athleó: to contend, wrestleOriginal Word: ἀθλέωPart of Speech:
I engage, compete, in an (athletic) contest.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from athlos (a contest, struggle)Definition
to contend, wrestleNASB Translation
competes (1), competes as an athlete (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 118: ἀθλέωἀθλέω
; (1 aorist subjunctive 3 person singular ἀθλήσῃ
, 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
From athlos (a contest in the public lists); to contend in the competitive games -- strive.