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Strong's #397 - ἀνατρέφω

from (G303) and (G5142)
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  1. to nurse up, nourish up
    1. of young children and animals nourished to promote growth
  2. to bring up
    1. with the predominant idea of forming the mind
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KJV (3)
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NAS (3)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. bring up, cherish, educate, A. Eu. 523, Luke 4:16,al.; ἀ. τὸ φρόνημα raise the spirit, X. Cyr. 5.2.34: Med., ἀναθρέψασθαι υἱόν have him educated, Hdn. 1.2.1; ἀ. λειμὼν κάλλεα Nic. Fr. 74.58: Pass., grow up, ἀνατραφῆναι ἐν.. Plu. Cam. 34, etc.; τῇ Ἑλλάδι φωνῇ Ael. NA 11.25; ἀνέτραφες in AP 5.156 (Mel.) = ἀνετράφης.

2. feed up, opp. ἰσχναίνω, Hp. Art. 33, 50: metaph., ἀ. μονῳδίαις Ar. Ra. 944: Pass., ἀνατρέφεσθαι ἐκ νόσου convalesce, Hp. VM 14; of fish after milting, Arist. HA 608a2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνατρέφω: 2 aorist passive ἀνετράφην; perfect passive participle ἀνατεθραμμένος; 1 aorist middle ἀνεθρεψάμην; to nurse up, nourish up (German aufnähren,auffüttern); properly, of young children and animals nourished to promote their growth (Xenophon, mem. 4, 3, 10, etc.; Wis. 7:4); to bring up: Luke 4:16 T WH marginal reading; Acts 7:20f; with the predominant idea of forming the mind, Acts 22:3 (4 Macc. 10:2, and often in Greek writings). Cf. Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part iii., p. 4.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀνα -τρέφω ,

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 7:4 B, 4 Maccabees 10:2; 4 Maccabees 11:15 א *;]

to nurse up, nourish, educate, bring up: Luke 4:16, W Η , mg., Acts 7:20-21; Acts 22:3.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
ανατεθραμμενος ανατεθραμμένος ἀνατεθραμμένος ανατροπήν ανεθρεψατο ανεθρέψατο ἀνεθρέψατο ανετραφη ανετράφη ἀνετράφη anatethrammenos anatethramménos anethrepsato anethrépsato anetraphe anetraphē anetráphe anetráphē
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