3901. pararreó
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pararreó: to flow by, hence slip away
Original Word: παραρρέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: pararreó
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ar-hroo-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I am lost, perish, drift away
Definition: (lit: I flow past, glide past, hence) I am lost, perish, or merely: I drift away (fall away) from duty.

HELPS word-Studies

3901 pararrhyéō (from 3844 /pará, "from close-beside" and 4483 /rhéō, "to flow, drift") – properly, to float (flow) alongside, drifting past a destination because pushed along by current.

3901 /pararrhyéō ("drift away from") only occurs in Heb 2:1 where it refers to going spiritually adrift – "sinning by slipping away" (from God's anchor). 3901 /pararrhyéō ("gradually drift away") means to "lapse" into spiritual defeat, describing how we slowly move away from our moorings in Christ.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from para and rheó
to flow by, hence slip away
NASB Translation
drift away (1).

STRONGS NT 3901: παραρρέω

παραρρέω; (παρά and ῤέω); from Sophocles, Xenophon, and Plato down; to flow past (παραρρέον ὕδωρ, Isaiah 44:4), to glide by: μήποτε παραρρυῶμεν (2 aorist passive subjunctive; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. ii., p. 287; (Veitch, under the word ῤέω; WHs Appendix, p. 170); but L T Tr WH παραρυῶμεν; see Rho), lest we be carried past, pass by (R. V. drift away from them) (missing the thing), i. e. lest the salvation which the things heard show us how to obtain slip away from us, Hebrews 2:1. In Greek authors παρραρει μοι τί, a thing escapes me, Sophocles Philoct. 653; tropically, slips from my mind, Plato, legg. 6, p. 781 a.; in the sense of neglect, μή παρραρυης, τήρησον δέ ἐμήν βουλήν, Proverbs 3:21.

drift away

From para and the alternate of rheo; to flow by, i.e. (figuratively) carelessly pass (miss) -- let slip.

see GREEK para

see GREEK rheo

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