diatéreó: to keep carefullyOriginal Word: διατηρέωPart of Speech:
I keep safe, hold fastDefinition:
I keep safe, hold fast.
1301 diatēréō (from 1223 /diá, "through, thoroughly," intensifying 5083 /tēréō, "guard") – properly, thoroughly keep (very carefully) to ensure final safety (staying intact for "successful final delivery").
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to keep carefullyNASB Translation
keep...free (1), treasured (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1301: διατηρέωδιατηρέω
; 3 person singular imperfect διετήρει
; to keep continually
, C. 2): Luke 2:51
); ἐμαυτόν ἐκ τίνος
(cf. τηρεῖν ἐκ τίνος
, John 17:15
), to keep oneself (pure) from a thing, Acts 15:29
; ἀπό τίνος
followed by מִן
, Psalm 11:8<10> (). (Plato, Demosthenes, Polybius, others.)<1>
From dia and tereo; to watch thoroughly, i.e. (positively and transitively) to observe strictly, or (negatively and reflexively) to avoid wholly -- keep.
see GREEK dia
see GREEK tereo