4231. pragmateuomai
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pragmateuomai: to busy oneself
Original Word: πραγματεύομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: pragmateuomai
Phonetic Spelling: (prag-mat-yoo'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I transact business, trade
Definition: I transact business, trade.

HELPS word-Studies

4231 pragmateúomai (from 4229 /prágma, "a necessary matter, what is pragmatic") – properly, the ancient mercantile term for trading (exchanging) to make gain, i.e. to do business (barter etc.); trading, exchanging (leveraging) one thing for another to make a legitimate gain; (figuratively) "to bear much fruit" (cf. Jn 15:2f), i.e. the opposite of being fruitless because refusing to make trades by "playing it safe."

4231 (pragmateuomai) means "turning something over," making a good trade – i.e. "to good account . . . to administrate, manage profitably the capital at your disposal" (C. Spicq, 3, 151).

[See also 4230 /pragmateía ("trades") – i.e. exchanges negotiated and transacted as business (personal or official).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pragma
to busy oneself
NASB Translation
do business (1).

STRONGS NT 4231: πραγματεύομαι

πραγματεύομαι: 1 aorist middle imperative 2 person plural πραγματεύσασθε; (πρᾶγμα); in Greek prose writings from Herodotus down; to be occupied in anything; to carry on a business; specifically, to carry on the business of a banker or trader (Plutarch, Sull. 17; Cat. min. 59): Luke 19:13 (here WH text reads the infinitive (see their Introductory § 404); R. V. trade. Compare: διαπραγματεύομαι.)

trade, do business

From pragma; to busy oneself with, i.e. To trade -- occupy.

see GREEK pragma

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