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Strong's #503 - ἀντοφθαλμέω

from a compound of (G473) and (G3788)
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  1. to look against or straight at
  2. metaph. to bear up against, withstand
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


look in the face, meet face to face, ἀ. κατὰ πρόσωπον Plb. 18.46.12: hence, defy, withstand, τινί and πρός τινα, Id. 1.17.3, 2.24.1, etc., cf. LXX Wi. 12.14; ἀ τῷ ἀνέμῳ, of a ship, Acts 27:15; πάθεσι Longin. 34.4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀντοφθαλμέω, ἀντοφθάλμω; (ἀντοφθαλμος looking in the eye)

1. properly, to look against or straight at.

2. metaphorically, to bear up against, withstand: τῷ ἀνέμῳ, of a ship, (cf. our 'look the wind in the eye,' 'face' (R. V.) the wind): Acts 27:15. (Wis. 12:14; often in Polybius; in ecclesiastical writings.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἀντοφθαλμέω , -

(ἀντί , ὀφθαλμός ),

[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 12:14 *;] to look in the face, look straight at (Polyb.). Metaph., to face, withstand (Wis, l.c., Polyb.): c. dat., . τ . ἀνέμῳ , as nautical term, to beat up against the wind (v. DB, ext., 366 f.; MM, VGT, s.v.): Acts 27:15.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";Verbum elegantius = resistere,"; so Blass on Acts 6:11, where the word is found in his ";β -text,"; μὴ δυνάμενοι οὗν ἀντοφθαλμεῖν (ἀντιλέγειν) τῇ ἀληθείᾳ : cf. the Polybian passage cited by Schweighäuser (with a wrong reference) in Lex Polyb. s.v., μὴ δύνασθαι τοῖς χρήμασιν ἀντοφθαλμεῖν. In the ordinary text of the NT . occurs only in Acts 27:15 of a vessel’s not being able to ";face"; the wind : cf. Wisdom of Solomon 12:14, of a king or prince who cannot ";look God in the face"; (ἀντοφθαλμῆσαί σοι), and Apoc. Baruch 7 (p. 89, ed. James) οὗ τὴν θέαν οὐκ ἠδυνήθημεν ἀντοφθαλμῆσαι καὶ ἰδεῖν. For a similar usage see Barnab. 5:10, and cf. Clem. Rom. 34 of an idle workman—ὁ νωθρὸς καὶ παρειμένος οὐκ ἀντοφθαλμεῖ τῷ ἐργοπαρέκτῃ αὐτοῦ, ";does not look his employer in the face.";

The word was read in the printed text of P Par 63.43, but is removed by Mahaffy (P Petr III. p. 23), who reads ἀντ᾽ ὀφθαλμ [ ]ν [θεμένου ]ς, ";keeping it before your eyes."; The parallel compound [π ]οφθαλμήσασα occurs in P Théad 19.9 (iv/A.D.) ";ayant jeté un œil d’envie sur le troupeau"; (Ed.).


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.
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αντοφθαλμειν αντοφθαλμείν ἀντοφθαλμεῖν άντρον antophthalmein antophthalmeîn
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