kollaó: to glue, uniteOriginal Word: κολλάωPart of Speech:
I glue, cleave, keep company withDefinition:
(lit: I glue); hence: mid. and pass: I join myself closely, cleave, adhere (to), I keep company (with), of friendly intercourse.
2853 kolláō (from kólla, "glue") – to bond (cleave), adhere to (literally, "glued together"); to cleave, join to; (figuratively) intimately connected in a soul-knit friendship.
[2853 (kolláō) is used "frequently in ancient medical language of the uniting of wounds" (WS, 180).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from kolla (glue)Definition
to glue, uniteNASB Translation
associate (3), cling (1), clings (1), hired (1), join (1), joined (2), joins (2), piled (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2853: κολλάωκολλάω
: passive, present κολλωμαι
; 1 aorist ἐκολλήθην
; 1 future κολλεθήσομαι
(Matthew 19:5 L T Tr WH
gluten, glue); properly, to glue, glue to, glue together, cement, fasten together
; hence universally, to join or fasten firmly together
; in the N. T. only the passive is found, with reflexive force, to join oneself to, cleave to
; the Sept.
: ὁ κονιορτός ὁ κολληθεις ἡμῖν
, Luke 10:11
; ἐκολλήθησαν αὐτῆς αἱ ἁμαρτίαι ἄχρι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ
, her sins were such a heap as to reach even unto heaven (that is, came to the knowledge of heaven), Revelation 18:5
, G L T Tr WH
. ἡ ψυχή μου ὀπίσω σου
, Psalm 62:9<10> (); αἱ ἄγνοιαί ἡμῶν ὑπερήνεγκαν ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, 1 Esdr. 8:72 (74); ὕβρις τέ βιη τέ οὐρανόν ἱκει, Homer Odyssey 15, 329; 17, 565). of persons, with the dative of the thing, κολλήθητι τῷ ἅρματι join thyself to etc. Acts 8:29; with the dative of person, to form an intimate connection with, enter into the closest relations with, unite oneself to (so the Epistle of Barnabas 10, 3f, 5, 8 [ET] also with μετά and the genitive of person, ibid. 10, 11 [ET]; 19, 2 [ET]. 6; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 15, 1 [ET]; 30, 3 [ET]; 46, 2 [ET] (cf. Lightfoot's note), 4): τῇ γυναικί, Matthew 19:5 L T Tr WH; τῇ πόρνη, 1 Corinthians 6:16 (Sir. 19:2); τῷ κυρίῳ, 1 Corinthians 6:17 (2 Kings 18:6; Sir. 2:3); to join oneself to one as an associate, keep company witlb Acts 5:13; Acts 9:26; Acts 10:28; to follow one, be on his side, Acts 17:34 (2 Samuel 20:2; 1 Macc. 3:2 1 Macc. 6:21); to join or attach oneself to a master or patron, Luke 15:15; with the dative of the thing, to give oneself steadfastly to, labor for (A. V. cleave to): τῷ ἀγαθῷ, Romans 12:9, ἀγαθῷ, κρίσει δίκαια, the Epistle of Barnabas 20, 2 [ET]; τῇ εὐλογία, so cleave to as to share, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 31, 1 [ET]. (Aeschylus Ag. 1566; Plato, Diodorus, Plutarch, others) (Compare: προσκολλάω.)<1>
cleave, join self, keep company.
From kolla ("glue"); to glue, i.e. (passively or reflexively) to stick (figuratively) -- cleave, join (self), keep company.