Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Fail, light on, to fall (literally or figuratively)

Greek: πίπτω, piptō (G4098)

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Here are fail, fall, light on and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word πίπτω 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: G4098

Greek Base Word: πίπτω

Usage: Fail, fall (down), light on

Definition: To fall (literally or figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. To descend from a higher place to a lower.
    1. To fall (either from or upon).
      1. To be thrust down.
    2. Metaphorically to fall under judgment, came under condemnation.
  2. To descend from an erect to a prostrate position.
    1. To fall down.
      1. To be prostrated, fall prostrate.
      2. Of those overcome by terror or astonishment or grief or under the attack of an evil spirit or of falling dead suddenly.
      3. The dismemberment of a corpse by decay.
      4. To prostrate one's self.
      5. Used of suppliants and persons rendering homage or worship to one.
      6. To fall out, fall from i.e., shall perish or be lost.
      7. To fall down, fall into ruin: of buildings, walls etc.
    2. To be cast down from a state of prosperity.
      1. To fall from a state of uprightness.
      2. To perish, i.e., come to an end, disappear, cease.
        1. Of virtues.
      3. To lose authority, no longer have force.
        1. Of sayings, precepts, etc.
      4. To be removed from power by death.
      5. To fail of participating in, miss a share in.

Derived terms: Probably akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting.

See also:

  1. G4072


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈpi.pto
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈpi.ptow
  3. Transliteration: piptō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: PEE-ptoh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: PEE-ptoh

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