118. athleó
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athleó: to contend, wrestle
Original Word: ἀθλέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: athleó
Phonetic Spelling: (ath-leh'-o)
Short Definition: I compete
Definition: I engage, compete, in an (athletic) contest.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from athlos (a contest, struggle)
to contend, wrestle
NASB Translation
competes (1), competes as an athlete (1).

STRONGS NT 118: ἀθλέω

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).


From athlos (a contest in the public lists); to contend in the competitive games -- strive.

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