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Strong's #616 - ἀποκυέω

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  1. to bring forth
    1. from the womb
    2. give birth to
  2. produce
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


bear young, bring forth, c. acc., Arist. Fr. 76, interpol. in D.H. 1.70, Plu. Sull. 37: abs., Luc. DMar. 10.1: metaph., ἡ ἁμαρτία ἀ. θάνατον Ephesians 1:15, cf. Ph. 1.214: Pass., of the child, Plu. Lyc. 3. Hdn. 1.5.5 (Pass. part. ἀποκυόμενα Ph. 2.202, 397).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποκυέω, ἀποκύω, or ἀποκύω (hence, 3 person singular present either ἀποκύει (so WH) or ἀποκύει, James 1:15; cf. Winers Grammar, 88 (84); Buttmann, 62 (54)); 1 aorist ἀπεκύησα; (κύω, or κυέῶ, to be pregnant; cf. ἔγκυος); to bring forth from the womb, give birth to: τινα, James 1:15; to produce, James 1:18. (4 Macc. 15:17; Dionysius Halicarnassus 1, 70; Plutarch, Lucian, Aelian, v. h. 5, 4; Herodian, 1, 5, 13 (5, Bekker edition); 1, 4, 2 (1, Bekker edition).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀπο -κυέω

(Rec. -κύω ), - (< ἀπό , κυέω or κύω , to be pregnant),

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 15:17 *;]

prop., "the medical word for birth as the close of pregnancy" (Hort, Ja., 26 f.). In κοιν , "an ordinary syn. of τίκτω , but definitely 'perfectivised' (M, Pr., 111 ff.; MM, s.v.) by the

ἀπό , and so implying safe delivery," to bring forth, give birth to: James 1:15; James 1:18.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

BGU II 665ii. 19 (i/A.D.) ἡτοιμάσθη αὐτῇ πάντα [π ]ρὸς [τ ]ὴν λοχ [ε ]ίαν αὐταρκῶς, ἐρωτῶσι δ [ ] καί, κυ ̣ρ ̣ι ̣ε ̣ (sc. πάτερ), [ ] μήτηρ [α ]ὐτοῦ, ὅπως ἀποκυή [σ ]ῃ ω [ . . . The word, accordingly, notwithstanding Hort’s attempt (on James 1:15) to apply it specially to cases of abnormal birth, would seem to have been an ordinary synonym of τίκτω, but definitely ";perfectivized"; by the ἀπό, and so implying delivery. For the simplex cf. Syll 797.5 (ii/B.C.) τὸ παιδάριον δ Ἀννύλα κύει, 802.8, 803.27.


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List of Word Forms
απεκυησεν απεκύησεν ἀπεκύησεν αποκυει αποκύει ἀποκυεῖ ἀποκύει apekuesen apekuēsen apekyesen apekyēsen apekýesen apekýēsen apokuei apokyei apokyeî