Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #380 - ἀναπτύσσω
- to unroll
- the books of the Hebrews were rolls fastened to [one or] two smooth rods and furnished with handles, so that they could be rolled up and unrolled
ἀνα-πτύσσω, pf. inf. Pass. ἀνεπτύχθαι E. El. 357: aor. Pass. ἀνεπτύχθην Hp. Judic. 3, but -επτύγην Int. 48: —
1. unfold the rollson which books were written, open for reading, ἀ. τὸ βιβλίον Hdt. 1.125, cf. 48; δέλτων ἀναπτύσσοιμι γῆρυν E. Fr. 370: also ἀ. πύλας, κύτος, undo, open, E. IT 1286, Ion 39; χλαμύδα Plu. Demetr. 42; even χεῖλος Opp. H. 3.247; ἀναπτύξασ χέρας with arms outspread, E. Hipp. 1190; σεισμοὶ -ξαντες τὴν ἁρμονίαν τῶν ὀρῶν Philostr. Im. 2.17: — Med., fold up, Arist. PA 664b27, al. cut open, of freshly killed animals, Pherecyd 97 J., Philum. Ven. 17.3, PMag.Leid.V. 10.1, etc. ruminate, chew, Opp. H. 1.137.
2. unfold, disclose, πᾶν ἀ. πάθος A. Pers. 254, 294; πάντ' ἀναπτύσσει χρόνος S. Fr. 301; ἀ. πρὸς φῶς Id. El. 639, cf. E. HF 1256; φρένα πρός τινα Id. Tr. 662: in later Prose, Porph. Antr. 4.
II as military term, τὴν φάλαγγα ἀ. fold back the phalanx, i.e. deepen it by countermarching from front to rear, X. Cyr. 7.5.3; conversely, τὸ κέρας ἀ. open out the wing, i.e. extend the line by countermarching from rear to front, X. An. 1.10.9, cf. Plu. Pel. 23, Arr. Tact. 9.5.
ἀνα -πτύσσω ,
[in LXX for H6566,etc.;]
to unroll: τ . βιβλίον , Luke 4:17 (WH, R, ἀνοίξας ).†
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