4623. siópaó
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siópaó: to be silent
Original Word: σιωπάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: siópaó
Phonetic Spelling: (see-o-pah'-o)
Short Definition: I keep silence
Definition: I keep silence, am silent, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from siópé (silence)
to be silent
NASB Translation
become silent (1), hush (1), kept silent (4), quiet (2), silent (2).

STRONGS NT 4623: σιωπάω

σιωπάω, σιώπω; imperfect, 3 person singular ἐσιώπα, 3 person plural ἐσιώπων; future σιωπήσω (Luke 19:40 L T Tr WH); 1 aorist ἐσιώπησα; (σιωπή silence); from Homer down; to be silent, hold one's peace: properly, Matthew 20:31; Matthew 26:63; Mark 3:4; Mark 9:34; Mark 10:48; Mark 14:61; Luke 18:39 R G; ; Acts 18:9; used of one silent because dumb, Luke 1:20; 4 Macc. 10:18; likesileo in the Latin poets, used metaphorically of a calm, quiet sea ((in rhetorical command)): Mark 4:39. (Synonym: see ἡσυχάζω.)

be silent, hold peace.

From siope (silence, i.e. A hush; properly, muteness, i.e. Involuntary stillness, or inability to speak; and thus differing from sige, which is rather a voluntary refusal or indisposition to speak, although the terms are often used synonymously); to be dumb (but not deaf also, like kophos properly); figuratively, to be calm (as quiet water) -- dumb, (hold) peace.

see GREEK sige

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