Word Summary
eaō: to let alone, leave
Original Word: ἐάω
Transliteration: eaō
Phonetic Spelling: (eh-ah'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to let alone, leave
Meaning: to let alone, leave
Strong's Concordance
permit, leave alone.

Of uncertain affinity; to let be, i.e. Permit or leave alone -- commit, leave, let (alone), suffer. See also ea.

see GREEK ea

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1439: ἐάω

ἐάω, ἕω; imperfect εἴων; future ἐάσω; 1 aorist εἴασα; from Homer down;

1. to allow, permit, let: followed by the infinitive, οὐκ ἄν εἴασε διορυγῆναι (T Tr WH διορυχθῆναι), Matthew 24:43; by the accusative of the person and the infinitive, Luke 4:41 (οὐκ εἴα αὐτά λαλεῖν); Acts 14:16; Acts 23:32; Acts 27:32; Acts 28:4; 1 Corinthians 10:13; by the accusative alone, when the infinitive is easily supplied from the context, οὐκ εἴασεν αὐτούς, namely, πορευθῆναι, Acts 16:7; οὐκ εἴων αὐτόν, namely, εἰσελθεῖν, Acts 19:30; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 476 (444)].

2. τινα, to suffer one to do what he wishes, not to restrain, to let alone: Revelation 2:20 Rec.; Acts 5:38 R G; ἐᾶτε namely, αὐτούς, is spoken by Christ to the apostles, meaning, 'do not resist them, let them alone,' (the following ἕως τούτου is to be separated from what precedes; (others connect the words closely, and render 'suffer them to go even to this extreme'; but cf. Meyer at the passage, Weiss edition)), Luke 22:51.

3. To give up, let go, leave: τάς ἀγκύρας ... εἴων εἰς τήν θάλασσαν, they let down into the sea (i. e., abandoned; cf. B. D. American edition, p. 3009{a} bottom), Acts 27:40. (Compare: προσεάω.)