4241. prepó
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prepó: to be fitting, proper, suitable
Original Word: πρέπω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: prepó
Phonetic Spelling: (prep'-o)
Short Definition: it becomes, is fitting to
Definition: it becomes, is fitting to, is right.

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4241 prépō (a primitive verb meaning "tower up," "be conspicuous," so Strong's Dictionary) – properly, stand out, be conspicuous, especially in a way that is suitable ("fitting").

4241 (prepō) refers to acting appropriately in a particular situation, i.e. as it is seemly to God and therefore "'conspicuous amongst others; hence eminent, distinguished. . . seemly fit'" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 55).

[This is also the meaning of this term in Homer, Odyssey 8:172.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to be fitting, proper, suitable
NASB Translation
fitting (4), proper (3).

STRONGS NT 4241: πρέπω

πρέπω; imperfect 3 person singular ἔπρεπε;

1. to stand out, to be conspicuous, to be eminent; so from Homer, Iliad 12, 104 down.

2. to be becoming, seemly, fit (from Pindar, Aeschylus, Herodotus down): πρέπει τίνι with a subject nominative, Hebrews 7:26 (Psalm 32:1 (); or πρέπει, which becometh, befitteth, 1 Timothy 2:10; Titus 2:1; impersonally, καθώς πρέπει τίνι, Ephesians 5:3; πρέπον ἐστιν followed by the infinitive, Matthew 3:15; Hebrews 2:10; followed by an accusative with the infinitive 1 Corinthians 11:13. On its construction cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) § 142, 2.


Apparently a primary verb; to tower up (be conspicuous), i.e. (by implication) to be suitable or proper (third person singular present indicative, often used impersonally, it is fit or right) -- become, comely.

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