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Entry for Strong's #2701 - κατατρέχω

Word Origin
from (2596) and (5143)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to run down, hasten down
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4390 ‑ מָלָא (maw‑lay', maw‑law');  7291 ‑ רָדַף (raw‑daf');  7323 ‑ רוּץ (roots);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1
V-2AAI-3S 1
V-2AAI-3S 1
V-2AAI-3S 1
V-2AAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


aor. 1 inf. καταθρέξαι only in Hsch.: aor. 2 κατέδρᾰμον Ar. Ec. 961, etc.: pf. - δεδράμηκα [ᾰμ ] X. HG 4.7.6: Pass., aor. inf. καταδρᾰμηθῆναι Heph.Astr. 1.21:

I down, Ar.l.c.; ἀπὸ τῶν ἄκρων Hdt. 7.192; κάτω Id. 3156; ἐπὶ θάλατταν X. An. 7.1.20; ἐπί τινας Acts 21:32.

2. of seamen or passengers by sea, run to land, disembark, X. HG 5.1.12; εἰς ἐμπόρια Plb. 3.91.2: metaph., κ. ξένιον ἄστυ come to a haven in.., f.l. in Pi. N. 4.23.


1. trans., run down, inveigh against, τὴν Σπάρτην Pl. Lg. 806c, cf. Diog.Oen. 12, D.C. 50.2, etc.: more freq. c. gen., Phld. Vit. p.42 J., etc.; κ. τῶν μάντεων D.L. 2.135; τῶν συνόντων τοῖς δυνάσταις D.C. 61.10; τῆς μέθης Ath. 1.1c e; Ἀλκιβιάδου ὡς οἰνόφλυγος Id. 5.22o c, cf. A.D. Synt. 100.19; κατὰ τῆς βουλῆς, κατὰ τῆς μοναρχίας, D.C. 36.44, 66.13.

2. overrun, ravage, lay waste, τῆς Σαλαμῖνος τὰ πολλά Th. 2.94, cf. 8.92, Dionys. Com. 3.5, D.S. 2.44, Luc. Alex. 2, etc., oppress, τοὺς γεωργούς PTeb. 41.30 (ii B.C.).

3. run over, c. gen., κὰδ δ' ἄρα οἱ βλεφάρων βαρὺς ἔδραμεν ὕπνος Theoc. 22.204.

4. pursue, LXX Leviticus 26:37.

5. hurry, Plu. 2.512e.

6. slip down, of a bandage, Gal. 18(1).829.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατατρέχω: 2 aorist κατέδραμον; to run down, hasten down: ἐπί τινας, to quell a tumult, Acts 21:32. (Herodotus on.)

STRONGS NT 2701a: καταυγάζω [καταυγάζω: 1 aorist infinitive καταυγασαι; to beam down upon; to shine forth, shine brightly: 2 Corinthians 4:4 L marginal reading Tr marginal reading, where others αὐγάσαι which see; cf. φωτισμός, b.; (transitive, Wis. 17:5, etc.; intransitive, 1 Macc. 6:39; Heliodorus 5, 31).]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -τρέχω ,

[in LXX: Leviticus 26:37, Judges 1:6 (H7291), al.;]

to run down: seq. ἐπί , c. acc pers., Acts 21:32.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

A good ex. of this verb, which in the NT is confined to Acts 21:32 (cf. Hobart, p. 193), occurs in P Par 44.6 (B.C. 153) (= Witkowski Epp..2 p. 83) βλέπω Μενέδημον κατατρέχοντά με, where Witkowski renders κατατρέχω, ";persequor fugientem, impetum facio, aggredior, impugno."; Cf. also P Tebt I. 41.80 (c. B.C. 119) ὁ ἐγκαλούμενος Μαρρῆς πρὸς τῆ ̣[ι ] διασείσει κατατρέχει τοὺς γεωργούς, ";Marres the accused besides his extortions oppresses the cultivators."; For the more literal sense see BGU III. 935.8 (iii/iv A.D.) οἱ καταδραμόντες τοὺς τόπους, and the ii/B.C. inscr. Syll 241.5 καθ᾽ ὃν καιρὸν συνέβη Βοῦκριν καταδραμόντα τὴν χώραν καταγαγεῖν εἰς Κρήτην τῶν τε πολιτῶν πλείους κτλ.


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κατατρέχοντος κατατριβώσι κατατρύφησον κατατρυφήσουσιν κατατρώξη κατατύχωσι καταφερούς κατεδραμεν κατέδραμεν κατέδραμον κατετρίβη κατεφάνη katedramen katédramen
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