1601. ekpipto
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ekpipto: I fall out, fall off, fall away, fade away, wither away
Original Word: ἐκπίπτω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ekpipto
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-pip'-to)
Short Definition: I fall out, fall off, fall away, fade away, wither away
Definition: I fall out, fall off, fall away; hence in nautical language: I fall off from the straight course; of flowers: I fade away, wither away; I fall from, lose, forfeit; I am cast ashore; I am fruitless.

STRONGS NT 1601: ἐκπίπτω

ἐκπίπτω; perfect ἐκπέπτωκα; 2 aorist ἐξέπεσον; 1 aorist ἐξέπεσα (Acts 12:7 L T Tr WH; Galatians 5:4; on this aorist see (πίπτω and) ἀπέρχομαι); (from Homer down); to fall out of, to fall down from;

1. properly: αἱ ἁλύσεις ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν (see ἐκ, I. 3 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 427 (398) and De verb. comp. etc. Part ii., p. 11)), Acts 12:7 (ἐκ τῆς θήκης, Isaiah 6:13; ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, Isaiah 14:12); absolutely: Mark 13:25 R G; Acts 27:32; James 1:11; 1 Peter 1:24; of navigators, ἐκπίπτειν εἰς (i. e. from a straight course) to fall off, i. e. be driven into (cf. Stallbaum on Plato's Phileb., p. 106f; others supply 'from deep water,' and render ἐκπίπτειν, to be cast away), Acts 27:17, 26, 29, in this last verse L T Tr] WH have adopted ἐκπίπτειν κατά; (often in Greek writings, as εἰς γῆν, Euripides, Hel. 409; εἰς τόν λιμένα, Thucydides 2, 92).

2. metaphorically,

a. τίνος (Winers Grammar, 427 (398), and De verb. comp. etc. as above), to fall from a thing, to lose it: τῆς χάριτος, Galatians 5:4; τοῦ ἰδίου στηριγμοῦ, 2 Peter 3:17 (τῆς πρός τόν δῆμον εὐνοίας, Plutarch, Tib. Gracch. 21; βασιλείας, Josephus, Antiquities 7, 9, 2; also with prepositions, ἐκ τῶν ἐοντων, Herodotus 3, 14; ἀπό τῶν ἐλπίδων, Thucydides 8, 81); πόθεν, Revelation 2:5 Rec. (ἐκεῖθεν, Aelian v. h. 4, 7).

b. absolutely, to perish; to fail (properly, to fall from a place which one cannot keep, fall from its position): ἀγάπη, 1 Corinthians 13:8 R G; to fall powerless, fall to the ground, be without effect: of the divine promise of salvation by Christ, Romans 9:6.

be cast, fail, fall away.

From ek and pipto; to drop away; specially, be driven out of one's course; figuratively, to lose, become inefficient -- be cast, fail, fall (away, off), take none effect.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK pipto

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