ekdechomai: to take or receive, by impl. to await, expectOriginal Word: ἐκδέχομαιPart of Speech:
I wait for, expectDefinition:
I wait for, expect.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
to take or receive, by impl. to await, expectNASB Translation
expect (1), looking (1), wait (1), waiting (3), waits (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1551: ἐκδέχομαιἐκδέχομαι
; 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.)<1>
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