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Entry for Strong's #2013 - ἐπιτυγχάνω

Word Origin
from (1909) and (5177)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to light or hit upon any person or thing
  2. to attain to, obtain
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2760 ‑ חָרַךְ (khaw‑rak');  6743 ‑ צָלֵחַ (tsaw‑lakh', tsaw‑lay'‑akh);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (5) HCS (5)
Romans 1
Hebrews 2
James 1
Romans 1
Hebrews 2
James 1
Romans 2
Hebrews 2
James 1
V-2AAI-3P 1
V-2AAI-3S 3
V-2AAN 1
V-2AAI-3P 1
V-2AAI-3S 3
V-2AAN 1
V-2AAI-3P 1
V-2AAI-3S 3
V-2AAN 1
V-2AAI-3P 1
V-2AAI-3S 3
V-2AAN 2

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἐπιτυγχάνω: 2aorist ἐπέτυχον;

1. to light or hit upon any person or thing ( Aristophanes, Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato).

2. to attain to, obtain: James 4:2; with the genitive of thing, Hebrews 6:15; Hebrews 11:33; with the accusative of thing: τοῦτο, Romans 11:7 (where Rec. τούτου). Cf. Matthiae, § 328; ( Winer's Grammar, 200 (188)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπι -τυγχάνω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 39:2 (H6743 hi.), Proverbs 12:27 (H2760)*;]

1. to light upon.

2. to obtain, attain to: James 4:2, c. gen. rei (as in cl.), Hebrews 6:15; Hebrews 11:33; c. acc (late Gk.), Romans 11:7 (Rec. τούτου ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Hort on James 4:2 states that ";ἐπιτυγχάνω does not properly mean to ‘obtain,’ i.e. get possession, but to ‘attain,’ i.e. either fall in with or hit the mark, and is specially used absolutely of being successful."; Of this meaning we have a good ex. in P Tebt II. 314.10 (ii/A.D.) τῆς δὲ τῶν φίλων σπουδῆς τυχόντος ἐπετύχαμ ̣ε ̣ν ̣, ";by means of the good offices of our friends we achieved it"; (Edd.) : cf. BGU I. 332.6 (ii/iii A.D.) εὐχομένη ἡμᾶς ὑγιαίνοντες (l. τας) ἀπολαβεῖν, ὡς εὔχομαι ἐπιτετευχότας (cf. Hebrews 8:6 אcB, Deissmann BS p. 190). For the absolute use see also P Oxy I. 72.7 (A.D. 90) ἀπογράφομαι Μάρκῳ Πουρκίῳ ἐπιτυγχάνοντι ἀπόντι, ";I register for M. P. who happens to be away."; For the constr. with the gen., as in Hebrews 6:15; Hebrews 11:33, cf. BGU I. 113.8 (A.D. 143) ἐπιτυχόντες. . . τῆς Ῥωμαίων πολειτίας, ib. II. 522.8 (ii/A.D.) αὐτὴ δέομαι, γυν [ ] χήρα καὶ ἀθοήτητος (l. ἀβοήθ —), ἐπιτ [υχε ]ι ̣̑ν τῆς αὐτῆς φιλανθρωπίας. With the acc., as in Romans 11:7, cf. P Par 29.26 (B.C. 161–0) ὑμῖν δὲ γίνοιτο πᾶν ὃ ἂν ἐπιβάλλησθ᾽ ἐπιτυγχάνειν, and with the dat., cf. P Oxy III. 474.33 (A.D. 184?) ἐπιτυγχάνων τοῖς ἀργυρικοῖς λόγοις, where the editors translate ";on examining the accounts of the money revenue."; The subst. = ";success"; appears in OGIS 678.2 (time of Hadrian) ὑπὲρ. . τῆς τῶν ὑπὸ αὐτοῦ ἐπιταγέντων ἔργων ἐπιτυχίας : cf. the adv. ib. 556.6 πρεσβεύσαντα ἐπιτυχῶς ὑπὲρ τῆς ἐλευθερίας. MGr ἐπιτυχαίνω, ";succeed,"; ";attain.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
επέτυχε επετυχεν επέτυχεν ἐπέτυχεν επετυχον επέτυχον ἐπέτυχον επιτεύξεται επιτυγχάνων επιτυχειν επιτυχείν ἐπιτυχεῖν epetuchen epetuchon epetychen epétychen epetychon epétychon epituchein epitychein epitycheîn

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