1551. ekdechomai
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ekdechomai: to take or receive, by impl. to await, expect
Original Word: ἐκδέχομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ekdechomai
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-dekh'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I wait for, expect
Definition: I wait for, expect.

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1551 ekdéxomai (from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 1209/dexomai, "welcome") – properly, welcome from the heart, looking to the end-result of the waiting (literally, its "out-come," outcome).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and dechomai
to take or receive, by impl. to await, expect
NASB Translation
expect (1), looking (1), wait (1), waiting (3), waits (1).

STRONGS NT 1551: ἐκδέχομαι

ἐκδέχομαι; imperfect ἐξεδεχομην; (ἐκ from some person or quarter);

1. to receive, accept ((Homer), Aeschylus, Herodotus, and following).

2. to look for, expect, wait for, await: τί, John 5:3 R L; Hebrews 11:10; James 5:7; τινα, Acts 17:16; 1 Corinthians 16:11; ἀλλήλους ἐκδέχεσθε wait for one another, namely, until each shall have received his food, 1 Corinthians 11:33, cf. 1 Corinthians 11:21; followed by ἕως etc. Hebrews 10:13; (absolutely, 1 Peter 3:20 Rec., but see Tdf.s note at the passage). Rarely with this meaning in secular authors, as Sophocles Phil. 123; Apollod. 1, 9, 27 § 3; ἕως ἄν γένηται τί, Dionysius Halicarnassus 6, 67. (Compare: ἀπεκδέχομαι. Cf. δέχομαι, at the end.)

expect, look for, wait for.

From ek and dechomai; to accept from some source, i.e. (by implication) to await -- expect, look (tarry) for, wait (for).

see GREEK ek

see GREEK dechomai

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