5500. cheirotoneó
Strong's Concordance
cheirotoneó: to vote by stretching out the hand, to appoint
Original Word: χειροτονέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: cheirotoneó
Phonetic Spelling: (khi-rot-on-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I choose by vote, appoint
Definition: I elect by show of hands, choose by vote, appoint.
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5500 xeirotonéō – properly, stretch out the hands to commission (send forth).

[5500 (xeirotonéō) literally means, "'I stretch out the hand,' thus expressing agreement with a motion, then, 'I elect by show of hands' [of popular vote]), 'I elect' " (Souter); properly, 'to vote by stretching out the hand' (practised in the assembly, so Athenian, Lucian, Plutarch)" (Abbott-Smith).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from cheir and teinó (to stretch)
Definition
to vote by stretching out the hand, to appoint
NASB Translation
appointed (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5500: χειροτονέω

χειροτονέω, χειροτόνω: 1 aorist participle χειροτονησας; 1 aorist passive preposition χειροτονηθείς; (from χειρότονος extending the hand, and this from χείρ and τείνω); from (Aristophanes), Xenophon, Plato, Isocrates down;

a. properly, to vote by stretching out the hand (cf. Xenophon, an. 3, 2, 33 ὅτῳ δοκεῖ ταῦτα, ἀνατεινάτω τήν χεῖρα. ἀνετειναν ἅπαντες).

b. to create or appoint by vote: τινα, one to have charge of some office or duty, passive, 2 Corinthians 8:19, and in the spurious subscriptions in ; Titus 3:15.

c. with the loss of the notion of extending the hand, to elect, appoint, create: τινα, Acts 14:23 (see examples from the Greek writings in Passow, under the word, p. 2440{a}; χειροτονεῖσθαι ὑπό Θεοῦ βασιλέα, Philo de praem. et poen. § 9; (βασιλέως ὕπαρχος ἐχειροτονειτο, de Josephus, § 41); Josephus, Antiquities 6, 4, 2; (7, 11, 1; of the choice of Jonah as high priest, 13, 2, 2; cf. Hatch in Dict. of Chris. Antiq., under the word, Ordination, p. 1501{b}; Harnack on 'Teaching' etc. 15, 1 [ET]).). (Compare: προχειροτονέω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
choose, ordain.

From a comparative of cheir and teino (to stretch); to be a hand-reacher or voter (by raising the hand), i.e. (generally) to select or appoint -- choose, ordain.

see GREEK cheir

Forms and Transliterations
χειροτονηθεις χειροτονηθείς χειροτονηθεὶς χειροτονησαντες χειροτονήσαντες χειροτονίαν χειρώσηται cheirotonesantes cheirotonēsantes cheirotonḗsantes cheirotonetheis cheirotonetheìs cheirotonētheis cheirotonētheìs
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2 Occurrences


χειροτονήσαντες — 1 Occ.
χειροτονηθεὶς — 1 Occ.

Acts 14:23 V-APA-NMP
GRK: χειροτονήσαντες δὲ αὐτοῖς
NAS: When they had appointed elders
KJV: And when they had ordained them elders
INT: having chosen moreover for them

2 Corinthians 8:19 V-APP-NMS
GRK: ἀλλὰ καὶ χειροτονηθεὶς ὑπὸ τῶν
NAS: [this], but he has also been appointed by the churches
KJV: who was also chosen of the churches
INT: but also having been chosen by the

2 Occurrences

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