1820. exaporeó
Strong's Concordance
exaporeó: to be utterly at a loss, be in despair
Original Word: ἐξαπορέομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: exaporeó
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ap-or-eh'-om-ahee)
Definition: to be utterly at a loss, be in despair
Usage: I am utterly without resource, am in despair.
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1820 eksaporéomai (from 1537 /ek, "out of" intensifying 639 /aporéō, "without exit, passageway") – properly, without passage (no way out); (figuratively) to lack adequate resources (solutions), leaving someone in "utter (complete) despair" (L & N, 1, 25.237).

1820 /eksaporéomai ("completely disoriented") emphasizes the end-impact of having no solution (no way out) – i.e. leaving a person "totally at a loss." 1820 (eksaporéomai) means "incurring dishonor or shame in the eyes of men. . . . Hence it does not spring out of a reverence for right in itself, but from fear of the knowledge and opinion of men" (WS, 175).

In sum, 1820 (eksaporéomai) relates to someone (apparently) "left in the straits" (with no way out) – i.e. in "extreme exposure," without a good alternative ("no exit strategy").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and aporeó
to be utterly at a loss, be in despair
NASB Translation
despaired (1), despairing (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1820: ἐξαπορέω

ἐξαπορέω and (so in the Bible) deponent passive ἐξαπορέομαι, ἐξαποροῦμαι; 1 aorist ἐξηπορήθην; "to be utterly at a loss, be utterly destitute of measures or resources, to renounce all hope, be in despair" (cf. ἐκ, VI. 6) (Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch, others): 2 Corinthians 4:8 (where it is distinguished from the simple ἀπορέομαι); τίνος of anything: τοῦ ζῆν, 2 Corinthians 1:8, on this genitive cf. Matthiae, ii., p. 828f (τοῦ ἀργυρίου, to be utterly in want of, Dionysius Halicarnassus 7, 18; active with the dative of respect, τοῖς λογισμοις, Polybius 1, 62, 1; once in the O. T. absolutely, Psalm 87:16 () 16).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Middle voice from ek and aporeo; to be utterly at a loss, i.e. Despond -- (in) despair.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK aporeo

Forms and Transliterations
εξαπορηθηναι εξαπορηθήναι ἐξαπορηθῆναι εξαπορουμενοι εξαπορούμενοι ἐξαπορούμενοι εξηπορήθην exaporethenai exaporethênai exaporēthēnai exaporēthē̂nai exaporoumenoi exaporoúmenoi
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Corinthians 1:8 V-ANP
GRK: ἐβαρήθημεν ὥστε ἐξαπορηθῆναι ἡμᾶς καὶ
NAS: so that we despaired even
KJV: that we despaired even
INT: we were burdened so as us to despair we even

2 Corinthians 4:8 V-PPM/P-NMP
GRK: ἀλλ' οὐκ ἐξαπορούμενοι
NAS: perplexed, but not despairing;
KJV: but not in despair;
INT: but not are despairing

Strong's Greek 1820
2 Occurrences

ἐξαπορηθῆναι — 1 Occ.
ἐξαπορούμενοι — 1 Occ.

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