29. aggareuó
Strong's Concordance
aggareuó: to impress, compel
Original Word: ἀγγαρεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: aggareuó
Phonetic Spelling: (ang-ar-yew'-o)
Definition: to impress, compel
Usage: I impress (into my service), send (on an errand).
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Pers. origin, cf. iggerah
to impress, compel
NASB Translation
forces (1), pressed into service (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 29: ἀγγαρεύω

ἀγγαρεύω; future ἀγγαρεύσω; 1 aorist ἠγγάρευσα; to employ a courier, despatch a mounted messenger. A word of Persian origin (used by Menander, Sicyon. 4), but adopted also into Latin (Vulg.angariare). Ἄγγαροι were public couriers (tabellarii), stationed by appointment of the king of Persia at fixed localities, with horses ready for use, in order to transmit royal messages from one to another and so convey them the more speedily to their destination. See Herodotus 8, 98 (and Rawlinson's note); Xenophon, Cyril 8, 6, 17 (9); cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus under the word אִגֶרֶת; (B. D. under the word ; Vanicek, Fremdwörter under the word ἄγγαρος). These couriers had authority to press into their service, in case of need, horses, vessels, even men they met (cf. Josephus, Antiquities 13, 2, 3). Hence, ἀγγαρεύειν τινα denotes to compel one to go a journey, to hear a burden, or to perform any other service: Matthew 5:41 (ὅστις σε ἀγγαρεύσει μίλιον ἕν i. e. whoever shall compel thee to go one mile); Matthew 27:32 (ἠγγάρευσαν ἵνα ἄρῃ i. e. they forced him to carry), so Mark 15:21.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of foreign origin (compare 'iggra'); properly, to be a courier, i.e. (by implication) to press into public service -- compel (to go).

see HEBREW 'iggra'

Forms and Transliterations
αγγαρεύουσι αγγαρευουσιν ἀγγαρεύουσιν αγγαρευσει ἀγγαρεύσει ηγγαρευσαν ηγγάρευσαν ἠγγάρευσαν angareuousin angareúousin angareusei angareúsei engareusan engáreusan ēngareusan ēngáreusan
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:41 V-FIA-3S
GRK: ὅστις σε ἀγγαρεύσει μίλιον ἕν
NAS: Whoever forces you to go one mile,
KJV: shall compel thee to go a mile,
INT: whoever you will compel to go mile one

Matthew 27:32 V-AIA-3P
GRK: Σίμωνα τοῦτον ἠγγάρευσαν ἵνα ἄρῃ
NAS: whom they pressed into service to bear
KJV: by name: him they compelled to bear
INT: Simon him they compelled that he might carry

Mark 15:21 V-PIA-3P
GRK: καὶ ἀγγαρεύουσιν παράγοντά τινα
NAS: They pressed into service a passer-by
KJV: And they compel one Simon
INT: And they compel passing by one

Strong's Greek 29
3 Occurrences

ἀγγαρεύουσιν — 1 Occ.
ἀγγαρεύσει — 1 Occ.
ἠγγάρευσαν — 1 Occ.

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