corner graphic

Bible Lexicons

Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2185 - ἐφικνέομαι

Word Origin
from (1909) and a cognate of (2240)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to come to
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
2 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 2
V-2ADN 1
V-2ADN 1
V-2ADN 1
V-2ADN 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. ἐπ -, fut. ἐφίξυμαι Xenoph. 6.3: aor. 2 ἐφῑκόμην, - ῐκόμην Il. 13.613: pf. ἐφῖγμαι D. 25.101:


1. reach at, aim at, c. gen., of two combatants, ἅμα δ' ἀλλήλων ἐφίκοντο Il. 13.613; simply, reach or hit with a stick, εὐ μάλα μου ἐφικέσθαι πειράσεται Pl. Hp.Ma. 292a; ὅσων ἂν ἐφικέσθαι δυνηθῶσιν Isoc. 12.227; ἐφῖκται πάντων ἡ τούτου κακοπραγμοσύνη D. 25.101, cf. Plu. 2.267c, etc.; σφενδόνῃ οὐκ ἂν ἐφικοίμην αὐτόσε Antiph. 55.20; τὰ βέλη ἐ. ἄχρι πρὸς τὸν σκοπόν Luc. Nigr. 36.

2. reach, extend, ὅσον ὁ ἥλιος ἐ. Thphr. HP 1. 7.1, etc.; ἐφ' ὅσον ἀνθρώπων μνήμη ἐ. X. Cyr. 5.5.8; ἐ. ἐπὶ τοσαύτην γῆν τῷ ἀφ' ἑαυτοῦ φόβῳ to reach by the terror of his name over.., ib. 1.1.5; ἐ. ἐς τὸ λεπτότατον to reach to the smallest matter, Luc. JConf. 19; ὅπου μὴ ἐ. ἡ λεοντῆ, προσραπτέον.. τὴν ἀλωπεκῆν Plu. 2.190e; c. part., ἐ. φθεγγόμενον Id. TG 18; ἐ. βλέποντα μέχρι τινός D.Chr. 62.1.

3. metaph., hit, touch the right points, ἐ. ἐξαριθμούμενος Plb. 1.57.3; τὰ ἄλλα λέγων ἐπίκεο ἀληθέστατα Hdt. 7.9.

4. reach, attain to, τῆς ἀρετῆς Isoc. 1.5; ἀνδραγαθίας Aeschin. 3.189; τοῦ τριηραρχεῖν D. 20.28, cf. 122; τῷ λόγῳ τῶν ἐκεῖ κακῶν Id. 19.65: c. inf., ἐ. τῷ λόγῳ διελθεῖν to be able to.., Plu. 2.338c, cf. Plb. 1.4.11, Inscr.Prien. 105.47 (i B. C.): abs., succeed in one's projects, App. Mith. 102; of a poison, reach a vital part, take effect, ib. 111.

II c. acc., to come upon, like ἐφικάνω, εἴ σε μοῖρ' ἐφίκοιτο Pi. I. 5(4).15: c. dupl. acc., ἐπικέσθαι μάστιγι πληγὰς τὸν Ἑλλήσποντον to visit it with blows, Hdt. 7.35.

III c. acc., befit, be suitable to (cf. ἱκνέομαι 111), Hp. Fract. 17.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐφικνέομαι, ἐφικνοῦμαι; 2 aorist infinitive ἐφικέσθαι; (from Homer down); to come to: ἄχρι with the genitive of person 2 Corinthians 10:13; to reach: εἰς τινα, 2 Corinthians 10:14.

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

** ἐφ -ικνέομαι , -οῦμαι ,

[in LXX: Sirach 43:27; Sirach 43:30 R (ἀφικ - ABא )*;]

to come to, to reach: seq. ἄχρι , 2 Corinthians 10:13; εἰς , 2 Corinthians 10:14.†

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
εφικεσθαι εφικέσθαι ἐφικέσθαι εφικνουμενοι εφικνούμενοι ἐφικνούμενοι ephikesthai ephikésthai ephiknoumenoi ephiknoúmenoi
Search for…
Choose a letter to browse:
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology