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Strong's #5052 - τελεσφορέω

from a compound of (G5056) and (G5342)
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  1. to bring to (perfection or) maturity
    1. of fruits
    2. of pregnant women
    3. of animals bringing their young to maturity
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


bring fruit to perfection, Thphr. HP 8.7.6, Luke 8:14 : Pass., τελεσφορουμένων καρπῶν D.S. 2.36.

2. of young women, bear perfect offspring, Artem. 1.16; τ. καὶ μὴ ἀποβάλλειν τὸ ἔμβρυον Dsc. Eup. 2.97: Pass., of the offspring, Corn. ND 34, Sor. 1.41, Jul. Or. 7.220c.

3. generally, bring to a head, ἔαρ ἐς κορυφὴν τ. [νοῦσον ] Aret. SD 1.16, cf. Phld. Lib. p.31 O.: Pass., to be brought to perfection, Longin. 14.3.

II pay toll or custom, X. Vect. 3.5. III to be a τελεσφόφος (111.2), GDI 4837 (Cyrene), in form -φορέντες, cf. Africa Italiana 2.130, 153 (ibid.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

τελεσφορέω, τελεσφόρω; (τελεσφόρος, from τέλος and φέρω); to bring to (perfection or) maturity (namely, καρπούς): Luke 8:14. (Used alike of fruits, and of pregnant women and animals bringing their young to maturity; 4 Macc. 13:19; Theophrastus, Geoponica, Philo, Diodorus, Josephus, others; (Psalm 64:10 () Symm.).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** τελεσφορέω , -

(< τέλος , φέρω ),

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 13:20*;]

(a) of plants, to bring fruit to perfection (Theophr.): Luke 8:14;

(b) of females, to bear perfect offspring (Artemid.; 4Mac, l.c.).†

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

";of three stories"; (Acts 20:9). To the i/A.D. warrant for this word in P Oxy I. 99.5 (A.D. 55) μέρος ἥμισυ τῆς ὑπαρχούσης αὐτῷ μητρικῆς οἰκία [ς ] τριστέγου, ";one half of a three-storeyed house inherited from his mother"; (cf. .15), and ib. VIII. 1105.9 (A.D. 81–96) μερῶν τριῶν ἀπὸ μερῶν πέντε οἰκίας τριστέκου (l. τριστέγου), ";three-fifths of a three-storeyed house"; (Ed.) : add ib. I. 75.18 (A.D. 129) and from A.D. 212, P Lond 1164 (e).7 (= III. p. 160) οἰκίας τριστέγου, This last papyrus shows us the corresponding forms δίστεγος and μονόστεγος.


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List of Word Forms
τελεσφορούσι τελεσφορουσιν τελεσφοροῦσιν τελεταί τελετάς τελευταία τελευταίοις telesphorousin telesphoroûsin
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