Lectionary Calendar
Friday, July 19th, 2024
the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
We are taking food to Ukrainians still living near the front lines. You can help by getting your church involved.
Click to donate today!

Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #4037 - περιμένω

from (G4012) and (G3306)
Parts of Speech
Search for…
Browse by letter:
Prev Entry
Next Entry
  1. to wait for
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6960 ‑ קָוָה (kaw‑vaw');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (1)
Acts 1
BSB (1)
Acts 1
CSB (1)
Acts 1
ESV (1)
Acts 1
KJV (1)
Acts 1
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
LSB (1)
Acts 1
N95 (1)
Acts 1
NAS (1)
Acts 1
NLT (1)
Acts 1
WEB (1)
Acts 1
YLT (1)
Acts 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


wait for, await, c. acc. pers., Hdt. 4.89, Ar. Pl. 643, etc.; π. Τισσαφέρνην ἡμέρας πλείους ἢ εἴκοσι X. An. 2.4.1, etc.: c. acc. rei, π. ἐξ ἀγορᾶς ἰχθύδια Ar. Fr. 387.8; τοῦ καιροῦ μὴ περιμένοντός τι as the time could not wait for . ., Plu. Caes. 17 .

2. require, expect, σχολάζουσαν φιληκοΐαν Id. 2.172e .

3. endure, put up with, μακρὰ λέγοντας ἡμᾶς αὐτοὺς περιεμείναμεν Pl. Lg. 890e .

4. of events, await, be in store for, τίς με πότμος ἔτι π .; S. Ant. 1296 (lyr.); μὴ θύσαντας δεινὰ π . Pl. R. 365a; ἃ τελευτήσαντα ἑκάτερον π . ib. 614a .

II c. inf., οὐ περιμενοῦσιν ἄλλους σφᾶς διολέσαι will not wait for others to destroy them, ib. 375c; ἕκαστος [τῶν λόγων] π. ἀποτελεσθῆναι awaits its accomplishment, Id. Tht. 173c; μηδ' ἐφ' ἑαυτὸν [τὰ τοιαῦτα] ἐλθεῖν π . D. 21.220; π. τὰ λοιπὰ μαθεῖν D.H. 1.13 .

III abs., wait, stand still, Hdt. 7.58, Ar. Ec. 517, etc.; π. αὐτοῦ Id. Ach. 815; ὀλίγον χρόνον Pl. Ap. 38c; π. ἕως [ἂν] τὸν ὄχλον διωσώμεθα X. Cyr. 7.5.39; ἕως ἀνοιχθείη τὸ δεσμωτήριον Pl. Phd. 59d, cf. 116a; μέχρι τούτου, ἕως ἂν . . D. 9.10; ἄχρι ἂν . . X. An. 2.3.2; μέχρις ἄν . . Epict. Ench. 15 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

περιμένω; (περί further (cf. περί, III. 2)); to wait for: τί, Acts 1:4. (Genesis 49:18; Wis. 8:12; Aristophanes, Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato, Demosthenes, Josephus, Plutarch, others.)

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

περι -μένω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 49:18 (H6960 pi.), Wisdom of Solomon 8:12*;]

