2013. epitugchanó
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epitugchanó: to light upon, i.e. to obtain
Original Word: ἐπιτυγχάνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: epitugchanó
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-toong-khan'-o)
Short Definition: I attain, obtain, acquire
Definition: I attain, obtain, acquire.

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2013 epitygxánō (from 1909 /epí, "suitably on," which intensifies 5177/tygxanō, "hit a mark, reach a point") – properly, obtain by "lighting upon" (falling in line with), happening upon; attain to, because at the right point to "suitably obtain."

["The simple (root) verb 5177 (tygxánō) originally means 'to hit the mark'; hence, 'to fall in with, light upon, attain' " (WS, 724).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and tugchanó
to light upon, i.e. to obtain
NASB Translation
obtain (1), obtained (4).

STRONGS NT 2013: ἐπιτυγχάνω

ἐπιτυγχάνω: 2 aorist ἐπέτυχον;

1. to light or hit upon any person or thing (Aristophanes, Thucydides, Xenophon, Plato).

2. to attain to, obtain: James 4:2; with the genitive of thing, Hebrews 6:15; Hebrews 11:33; with the accusative of thing: τοῦτο, Romans 11:7 (where Rec. τούτου). Cf. Matthiae, § 328; (Winer's Grammar, 200 (188)).


From epi and tugchano; to chance upon, i.e. (by implication) to attain -- obtain.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK tugchano

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