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Entry for Strong's #2510 - καθάπτω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to fit or fasten to, bind on
  2. to lay hold of, fasten on (hostilely)
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. κατ-,


1. fasten or fix on, put upon, καθῆψεν ὤμοις.. ἀμφίβληστρον S. Tr. 1051; κ. τι ἀμφί τινι E. Ion 1006; τι ἐπί τι X. Cyn. 6.9; τι εἴς τι Plb. 8.6.3; τι ἔκ τινος Plu. 2.647e; ἄγκυραν καθάψας having made it fast, Philem. 213.10; τὰ ὀστέα καθάπτει τὰ νεῦρα Arist. Spir. 483b31: Med., κισσὸν ἐπὶ κρατὶ καθάπτεσθαι Theoc. Ephesians 3:4 : Pass., βρόχῳ καθημμένος S. Ant. 1222, cf. Theoc. Adon. 11.

2. equip by fastening or hanging on, in Med., σκευῇ σῶμ' ἐμὸν καθάψομαι E. Rh. 202, cf. Revelation 9:19 (Arch.): Pass., νεβρίνῃ καθημμένος δορᾷ with a fawn-skin slung round him, S. Ichn. 219; καθημμένοι νεβρίδας Str. 15.1.71.

3. intr., attach itself, εἴς τι, πρός τι, Arist. HA 514b30, 515a3; later = 11.5, fasten upon, τῆς χειρός τινος Acts 28:3, cf. Poll. 1.164.


1. used by Hom. only in Med., καθάπτεσθαί τινα ἐπέεσσι, in good or bad sense, as, σὺ τόν γ' ἐπέεσσι καθάπτεσθαι μαλακοῖσι do thou accost him.., Il. 1.582; μαλακοῖσι καθαπτόμενος ἐπέεσσιν Od. 10.70; μειλιχίοις ἐπέεσσι κ. 24.393; but also ἀντιβίοις ἐπέεσσι καθαπτόμενος assailing.., 18.415, 20.323; χαλεποῖσι κ. ἐπέεσσι Hes. Op. 332: without a qualifying Adj., accost, assail, ἐπέεσσι καθάπτετο θοῦρον Ἄρηα Il. 15.127, cf. Od. 2.240; without ἐπέεσσι, γέροντα καθαπτόμενος προσέειπεν 2.39, cf. 20.22, Il. 16.421.

2. after Hom., c. gen., upbraid, Hdt. 6.69, Th. 6.16, Pl. Cri. 52a, X. HG 1.7.4: abs., Th. 6.82.

3. in military sense, attack, καθαψάμενοι τῆς οὐραγίας Plb. 1.19.14.

4. appeal to, θεῶν.. καταπτόμενος appealing to them, Hdt. 6.68; Δημαρήτου καὶ ἄλλων μαρτύρων Id. 8.65.

5. lay hold of, τυραννίδος Sol. 32.3; βρέφεος χείρεσσι Theoc. 17.65; τῆς θαλάσσης take to the sea, Philostr. VA 3.23: Act., καθάπτων τοῦ τραχήλου Arr. Epict. 3.20.10 (cf. 1.3).

6. to be sensitive in respect of, ψόφου Hp. Prorrh. 1.16.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καθάπτω: 1 aorist καθηψα;

1. to fit or fasten to, bind on.

2. to lay hold of, fasten on (hostilely): τῆς χειρός αὐτοῦ, Acts 28:3 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 257 (241)); τοῦ τραχήλου, Epictetus diss. 3, 20, 10. (In middle from Homer down (with the genitive from Herodotus on).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** καθ -άπτω ,

[in Sm.: *;]

1. to fasten on, put upon, c. acc

2. Act. for mid. (cf. Bl., § 53, 3), to lay hold of, attack: c. gen., χειρός , Acts 28:3.†

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

See s.v. ἔχιδνα and add Epict. iii. 20. 10 ὁ μὲν τοῦ τραχήλου καθάπτων.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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εκαθαριώθησαν καθηψε καθήψε καθῆψε καθῆψεν kathepsen kathêpsen kathēpsen kathē̂psen
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