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Strong's #650 - ἀποστερέω

from (G575) and stereo (to deprive)
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  1. to defraud, rob, despoil
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Strong #: 1639 ‑ גָּרַע (gaw‑rah');  4513 ‑ מָנַע (maw‑nah');  6231 ‑ עָשַׁק (aw‑shak');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀποστερ-έω· —

Pass., fut. -στερηθήσομαι Lys. 12.70, v.l. in D. 1.22; also -στερήσομαι E. HF 137 (lyr.), Th. 6.91, D. 24.210; ἀποστεροῦμαι And. 1.149: pf. ἀπεστέρημαι, etc.:


1. rob, despoil, defraud one of a thing, c. acc. pers. et gen. rei, χρημάτων ἀ. τινά Hdt. 5.92. έ; τὸν πατέρα τῆς τυραννίδος Ar. Av. 1605; τῆς ψυχῆς Antipho 4.1.6: c. acc. pers. et rei, μή μ' ἀποστερήσῃς ἡδονάν S. El. 1276 (lyr.), cf. Antipho 3.3.2, X. An. 7.6.9, Isa 8.43, etc.: abs., commit fraud, Ar. Nu. 487; ἀπεστερηκὼς ὑπ' ἀνάγκης being constrained to become a defaulter, Pl. Phdr. 241b; συνέστιον ὧν ἔκγονον ἢ ἀδελφὸν ἀπεστέρηκε γίγνεσθαι Id. Lg. 868d: Pass., to be robbed or deprived of, c. gen., Ἑλλάδος ἀπεστερημένος Hdt. 3.130; σοῦ τ' ἀπεστερημένη καὶ πατρός S. El. 813; ἡδονῶν Ar. Nu. 1072; ἁπάντων ἂν ἀπεστερήμην D. 21.106: c. acc., ἵππους ἀπεστέρηνται X. Cyr. 6.1.12, etc.: abs., εἰ δ' ἀπεστερήμεθα if we have been frustrated, S. Aj. 782.

2. ἀ. ἑαυτόν τινος detach, withdraw oneself from a person or thing, τῶν [ἀγαλμάτων].. ἀπεστέρησ' ἐμαυτόν Id. OT 1381; οὐκ ἀποστερῶν γε τῶν ἐς τὴν πόλιν ἑαυτὸν οὐδενός Antipho 5.78; ἄλλου ἑαυτὸν ἀ. Th. 1.40; ἀ. ἑαυτὸν τοῦ φρονεῖν Crobyl. 3; ἐκείνους.. ἀ. μὴ ἂν.. ἀποτειχίσαι deprive them of the power of walling off, Th. 7.6: reversely, ἀ. τὸν ἔλεον ἑαυτοῦ Plu. Aem. 26, cf. Dem. 4.

3. c.acc.pers., defraud, rob, Hdt. 7.155, Ar. Pl. 373, 1 Corinthians 6:7, etc.; θεούς Pl. Lg. 917d.

4. c. acc. rei only, filch away, S. Ph. 931; withhold, A. Pr. 777, S. OT 323, Ar. Nu. 1305; refuse payment of a debt, D. 21.44, etc.; refuse to give up, παρακατ αθήκην Arist. Rh. 1383b21; Ζεὺς ἀποστεροίη γάμον may he avert it, A. Supp. 1063 (lyr.).

5. τὸ σαφές μ' ἀποστερεῖ certainty fails me, E. Hel. 577.

II in Logic, draw a negative conclusion, Arist. APr. 44b23. (ἀποστέρω is f.l. in Isoc. 12.243.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποστερέω, ἀποστέρω; 1 aorist ἀπεστέρησα; (passive, present ἀποστεροῦμαι); perfect participle ἀπεστερημένος; to defraud, rob, despoil: absolutely, Mark 10:19; 1 Corinthians 6:8; ἀλλήλους to withhold themselves from one another, of those who mutually deny themselves cohabitation, 1 Corinthians 7:5. Middle to allow oneself to be defrauded (Winer's Grammar, § 38, 3): 1 Corinthians 6:7; τινα τίνος (as in Greek writings), to deprive one of a thing; passive ἀπεστερήμενοι τῆς ἀληθείας, 1 Timothy 6:5 (Winers Grammar, 196 (185); Buttmann, 158 (138)); τί to defraud of a thing, to withdraw or keep back a thing by fraud: passive μισθός ἀπεστερημένος, James 5:4 (T Tr WH ἀφυστερημενος, see ἀφυστερέω; (cf. also ἀπό, II. 2 d. bb., p. 59b)) (Deuteronomy 24:14 ((16) Alex.); Malachi 3:5).

STRONGS NT 650: ἀφυστερέω ἀφυστερέω, ἀφυστέρω: (a later Greek word);

1. to be behindhand, come too late (ἀπό so as to be far from, or to fail, a person or thing); used of persons not present at the right time: Polybius 22, 5, 2; Posidon. quoted in Athen. 4, 37 (i. e. 4, p. 151 e.); (others); ἀπό ἀγαθῆς ἡμέρας to fail (to make use of) a good day, to let the opportunity pass by, Sir. 14:14.

2. transitively, to cause to fail, to withdraw, take away from, defraud: τό μάννα σου οὐκ ἀφυστέρησας ἀπό στόματος αὐτῶν, Nehemiah 9:20 (for מָנַע to withhold); perfect passive participle ἀφυστερημενος (μισθός), James 5:4 T Tr WH after א B* (Rec. ἀπεστερημένος, see ἀποστερέω, also under the word ἀπό, II. 2 d. bb., p. 59{b}).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπο -στερέω , -

(< στερέω , to rob),

[in LXX: Exodus 21:10 (H1639), Deuteronomy 24:14 (H6231), Malachi 3:5, Sirach 4:1; Sirach 29:6-7; Sirach 31:21-22*;]

to defraud, deprive of, despoil (in cl. chiefly of the misappropriation of trust funds, Field, Notes, 33; cf. MM, s.v.): absol., Mark 10:19, 1 Corinthians 6:8; c. acc pers., 1 Corinthians 7:5. Mid., endure deprivation: 1 Corinthians 6:7 (WM, § 38, 3; but v. Bl., § 54, 5; M, Pr., 162); pass., ἀπεστερημένοι , bereft of: 1 Timothy 6:5.†

ἀφ -υστερέω , - ,

[in LXX: Nehemiah 9:20 (H4513), Sirach 14:14*;]

1. as in cl., to be late (Polyb., Sir, l.c.).

2. Trans., to keep back (Ne, i.e.; v. Mayor, Ja., 157 f.): pass., James 5:4 (MM, s.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
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