the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #118 - ἀθλέω
- to engage in a contest, contend in public games, contend for a prize
- to endure, suffer
ἀθλ-έω, Ion. impf. ἀέθλεον Hdt. 1.67, 7.212: aor. ἤθλησα (v. infr.): pf. ἤθληκα Plu. Demetr. 5: — Med., aor. ἐνηθλησάμην AP 7.117 (Zenod.): — Pass., pf. κατήθλημαι Suid.: (ἆθλος, ἆθλον): — commoner form of foreg., used by Hom. only in aor. part.,
I Λαομέδοντι.. ἀθλήσαντε having contended with him, Il. 7.453; πολλάπερ ἀθλήσαντα having gone through many struggles, 15.30; contend in battle, Hdt. 7.212; πρός τινα 1.67; ἀ. ἄθλους, ἀ. κατὰ τὴν ἀγωνίαν Pl. Ti. 19c and b, cf. Lg. 830a; ἤθλησα κινδυνεύματα have engaged in perilous struggles, S. OC 564; φαῦλον ἀθλήσας πόνον E. Supp. 317; ἀ. τῷ σώματι Aeschin. 2.147.
II to be an athlete, contend in games, Simon. 149, CIG 2810b (Aphrodisias).
III hold games, ἐπ' Ἀρχεμόρῳ B. 8.12.
ἀθλέω, (ῶ; (1 aorist subjunctive 3 person singular ἀθλήσῃ); (ἆθλος, a contest); to engage in a contest, contend in public games (e. g. Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian), with the poniard(?), gauntlet, quoit, in wrestling, running, or any other way: 2 Timothy 2:5; (often in classic authors who also use the form ἀθλεύω). (Compare: συναθλέω).
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* ἀθλέω , -ῶ
(in cl. also ἀθλεύω , <ἆθλος ,
a contest, in war or in sport), to contend in games, wrestle, combat: 2 Timothy 2:5.†
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