lagchanó: to obtain by lotOriginal Word: λαγχάνωPart of Speech:
I obtain by lot, cast lotsDefinition:
(a) I obtain (receive) by lot, my lot (turn) is, (b) I draw lots.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from a prim. root lach-Definition
to obtain by lotNASB Translation
cast lots (1), chosen by lot (1), received (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2975: λαγχάνωλαγχάνω
: 2 aorist ἔλαχον
1. to obtain by lot (from Homer down): with the genitive of the thing, Luke 1:9 (cf. Buttmann, 269 (231); Winers Grammar, 319 (299)); to receive by divine allotment, obtain: τί, Acts 1:17; 2 Peter 1:1; on the construction of this verb with the genitive and accusative of the thing, see Matthiae, § 328; Winers Grammar, 200 (188); (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 8).
2. to cast lots, determine by lot (Isocrates, p. 144 b.; Diodorus 4, 63 (cf. ps.-Demosthenes in middle, p. 510, 26)): περί τίνος, John 19:24.<1>
his lot be, cast lots, obtain.
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is only used as an alternate in certain tenses; to lot, i.e. Determine (by implication, receive) especially by lot -- his lot be, cast lots, obtain.