, -ῶ, [in LXX chiefly for שׁאל;] to ask, request
: absol, Mat.7:7, Jas.1:6; with accusative of person(s), Mat.5:42, Luk.6:30; with accusative of thing(s), before ἀπό, Mat.20:20, 1Jn.5:15; id. before παρά, Act.3:2, Jas.1:5; with dupl. accusative Mat.7:9, Mrk.6:22, Jhn.16:23. Mid. (on the distinction bet. mid. and act, see M, Pr.
, 160): absol, Mrk.15:8, Jhn.16:26, Jas.4:3; with accusative of thing(s), Mat.14:7, Mrk.6:24, al; with accusative of person(s), Mat.27:20, Luk.23:25; with accusative of thing(s), before παρά, Act.9:2; with accusative and inf, Luk.23:23. with inf. Act.7:46, Eph.3:13 (cf. ἀπ, ἐξ, ἐπ, παρ, προσ- αιτέω). SYN.
: ἐρωτάω, which see, πυνθάνομαι. On the proper distinction between these words, see Tr, Syn.
, § xl, Thayer, see word αἰ. In late Gk, however, αἰ. and ἐ. seem to have become practically synonymous (cf. Act.3:2,3; see Field, Notes
, 101 f; M, Th.
, I, 4:1; M, Pr.
, 66.n; MM, VGT
, see word). (AS