1934. epizéteó
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epizéteó: to inquire for
Original Word: ἐπιζητέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: epizéteó
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-eed-zay-teh'-o)
Short Definition: I seek after, desire, search for
Definition: I seek after, desire, search for, make inquiries about.

HELPS word-Studies

1934 epizētéō (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" intensifying 2212 /zētéō, "seek," see there) – properly, seeking that follows through on the personal objective of the seeker (note the force of the prefix, epi).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and zéteó
to inquire for
NASB Translation
craves (1), eagerly seek (2), searched (1), searching (1), seek (2), seeking (3), seeks after (1), sought (1), want (1).

STRONGS NT 1934: ἐπιζητέω

ἐπιζητέω, ἐπιζητῶ; imperfect ἐπεζήτουν; 1 aorist ἐπεζήτησα; from Herodotus down; the Sept. for דָּרַשׁ and in 1 Samuel 20:1; Ecclesiastes 7:29 (28) for בִּקֵּשׁ; to inquire for, seek for, search for, seek diligently (German herbeisuchen (the επι( seems to be directive rather than intensive)): τινα, Luke 4:42 (for Rec. ἐζήτουν); Acts 12:19; equivalent to to desire, wish for, crave: τί, Matthew 6:32; Luke 12:30; Romans 11:7; Philippians 4:17; Hebrews 11:14; Hebrews 13:14; περί τίνος, Acts 19:39 (R G T) (but if your inquiry or desire has reference to other matters); with the infinitive, Acts 13:7 (as in Polybius 3, 57, 7; Diodorus 19, 8); equivalent to to demand, clamor for: σημεῖον, Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4; Mark 8:12 R G; Luke 11:29 (where T Tr WH ζητεῖ (as L T Tr WH in Mark, the passage cited)).

desire, enquire, seek after.

From epi and zeteo; to search (inquire) for; intensively, to demand, to crave -- desire, enquire, seek (after, for).

see GREEK epi

see GREEK zeteo

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