to wait for: c. acce., Acts 1:4.†

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

The original meaning ";fill,"; ";fill to the full"; (MGr πληρῶ) may be illustrated from the phrase in Syll 633 (= .3 1042).20 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐὰν δέ τις τράπεζαν πληρῶι τῶι θεῶι, λαμβανέτωι τὸ ἥμισ [υ. The meaning ";pay"; is very common (MGr πλερώνω)—e.g. P Hib I. 40.11 (B.C. 261) δραχμὴν μίαν οὐθείς σ ̣οι μ ̣η ̣̣ π ̣λ ̣η ̣ρ <ώσ >ηι, ";no one will pay so much as I drachma"; (Edd.), BGU IV. 1055.23 (B.C. 13) μέχρει τοῦ πληρωθῆναι τὸ δάν ̣ηο ̣ν ̣, P Oxy I. 114.3 (ii/iii A.D.) κεῖται πρὸς β ̄ μνᾶς · πεπλήρωκα τὸν τόκον μέχρι τοῦ Ἐπεὶφ πρὸς στατῆρα τῆς μνᾶς, ";it is pledged for two minae. I have paid the interest up to Epeiph, at the rate of a stater per mina"; (Edd.), P Grenf II. 77.4 (iii/iv A.D.) (= Selections, p. 120) ἐπλήρωσα [αὐ ]τὸν [το ]ὺς μισθοὺς τῆς παρακομιδῆς τοῦ σώματος, ";I paid him the costs of the carriage of the body";; P Oxy XII. 1489.5 (late iii/A.D.) ἐνοχλεῖς μοι ὅτι ὀϕ ̣είλεις Ἀγαθὸς (= ) Δαίμονι χαλκόν · πεπλήρωσ (= κ)α αὐτόν, ";you worry me about the money which you owe to Agathodaemon : I have paid him in full"; (Edd.), P Fay 135.9 (iv/A.D.) ἐπ ̣ι ̣σπούδασον πληρῶσαι ἵνα ἡ φιλία διαμίνῃ μ ̣ε ̣τ᾽ ἀλλήλων, ";make haste to pay, in order that we may remain on good terms with each other"; (Edd.), P Oxy VI. 902.16 (c. A.D. 465) ἐμοῦ ὡς προεῖπον ἑτοίμως ἔχοντος πληρῶσαι ὅσα ἐποφίλω αὐτῷ ἐγγράφως, ";since I am ready, as aforesaid, to discharge any debt secured in writing"; (Edd.), and Syll 737 (= .3 1109).48 (before A.D. 178) ἐὰν δὲ μὴ πληροῖ (sc. τὴν ὁρισθεῖσαν εἰς οἶνον φοράν). This usage may give us the clue to the translation of Philippians 4:18 ἀπέχω δὲ πάντα. . . πεπλήρωμαι, ";I have received payment,"; says Paul, ";my account is settled"; : see C. H. Dodd in Exp VIII. xv. p. 295, and cf. Moffatt, ";your debt to me is fully paid and more than paid!,"; and Goodspeed, ";you have paid me in full, and more too.";

The common NT use of πληρόω = ";accomplish"; a duty may be paralleled from P Lond 904.26 (A.D. 104) (= III. p. 125, Selections, p. 73) ἵνα. . τὴν συνήθη [οἰ ]κονομίαν τῆ [ς ἀπο ]γραφῆς πληρώσωσιν, ";in order that they may carry out the regular order of the census"; : cf. P Oxy XIV. 1669.8 (iii/A.D.) ἐνετειλάμην σοι ἐξετάσαι περὶ τοῦ συναγοραστικοῦ εἰ πληροῦται, ";I bade you to inquire about the purchased corn, whether the amount is being completed"; (Edd.). A Spartan inscr. in the Annual of the British School at Athens xii. p. 452, dated provisionally by H. J. W. Tillyard in i/A.D., has ὃς ἕξει καὶ τὴν τοῦ ξυστάρχου τειμήν, πληρῶν τὰ εἰθισμέν [α, ";discharging the usual offices"; : the editor cites CIG II. 2336 πληρώσαντα πᾶσαν ἀρχὴν καὶ λ [ε ]ιτουργίαν. In the calendar inscr. Priene 105.34 (c. B.C. 9) Providence is stated to have filled the Emperor Augustus with virtue for the benefit of mankind, ὃν εἰς εὐεργε [σίαν ἀνθρώπων ἐπλή ]ρωσεν ἀρετῆς (cf. Luke 2:40).

The use of the verb in connexion with time, which Grimm treats as a ";Hebraism,"; is found fully established in the Κοινή —P Lond 1168.10 (A.D. 18) (= III. p. 136) πληρωθέντος δὲ τοῦ χρόνου, P Oxy XIV. 1641.8 (A.D. 68) μέχρι τοῦ τὸν χρόνον πληρωθῆναι, and P Tebt II. 374.10 (A.D. 131 ὁ χρόνος τῆς μίσθώσεως ἐπληρό (= )θη εἰς τὸ διελη [λ ]υθὸς ιδ ̄ (ἔτος), ";the period of the lease expired in the past 14th year"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
περιμενειν περιμένειν περιμένων περίμετρον perimenein periménein
Ads FreeProfile