Launch - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G321, anago ]
to bring up" (ana, "up," ago, "to lead"), is used in the Middle Voice as a nautical term signifying "to put to sea;" it is translated "launch forth" in Luke 8:22; "set sail" in Acts 13:13, RV (AV, "loosed"); similarly in Acts 16:11; in Acts 18:21, for AV, "sailed;" similarly in Acts 20:3, Acts 20:13; in Acts 21:1, RV, "set sail," (AV, "launched"), and in Acts 21:2, for AV, "set forth;" in Acts 27:2, Acts 27:4 the RV has the verb "to put to sea," for AV "to launch;" in Acts 27:12 for AV, "depart;" in Acts 27:21, RV, "set sail" (AV, "loosed"); in Acts 28:10-Acts 28:11, "sailed" and "set sail" (AV, "departed"). See BRING, DEPART, LEAD, LOOSE, OFFER, PUT, SAIL, SET.

[ 2,,G1877, epanago ]
"to lead up upon" (epi, "upon," and No. 1), is used as a nautical term with ploion, "a ship," understood, denoting "to put out to sea," translated in Luke 5:3, "put out," RV (AV, "thrust out"); in Luke 5:4, for AV, "launch." For the non-nautical significance "to return," See Matthew 21:18. See PUT, RETURN, THRUST. In the Sept., Zechariah 4:12, "that communicate with (the golden oil vessels)."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words