klaó: to breakOriginal Word: κλάωPart of Speech:
I break (in pieces), break bread.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verbDefinition
to breakNASB Translation
break (2), breaking (3), broke (8), broken (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2806: κλάωκλάω
; 1 aorist ἔκλασα
; passive (present participle κλώμενος
, 1 Corinthians 11:24 R G
(see below)); 1 aorist ἐκλασθην
(Romans 11:20 L Tr
); (from Homer
down); to break
: used in the N. T. of the breaking of bread (see ἄρτος
, 1), Matthew 14:19
; Matthew 15:36
; Matthew 26:26
; Mark 8:6
; Mark 14:22
; Luke 22:19
; (); Acts 2:46; Acts 20:7, 11; Acts 27:35; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:24; with εἰς τινας added, a pregnant construction, equivalent to 'to break and distribute among' etc. (see εἰς, C. 1), Mark 8:19; metaphorically, τό σῶμα, shattered, as it were, by a violent death, 1 Corinthians 11:21 R G. (Compare: ἐκκλάω, κατακλάω.)<1>
A primary verb; to break (specially, of bread) -- break.