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  #2638 καταλαμβάνω katalambano {kat-al-am-ban'-o}

 from G2596 and G2983; TDNT - 4:9,495; v

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) to lay hold of
    1a) to lay hold of so as to make one's own, to obtain, attain to,
        to make one's own, to take into one's self, appropriate
    1b) to seize upon, take possession of
        1b1) of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the
             wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one
        1b2) in a good sense, of Christ by his holy power and influence
             laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt
             and govern it
    1c) to detect, catch
    1d) to lay hold of with the mind
        1d1) to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

From G2596 and G1983; to take eagerly, that is, seize, possess, etc. (literally or figuratively):—apprehend, attain, come upon, comprehend, find, obtain, perceive, (over-) take.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #2638.
  • καταλαμβα´νω
  • katalambanō; from 2596 and 2983; to lay hold of, seize:—
  • NASB - attained(1), caught(2), comprehend(2), found(1), laid hold(2), lay hold(1), overtake(2), seizes(1), understand(1), understood(1), win(1).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - take 3, apprehend 3, comprehend 2, come upon 1, attain 1,
      find 1, overtake 1, obtain 1; 15
Philippians 3:12.
Philippians 3:12, 13.
Romans 9:30.
Ephesians 3:18.
John 1:5.
Acts 25:25.
1 Corinthians 9:24.
1 Thessalonians 5:4.
Acts 10:34.
Acts 4:13.
John 8:3, 4.
Mark 9:18.
John 12:35.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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