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Strong's #118 - ἀθλέω

from athlos (a contest in the public lists)
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  1. to engage in a contest, contend in public games, contend for a prize
  2. to endure, suffer
Frequency Lists
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ASV (2)
2 Timothy 2
BSB (2)
2 Timothy 2
CSB (2)
2 Timothy 2
ESV (2)
2 Timothy 2
KJV (2)
2 Timothy 2
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
did not use
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LSB (5)
2 Timothy 5
N95 (3)
2 Timothy 3
NAS (5)
2 Timothy 3
NLT (1)
2 Timothy 2
WEB (2)
2 Timothy 2
YLT (2)
2 Timothy 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀθλ-έω, Ion. impf. ἀέθλεον Hdt. 1.67, 7.212: aor. ἤθλησα (v. infr.): pf. ἤθληκα Plu. Demetr. 5: Med., aor. ἐνηθλησάμην AP 7.117 (Zenod.): Pass., pf. κατήθλημαι Suid.: (ἆθλος, ἆθλον): commoner form of foreg., used by Hom. only in aor. part.,

I Λαομέδοντι.. ἀθλήσαντε having contended with him, Il. 7.453; πολλάπερ ἀθλήσαντα having gone through many struggles, 15.30; contend in battle, Hdt. 7.212; πρός τινα 1.67; ἀ. ἄθλους, ἀ. κατὰ τὴν ἀγωνίαν Pl. Ti. 19c and b, cf. Lg. 830a; ἤθλησα κινδυνεύματα have engaged in perilous struggles, S. OC 564; φαῦλον ἀθλήσας πόνον E. Supp. 317; ἀ. τῷ σώματι Aeschin. 2.147.

II to be an athlete, contend in games, Simon. 149, CIG 2810b (Aphrodisias).

III hold games, ἐπ' Ἀρχεμόρῳ B. 8.12.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀθλέω, (ῶ; (1 aorist subjunctive 3 person singular ἀθλήσῃ); (ἆθλος, a contest); to engage in a contest, contend in public games (e. g. Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian), with the poniard(?), gauntlet, quoit, in wrestling, running, or any other way: 2 Timothy 2:5; (often in classic authors who also use the form ἀθλεύω). (Compare: συναθλέω).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀθλέω , -

(in cl. also ἀθλεύω , <ἆθλος ,

a contest, in war or in sport), to contend in games, wrestle, combat: 2 Timothy 2:5.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
αθλη αθλή ἀθλῇ αθληση αθλήση ἀθλήσῃ athle athlē athlêi athlē̂i athlese athlēsē athlḗsei athlḗsēi
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