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Strong's #426 - ἀνετάζω

from (G303) and etazo (to test)
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  1. to investigate, to examine
  2. to examine judicially
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Strong #: 1245 ‑ בָּקַשׁ (baw‑kash');  1875 ‑ דָּרַשׁ (daw‑rash');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I inquire of, ἀλλήλους τὴν αἰτίαν LXX Su. 1:14 (Thd.), Jd. 6.29 (cod. A).

II examine documents, POxy. 34i13; examine by torture, τινά Acts 22:24; Acts 22:29.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνετάζω; present passive ἀνετάζομαι; (ἐτάζω to examine, test); to investigate, examine; τινα, to examine judicially: Acts 22:24, 29. (Judges 6:29 manuscript Alex.; Susanna (i. e. Daniel (Theod.) at the beginning) 14; (Anaph. Pilati A 6, p. 417, Tischendorf edition). Not found in secular authors.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀν -ετάζω

(< ἀνά , ἐτάζω , to examine; v. MM, VGT, s.v.),

[in LXX: Judges 6:29 (H1875 ), Ezra 2:23 (H1245), Da TH Su 1:14 *;]

to examine judicially: Acts 22:24; Acts 22:29.. †

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

In P Oxy I. 34i. 13 (A.D. 127) a prefect uses this word in directing Government clerks whose business it was to ";examine"; documents and glue them into τόμοι. This is one of the words which Grimm characterizes as ";not found in prof, auth.,"; occurring first in LXX. The compound (Acts 22:24; Acts 22:29), now vindicated as sufficiently ";profane,"; was as rare as its simplex (cf. Wisdom of Solomon 2:19) : it may be suspected that the common ἐξετάζω ";to get out the truth,"; (ἐτεός —see Boisacq Dict. Etym., p. 291) was the original from which both ἐτάζω and ἀνετάζω (and παρετάζω in Arcadian) were devised.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
ανεταζειν ἀνετάζειν ανεταζεσθαι ανετάζεσθαι ἀνετάζεσθαι ανήταζον anetazein anetázein anetazesthai anetázesthai