machomai: to fightOriginal Word: μάχομαιPart of Speech:
I engage in battle, fight, striveDefinition:
I engage in battle, fight; hence: I strive, contend, dispute.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verbDefinition
to fightNASB Translation
argue (1), fight (1), fighting together (1), quarrelsome (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3164: μάχομαιμάχομαι
; imperfect 3 person plural Ἐμάχοντο
; (allied with μάχαιρα
, § 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
s Grammar, § 31, 5; Buttmann
, § 133, 8); of those who contend at law for property and privileges, James 4:2
. (Compare: διαμάχομαι
. Synonym: see πόλεμος
Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to war, i.e. (figuratively) to quarrel, dispute -- fight, strive.