grg. 527c, cf. Lg. 879e: abs., or with acc. of person or thing struck, ὁ πατάξας the man who struck the blow, Antipho 4.3.4, Th. 8.92; ἐὰν μὲν τὸν ἄρχοντα πατάξῃ τις D. 21.33; of a deadly blow, ἐὰν λίθος.. ἢ σίδηρος πατάξῃ Id. 23.76; sting, of a bee, Ach. Tat. 2.7; of lightning, strike, Arist.l.c.; π. τινὰ δορί E. Ph. 1463; πύξ Ar. Ra. 548, cf. Eq. 1130 (lyr.): freq. in phrase πατάξαι θύραν, v. θύρα: — Pass., ὁ μηρὸς πατασσέσθω Luc. Rh.Proverbs 29:1-27. smite, slaughter, LXX Jd. 9.43, al.: simply, kill, ib. 1 Samuel 17:9,al. afflict, visit, πατάξαι σε Κύριος παραπληξίᾳ ib. De. 28.28, cf. IG 12(9).1179.23 (Euboea, ii A. D.).

2. metaph., ἄτῃ πατάξαι θυμόν S. Ant. 1097; πόθος καρδίαν π. Ar. Ra. 54 (also μοι κραδίην ἐπάταξε ὅττι.. Thgn.l.c.); πατάξω.. μεγάλοις ποτηρίοις Timocl. 20; cf. παίω 1.6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πατάσσω: future πατάξω; 1 aorist ἐπάταξα; the Sept. times without number for הִכָּה (Hiphil of נָכָה, unused in Kal), also for נָגַף, etc.; (in Homer intransitive, to beat, of the heart; from Aristophanes, Sophocles, Plato, others on used it transitively);

1. to strike gently: τί (as a part or a member of the body), Acts 12:7.

2. to strike, smite: absolutely, ἐν μάχαιρα, with the sword, Luke 22:49; τινα, Matthew 26:51; Luke 22:50. by a use solely biblical, to afflict; to visit with evils, etc.: as with a deadly disease, τινα, Acts 12:23; τινα ἐν with the dative of the thing, Revelation 11:6 G L T Tr WH; (Genesis 8:21; Numbers 14:12; Exodus 12:23, etc.).

3. by a use solely biblical, to smite down, cut down, to kill, slay: τινα, Matthew 26:31 and Mark 14:27 (after Zechariah 13:7); Acts 7:24.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πατάσσω ,

[in LXX chiefly and very freq. for H5221 hi., also for H5062, etc.;]

1. in Hom., intrans., to beat (of the heart).

2. Trans. = πλήσσω , to strike, smite: absol., ἐν μαχαίρᾳ , Luke 22:49; c. acc pers., Matthew 26:51, Luke 22:50; c. acc rei, Acts 12:7; of a deadly blow, Matthew 26:31, Mark 14:27, Acts 7:24. Metaph., of disease: Acts 12:23, Revelation 11:6; Revelation 19:15.†

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

";place around,"; ";clothe with,"; as in Matthew 27:28, may be illustrated from PSI I. 64.17 (i/B.C. ?), where a woman who has offered to live with a man as his wife promises not to carry off certain articles of adornment if she leaves him— ̣α ̣̣ν ἄλλ ̣α χρυσίου κόσμου μετὰ τὰ προκείμεν ̣[α. . .] . . ρησας μοι περιθῇς, οὐκ ἀπελε [ ]σομαι αὐτ [ ] ἔχουσα. For the metaph. meaning ";bestow,"; ";confer,"; as in 1 Corinthians 12:23 (cf. Esther 1:20), see BGU IV. 1141.19 (B.C. 14) ε ̣ι ̣̔ς ̣ σὺ μέν μοι καὶ τιμὴν περιτιθεῖς, P Giss I. 79 (c. A.D. 117) ὡς εἰμὶ γυνὴ [π ]α ̣ͅσαν σπουδὴν περιτίθεμαι, and OGIS 331.23 (mid. ii/B.C.) ὅπως δὲ καὶ σὺ εἰδῆις ὅτι περιτεθείκαμεν (cf. Meisterhans Gr. p. 189) τ [ὴν τ ]ιμὴν καὶ ταύτ [ην ] τῶι Ἀθηναίωι.


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
επάταξα επάταξά επατάξαμεν επάταξαν επάταξάν επάταξας επατάξατε επάταξε επαταξεν επάταξεν ἐπάταξεν παταξαι πατάξαι παταξάντα πατάξαντα πατάξαντας πατάξαντες πατάξαντι πατάξαντος παταξάντων παταξας πατάξας πατάξατε πατάξει πατάξεις πατάξετε παταξη πατάξη πατάξῃ πατάξης πατάξητε παταξομεν πατάξομεν πάταξον πατάξουσιν Παταξω Πατάξω πατάξωμεν πατάξωσι epataxen epátaxen pataxai patáxai pataxas patáxas pataxe pataxē patáxei patáxēi Pataxo Pataxō Patáxo Patáxō pataxomen patáxomen
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