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Strong's #464 - ἀνταγωνίζομαι

from (G473) and (G75)
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  1. to struggle, fight
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1. struggle against, prove a match for, τινί, esp. in war, Hdt. 5.109, Th. 6.72, X. Cyr. 1.6.8, etc.; ἀ. ταῖς παρασκεναῖς τινός D. 43.81; πρὸς τοὺς βαρβάρους Inscr.Prien. 17.15, cf. Hebrews 12:4.

2. generally, struggle, vie with, τινί Th. 3.38; περί τινος And. 4.2; οἱ ἀνταγωνιζόμενοί τι the parties in a lawsuit, X. Cyr. 8.2.27; [ οἱ ἐλευθέριοι] οὐκ ἀ. περὶ τῶν χρημάτων Arist. Rh. 1366b8.

3. act a part in rivalry with, τινί Plu. Dem. 29.

II as Pass., to be set against, τινί X. Oec. 10.12.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνταγωνίζομαι; to struggle, fight; πρός τί, against a thing, Hebrews 12:4 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 52, 4, 3). (Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, etc.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀντ -αγωνίζομαι ,


[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 17:14*;]

to struggle against: seq. πρός , c. acc, Hebrews 12:4.†

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

For the derived noun cf. P Oxy III. 519.21 (ii/A.D.) . . . ]ανωνι ἀνταγ (ωνιστῇ) (δραχμαὶ) [. . , in a list of payments to gymnastic performers. The verb construed with πρός, as in Hebrews 12:4, occurs in Priene 17.15 (soon after B.C. 278) πρὸς τοὺς βαρβάρους ἀνταγωνίζεσθαι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ανταγωνιζομενοι ανταγωνιζόμενοι ἀνταγωνιζόμενοι αντακούσεται αντάρη antagonizomenoi antagonizómenoi antagōnizomenoi antagōnizómenoi
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