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Strong's #483 - ἀντιλέγω

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  1. to speak against, gainsay, contradict
  2. to oppose one's self to one, decline to obey him, declare one's self against him, refuse to have anything to do with him
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5472 ‑ סוּג (soog);  7378 ‑ רוּב (reeb, roob);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (10)
Luke 2
John 1
Acts 4
Romans 1
Titus 2
NAS (10)
Luke 2
John 1
Acts 4
Romans 1
Titus 2
HCS (9)
Luke 2
John 1
Acts 3
Romans 1
Titus 2
BSB (11)
Luke 3
John 1
Acts 4
Romans 1
Titus 2
ESV (7)
Acts 4
Romans 1
Titus 2
WEB (9)
Luke 2
John 1
Acts 3
Romans 1
Titus 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Hdt., Com., and Att. Prose (cf. ἀνταγορεύω): fut. ἀντιλέξω E. Hipp. 993, Ar. Ra. 998, Lys. 8.10 (but the common fut. is ἀντερῶ): aor. ἀντέλεζα S. OT 409, Ar. Nu. 1040 (but the aor. commonly used is ἀντεῖπον): pf. ἀντείρηκα: fut. Pass. ἀντειρήσομαι: —

1. speak against, gainsay, contradict, τινί Th. 5.30, Pl. Smp. 216b, X. Mem. 4.6.13, etc.; περί τινος Th. 8.53, X. Mem. 4.4.8; ὑπὲρ τῶν δικαίων ib. 3.5.12; πρός τι 1.2.17; πρός πάντα τὰ δίκαια Ar. Nu. 888: often folld. by a dependent clause, ἀ. ὡς.. declare in opposition or answer that.., χρησμοῖσι οὐκ ἔχω ἀντιλέγειν ὡς οὐκ εἰσὶ ἀληθέες Hdt. 8.77, cf. Ar. Eq. 980, Th. 8.24, X. An. 2.3.25, etc.; οὐ τοῦτό γ' ἀντιλέγουσιν, ὡς οὐ.. Arist. Pol. 1287b23; also ἀ. ὑπέρ τινος ὡς.. Th. 8.45: so c. inf., ἀ. ποιήσειν ταῦτα, ἤν.. to reply that they will.., if.., Id. 1.28; ἀ. μὴ κτεῖναι Μυτιληναίους Id. 3.41; ἀ. τὸ μὴ οὐ ἀξιοῦσθαί τινα X. Cyr. 2.2.20.

2. c. acc. rei, ἴσ' ἀντιλέξαι S. OT 409; ἀ. τὸν ἐναντίον λόγον Lys. 8.11; μῦθον ἀ. τινί tell one tale in reply to another, Ar. Lys. 806; ἀντιλέγομεν πρᾶγμά τι Men. Epit. 8: Pass., to be disputed, questioned, X. HG 6.5.37; of a place, ὑπό τινος ἀντιλεγόμενον counter-claimed, ib. 3.2.30; ἀντιλέγεσθαι μικρὸν πρός τινα περί τινος D. 27.15; τὰ ἀντιλεγόμενα points in dispute, Aeschin. 2.44; πρὸς τὰ ἀντειρημένα κτλ., title of work by Chrysippus, Stoic. 2.8; τόπος ἀντιλλεγόμενος (sic) IG 5(2).443.15 (Megalopolis, ii B.C.): abs., -λέγεται περί τινος Str. 8.6.6; of the genuineness of literary works, to be disputed, Plu. 2.839c.

3. abs., speak in opposition, Hdt. 9.42, E. Hipp. 993, Ar. Ra. 1076, etc.; ὁ ἀντιλέγων the opponent, Pl. Prt. 335a; οἱ ἀντιλέγοντες Th. 8.53; λαὸς ἀπειθῶν καὶ -λέγων LXX Isaiah 65:2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀντιλέγω; (imperfect ἀντέλεγον); to speak against, gainsay, contradict; absolutely: Acts 13:45 (L Tr WH omit); Acts 28:19; Titus 1:9. τίνι, Acts 13:45. followed by μή and the accusative with an infinitive: Luke 20:27 (L marginal reading Tr WH λέγοντες) (as in Greek writings; see Passow (or Liddell and Scott), under the word; (Winers Grammar, § 65, 2b; Buttmann, 355 (305))). "to oppose oneself to one, decline to obey him, declare oneself against him, refuse to have anything to do with him" (cf. Winer's Grammar, 23 (22)): τίνι, John 19:12 (Lucian, dial. inferor. 30, 3); absolutely, Romans 10:21 (cf. Meyer); Titus 2:9 (Achilles Tatius (?) 5, 27). Passive, ἀντιλέγομαι I am disputed, assent or compliance is refused me, (Winer's Grammar, § 39, 1): Luke 2:34; Acts 28:22.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀντι -λέγω ,

