1246. diakatelegchomai
Strong's Concordance
diakatelegchomai: to confute completely
Original Word: διακατελέγχομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: diakatelegchomai
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak-at-el-eng'-khom-ahee)
Definition: to confute completely
Usage: I effectively (utterly) refute.
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1246 diakatelégxomai (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly"; 2596 /katá, "contrary to, down against"; and 1651/elenxō, "convict, proving what is wrong or shameful") – properly, "prove all the way through" (literally "back-and-forth" until finished); (figuratively) demonstrating an idea (thesis) is true by completely refuting what opposes it, i.e. to fully prevail in a debate by also putting down (2596 /katá) what is wrong (or wrongly opposes the truth, used only in Ac 18:28).

1246/diakatelégxomai ("powerfully confute") is an "intensive form of elenxō, 'to convict' (dia, 'through,' kata, 'down,' both intensive). Ac 18:28, implies that 'he met the opposing arguments in turn (dia), and brought them down to the ground (kata).' It carries also the thought that he brought home moral blame to them" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 122).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dia, kata and elegchó
to confute completely
NASB Translation
refuted (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1246: διακατελέγχομαι

διακατελέγχομαι: imperfect διακατηλεγχομην; to confute with rivalry and effort or in a contest (on this use of the preposition διά in compos. cf. Herm. ad Vig., p. 854; (others give it here the sense of completeness; see διά, C. 2)): with the dative of person (Winers Grammar, § 31, 1 f.; Buttmann, 177 (154)); not found except in Acts 18:28 (R. V. powerfully confuted).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Middle voice from dia and a compound of kata and elegcho; to prove downright, i.e. Confute -- convince.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK kata

see GREEK elegcho

Forms and Transliterations
διακατηλεγχετο διακατηλέγχετο διακενής διακένω διακλέπτεται διακλών διακομίσαντες διεκλέπτετο διεκόμισαν diakatelencheto diakateléncheto diakatēlencheto diakatēléncheto
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 18:28 V-IIM/P-3S
GRK: τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις διακατηλέγχετο δημοσίᾳ ἐπιδεικνὺς
NAS: for he powerfully refuted the Jews
KJV: he mightily convinced the Jews,
INT: the Jews he refuted publicly showing

Strong's Greek 1246
1 Occurrence

διακατηλέγχετο — 1 Occ.

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