The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2638 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
katalambavnwfrom (2596) and (2983)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
kat-al-am-ban'-o Verb
  1. to lay hold of
    1. to lay hold of so as to make one's own, to obtain, attain to, to make one's own, to take into one's self, appropriate
    2. to seize upon, take possession of
      1. of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one
      2. in a good sense, of Christ by his holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it
    3. to detect, catch
    4. to lay hold of with the mind
      1. to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend
King James Word Usage - Total: 15
take 3, apprehend 3, comprehend 2, come upon 1, attain 1, find 1, overtake 1, obtain 1
KJV Verse Count
1 Corinthians1
1 Thessalonians1

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Katalambano". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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