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Strong's #5530 - χράομαι

Root Word (Etymology)
middle voice of a primary verb (perhaps rather from (G5495), to handle)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to receive a loan
  2. borrow
  3. to take for one's use, to use
    1. to make use of a thing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 113 ‑ אָדֹן (aw‑done', aw‑done');  1167 ‑ בַּעַל (bah'‑al);  3190 ‑ יָטַב (yaw‑tab');  6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');  6743 ‑ צָלֵחַ (tsaw‑lakh', tsaw‑lay'‑akh);  7592 ‑ שָׁאֵל (shaw‑al', shaw‑ale');  
Frequency Lists
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KJV (12)
Acts 2
1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
NAS (10)
Acts 2
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 2
1 Timothy 2
CSB (11)
Acts 2
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
BSB (11)
Acts 2
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
ESV (8)
Acts 2
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 1
1 Timothy 2
WEB (11)
Acts 2
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 3
1 Timothy 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


χράομαι, v. χράω G5531 (B) C.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χράομαι. χρωμαι; imperfect 3 person plural ἐχρῶντο; 1 aorist ἐχρησάμην; perfect κέχρημαι (1 Corinthians 9:15 G L T Tr WH); from Homer down; (middle of χράω (thought to be allied by metathesis with χείρ (cf. Curtius, § 189)), 'to grant a loan', 'to lend' (but cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word; they regard the radical sense as 'to furnish what is needful'); hence)

1. properly, to receive a loan; to borrow.

2. to take for one's use; to use: τίνι (Winers Grammar, § 31, 1 i.), to make use of a thing, Acts 27:17; 1 Corinthians 9:12, 15; 1 Timothy 1:8; 1 Timothy 5:23; τῷ κόσμῳ, the good things of this world, 1 Corinthians 7:31 R G (see below); μᾶλλον χρῆσαι, namely, the opportunity of becoming free, 1 Corinthians 7:21 (where others, less fitly, supply τῷ κληθῆναι δοῦλον (see references under the word εἰ, III. 6 a.)). contrary to the regular usage of classical Greek with an accusative: τόν κόσμον, 1 Corinthians 7:31 L T Tr WH; see Meyer at the passage; Buttmann, § 133, 18; Winer's Grammar, as above; (also in Wis. 7:14 according to some manuscripts; (Liddell and Scott, give (Pseudo-) Aristotle, oecon. 2, 22, p. 1350{a}, 7)). with the dative of a virtue or vice describing the mode of thinking or acting: τῇ ἐλαφρίᾳ (R. V. 'shew fickleness'), 2 Corinthians 1:17; πολλή παρρησία, 2 Corinthians 3:12 (for numerous examples from Greek writings from Herodotus down, see Passow, ii., p. 2497b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. a.)). with adverbs (see Passow, ii., p. 2497{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, IV.)): ἀποτόμως, to deal sharply, use sharpness, 2 Corinthians 13:10. of the use of persons: τίνι, to bear oneself toward, to deal with, treat, one (often so in Greek writings; see Passow, ii., p. 2496{b}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, III. 1 and 2)), Acts 27:3.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χράομαι , χρῶμαι

(< χρή ),

[in LXX for H6213, etc.;]

to use, make use of: c. dat. (cf. M, Pr., 64, 158), Acts 27:17, 1 Corinthians 9:12; 1 Corinthians 9:15, 1 Timothy 1:8; 1 Timothy 5:23; μᾶλλον χρῆσαι (i.e. the opportunity; v. M, Pr., 247), 1 Corinthians 7:21; as sometimes in late writers (cf. M, Pr., 64; Lft., Notes, 233), c. acc, 1 Corinthians 7:31; of feelings, etc., to exercise, shew: 2 Corinthians 1:17; 2 Corinthians 3:12; c. adv., ἀποτόμως , to deal sharply, 2 Corinthians 13:10; c. dat. pers. (cl.), to treat, deal with, Acts 27:3.†

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
εχρησαμεθα εχρησάμεθα εχρησάμεθά ἐχρησάμεθα εχρησαμην εχρησάμην ἐχρησάμην έχρησαν εχρήσαντο έχρησας εχρήσατο εχρήσατό εχρωντο εχρώντο ἐχρῶντο κεχρημαι κέχρημαι κέχρηταί χράσθε χρησαι χρήσαι χρῆσαι χρησαμενος χρησάμενος χρήσασθαι χρησάσθω χρήσεται χρήσθαι χρησθή χρησθήσεται χρήσομαι χρήσόν χρήσονται χρησωμαι χρήσωμαι χρηται χρήται χρῆται χρω χρώ χρῶ χρωμεθα χρώμεθα χρωμενοι χρώμενοι χρωμένοις χρωμένους chresai chrêsai chrēsai chrē̂sai chresamenos chresámenos chrēsamenos chrēsámenos chresomai chrēsōmai chrḗsomai chrḗsōmai chretai chrêtai chrētai chrē̂tai chro chrô chrō chrō̂ chromenoi chrōmenoi chrṓmenoi chrometha chrōmetha chrṓmetha echresamen echresámen echrēsamēn echrēsámēn echresametha echresámetha echrēsametha echrēsámetha echronto echrônto echrōnto echrō̂nto kechremai kechrēmai kéchremai kéchrēmai
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