[in LXX: Hosea 4:4 (H7378 hi.), Isaiah 50:5 (H5472 ni.) Isaiah 22:22; Isaiah 65:2, Sirach 4:25, 3 Maccabees 2:28, 4 Maccabees 4:7; 4 Maccabees 8:2 *;]

contradict, oppose, resist (v. Field, Notes, 106; MM, VGT, s.v.); absol.: Acts 28:19, Romans 10:21, Titus 1:9; Titus 2:9; c. dat., John 19:12, Acts 13:45; c. acc et inf., Luke 20:27 T; pass., Luke 2:34, Acts 28:22.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The strong sense of . in Romans 10:21, ";contradict,"; ";oppose"; may be illustrated by P Oxy VIII. 1148.5 ff. (i/A.D.) where an oracle is consulted as to whether it is better for a certain man and his wife μὴ συμφωνῆσαι νῦν τῷ πατρὶ α (ὐτοῦ) ἀλλὰ ἀντιλέγειν καὶ μὴ διδόναι γράμματα, ";not to agree now with his father, but to oppose him and make no contract"; (Ed.). A somewhat weaker usage appears in Syll 52331 (iii/B.C.) ἐὰν δὲ οἱ γραμματοδιδάσκαλοι ἀντιλέγωσιν πρὸς αὑτοὺς περὶ τοῦ πλήθους τῶν παίδων, ib. 540.48 (ii/B.C.), ἐὰν δὲ πρὸς αὑτοὺς ἀντιλέγωσιν οἱ ἐργῶναι περί τινος τῶν γεγραμμένων. Cf. also P Oxy I. 67.10 (a dispute regarding property, A.D. 338) ει᾽ πρὸς τὴν τῶν. . . οἰκοπ [ ]δ [ων ] ἀποκατάστασιν. . . οἱ ἐ [= αἰ ]τιαθ [έν ]τες ἀντιλέγοιεν, ";if the accused persons protest against the restoration of the estates"; (Edd.), ib. X. 1252 verso.87 (A.D. 288–95) ἀντιλέγοντες ἔρρωνται, ";persist in their refusal"; (Edd.), and ib. II. 237 v. 13 (petition of Dionysia, A.D. 186) ̣ ̣δὲ παρὼν ἀναγνωσθέντος τοῦ βιβλειδίου πρὸ βήματος ἐσιώπησεν, οὐδὲν ἀντειπεῖν δυνά [με ]νο [ς ] : so CPHerm 7 i. 15 (? ii/A.D.) εἰ δὲ θέλετε ἑτέραν γενέσθαι οὐκ ἀντιλέγω, οὐ γὰρ δύναμαι.


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List of Word Forms
αντειπειν ἀντειπεῖν αντελεγον αντέλεγον ἀντέλεγον αντιλεγει αντιλέγει ἀντιλέγει αντιλεγεται αντιλέγεται ἀντιλέγεται αντιλεγομενον αντιλεγόμενον ἀντιλεγόμενον αντιλεγόμενος αντιλεγοντα αντιλέγοντα ἀντιλέγοντα αντιλεγοντας αντιλέγοντας ἀντιλέγοντας αντιλέγοντες αντιλεγοντων αντιλεγόντων ἀντιλεγόντων αντιλέγω αντιλέγων αντιλήπτωρ anteipein anteipeîn antelegon antélegon antilegei antilégei antilegetai antilégetai antilegomenon antilegómenon antilegonta antilégonta antilegontas antilégontas antilegonton antilegontōn antilegónton antilegóntōn
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