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Strong's #4650 - σκορπίζω

apparently from the same as (G4651) (through the idea of penetrating)
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  1. to scatter
    1. of those who, routed or terror stricken or driven by some other impulses, fly in every direction
    2. to scatter abroad (what others may collect for themselves), or one dispensing blessings literally
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2114 ‑ זוּר (zoor);  2219 ‑ זָרָה (zaw‑raw');  5287 ‑ נָעַר (naw‑ar');  6327 ‑ פָּצַץ (poots);  6340 ‑ פָּזַר (paw‑zar');  6504 ‑ פָּרַד (paw‑rad');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -ιῶ LXX Job 39:15 :

scatter, disperse, Ion. word, Hecat. 366J. ( Pass. ); elsewh. only in later writers, LXX 2 Samuel 22:15, al., Str. 4.4.6, Ev.Matthew 12:30, Dsc. 4.134, Philum. Ven. 12.2; ἐσκορπισμέναι μύξαι CPHerm. 7ii 18 (iii A.D.) .

2. disintegrate, reduce to powder, Zos.Alch. p.177 B.

3. dissipate, τὸν πατρικὸν βίον Cat.Cod.Astr. 2.162 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκορπίζω; 1 aorist ἐσκορπισα; 1 aorist passive ἐσκορπίσθην; ((probably from the root, skarp, 'to cut asunder,' 'cut to pieces'; akin is σκορπίος; cf. Latinscalpere, scrobs, etc.; Fick 1:240; 3:811, etc.)); to scatter: λύκος σκορπίζει τά πρόβατα, John 10:12; μήν συνάγων μετ' ἐμοῦ σκορπίζει, Matthew 12:30; Luke 11:23 (this proverb is taken from a flock — to which the body of Christ's followers is likened (others regard the proverb as borrowed from agriculture); συνάγει τούς ἐσκορπισμενους τό ὄργανον (i. e. a trumpet), Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 1, 56 at the beginning); τινα, in the passive, of those who, routed or terror stricken or driven by some other impulse, fly in every direction: followed by εἰς with the accusative of place, John 16:32 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 516 (481)) (1 Macc. 6:54; φοβηθέντες ἐκορπισθησαν, Plutarch, Timol. 4; add, Josephus, Antiquities 6, 6, 3). equivalent to to scatter abroad (what others may collect for themselves), of one dispensing blessings liberally: 2 Corinthians 9:9 from Psalm 111:9 () (cf. Winers Grammar, 469 (437)). (According to Phrynichus the word was used by Hecataeus; it was also used — in addition to the writings already cited — by Strabo 4, p. 198; Lucian, asin. 32; Aelian v. h. 13, 45 (here διεσκορπίζω (edited by Hercher); λόγους (cf. Latinspargere rumores), Josephus, Antiquities 16, 1, 2); cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 218; (Winers Grammar, 22; 92 (87)); the Sept. for הֵפִיץ, 2 Samuel 22:15; Psalm 17:15 (). Attic writers say σκεδάννυμι.) (Compare: διασκορπίζομαι.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σκορπίζω ,

[in LXX for H6327 hi., etc.;]

in vernac. and in Ion, and late writers for σκεδάννυμι (v. MM, xxiii; Rutherford, NPhr., 295), to scatter: ὁ λύκος , John 10:12; ὁ μὴ συνάγων μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ σκορπίζει , Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23; pass., seq. εἰς , c. acc loc., John 16:32; of one who dispenses blessings, 2 Corinthians 9:9 (LXX) (of. δια -σκορπίζομαι ).†

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

For στόμα the ";mouth"; of a river or canal, cf. P Strass I. 55.9 (ii/A.D.) δίδομε ̣ν ̣ τοὺς ὑπογεγρα (μμένους) εἰς ἀφεσοφυλα ̣κ ̣ίαν ἀπὸ στώματο ̣[ς ] (l. στόματο ̣[ς ]) Ψι [[α ]]ναλ ( ) (";the canal Psinal( )";) ἕως κτήματος ἀμπελ (ικοῦ) Ἰσίου Λεοντᾶτος, and OGIS 90.25 (Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) τὰ στόματα τῶν ποταμῶν, ";the mouths of the canals.";

For στόμα in prepositional phrases see P Giss I. 36.12 (B.C. 161) αἱ τέτταρες λέγουσαι ἐξ ἑνὸς στόματος γρα (μματεῖ) Νεχούθει (with editor’s note and cf. Acts 22:14), and the common καθὼς καὶ ἐν στόματι ὑπηγόρευσα, as in P Mon I. 11.34 (A.D. 586). Στόμα πρὸς στόμα, as in 2 John 1:12, 3 John 1:14, occurs in the Berlin magic papyrus I.39, ed. Parthey in Abh. d. königl. Akad. d. Wissenschaften, Berlin, 1866, p. 121. The ";Hebraisms"; involved in such phrases are discussed by Moulton Proleg. p. 99 f.


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List of Word Forms
Εσκορπισεν εσκόρπισεν Ἐσκόρπισεν εσκορπισμένον σκορπιεί σκορπιείς σκορπιζει σκορπίζει σκορπιζόμεθα σκορπισθητε σκορπισθήτε σκορπισθῆτε σκορπιώ Eskorpisen Eskórpisen skorpisthete skorpisthête skorpisthēte skorpisthē̂te skorpizei skorpízei
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