Drown - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1036, buthizo ]
to plunge into the deep, to sink" (buthos, "bottom, the deep, the sea"), akin to bathos, "depth," and abussos, "bottomless," and Eng., "bath," is used in Luke 5:7 of the "sinking" of a boat; metaphorically in 1 Timothy 6:9, of the effect of foolish and hurtful lusts, which "drown men in destruction and perdition." See SINK.

[ 2,,G2666, katapino ]
lit., "to drink down" (pino, "to drink," prefixed by kata, "down"), signifies "to swallow up" (RV, in Hebrews 11:29, for AV, "were drowned"). It is elsewhere translated by the verb "to swallow, or swallow up," except in 1 Peter 5:8, "devour." See DEVOUR, No. 3, SWALLOW.

[ 3,,G2670, katapontizo ]
"to throw into the sea" (kata, "down," pontos, "the open sea"), in the Passive Voice, "to be sunk in, to be drowned," is translated "were drowned," in Matthew 18:6, AV (RV, "should be sunk"); elsewhere in Matthew 14:30, "(beginning) to sink." See SINK.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words