Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

X hold, accompany, X conceive, count, diseased, following, have, keep, lie, next, X sick, take for, to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote

Greek: ἔχω, echō (G2192)

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Here are be, accompany, begin to amend, can and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word ἔχω mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2192

Greek Base Word: ἔχω

Usage: Be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use

Definition: To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition).

Detailed definition:

  1. To have, i.e., to hold.
    1. To have (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to have (hold) possession of the mind (refers to alarm, agitating emotions, etc.), to hold fast keep, to have or comprise or involve, to regard or consider or hold as.
  2. To have i.e., own, possess.
    1. External things such as pertain to property or riches or furniture or utensils or goods or food etc.
    2. Used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship.
  3. To hold one's self or find one's self so and so, to be in such or such a condition.
  4. To hold one's self to a thing, to lay hold of a thing, to adhere or cling to.
    1. To be closely joined to a person or a thing.

Derived terms: A primary verb.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈɛ.xo
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈe̞.xow
  3. Transliteration: echō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: EH-hoh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: A-hoh

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