3164. machomai
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machomai: to fight
Original Word: μάχομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: machomai
Phonetic Spelling: (makh'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I engage in battle, fight, strive
Definition: I engage in battle, fight; hence: I strive, contend, dispute.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to fight
NASB Translation
argue (1), fight (1), fighting together (1), quarrelsome (1).

STRONGS NT 3164: μάχομαι

μάχομαι; imperfect 3 person plural Ἐμάχοντο; (allied with μάχαιρα; Curtius, § 459; Vanicek, p. 687; from Homer down); to fight: properly, of armed combatants, or those who engage in a hand-to-hand struggle, Acts 7:26; tropically, of those who engage in a war of words, to quarrel, wrangle, dispute: 2 Timothy 2:24; πρός ἀλλήλους, John 6:52 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 5; Buttmann, § 133, 8); of those who contend at law for property and privileges, James 4:2. (Compare: διαμάχομαι. Synonym: see πόλεμος, b.)

fight, strive.

Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to war, i.e. (figuratively) to quarrel, dispute -- fight, strive.

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