Greek - English Dictionary

G4098 - Light

Strong's No.:G4098


Transliteration:piptō petō

Phonetic:pip'-to pet'-o

Word Origin:The first is a reduplicated and contracted form of the second (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses)

Bible Usage:fail fall (down) light on.

Part of Speech:Verb


probably akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (literally of figuratively)


1. to descend from a higher place to a lower

a. to fall (either from or upon)

1. to be thrust down

b. metaph. to fall under judgment, came under condemnation

2. to descend from an erect to a prostrate position

a. 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.

b. 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 2b

c. of virtues

1. to lose authority, no longer have force 2b

d. of sayings, precepts, etc.

1. to be removed from power by death

2. to fail of participating in, miss a share in

Bible References:

down ( 18 )
fail ( 1 )
fall ( 20 )
fallen ( 5 )
falleth ( 3 )
fell ( 42 )
light ( 1 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.