Word Summary
apographō: to copy, enroll
Original Word: ἀπογράφω
Transliteration: apographō
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-og-raf'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to copy, enroll
Meaning: to copy, enroll
Strong's Concordance
tax, register, enroll

From apo and grapho; to write off (a copy or list), i.e. Enrol -- tax, write.

see GREEK apo

see GREEK grapho

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 583: ἀπογράφω

ἀπογράφω: middle (present infinitive ἀπογράφεσθαι); 1 aorist infinitive ἀπογράψασθαι; (perfect passive participle ἀπογεγραμμενος; from Herodotus down);

a. to write off, copy (from some pattern).

b. to enter in a register or records; specifically, to enter in the public records the names of men, their property and income, to enroll (cf. ἀπογραφή, b.); middle to have oneself registered, to enroll oneself (Winer's Grammar, § 38, 3): Luke 2:1, 3, 5; passive οἱ ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἀπογεγράμμενοι those whose names are inscribed in the heavenly register, Hebrews 12:23 (the reference is to the dead already received into the heavenly city, the figure being drawn from civil communities on earth, whose citizens are enrolled in a register).