3987. peiraomai
Strong's Concordance
peiraomai: to try, attempt
Original Word: πειράω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: peiraomai
Phonetic Spelling: (pi-rah'-o)
Short Definition: I try, attempt
Definition: mid: I try, attempt, endeavor.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from peira
to try, attempt
NASB Translation
tried (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3987: πειράω

πειράω: imperfect middle 3 person (singular and plural), ἐπειρᾶτο, ἐπειρῶντο; perfect passive participle πεπειραμενος (see below); common in Greek writings from Homer down; to try; i. e.:

1. to make a trial, to attempt (A. V. to assay), followed by an infinitive; often so from Homer down; also so in the middle in Acts 9:26 R G; (Xenophon, symp. 4, 7; Cyril 1, 4, 5, etc.; often in Polybius; Aelian v. h. I, 34; 2 Macc. 2:23; 3Macc. 1:25; 4 Macc. 12:2, etc.); hence, πεπειραμενος taught by trial, experienced, Hebrews 4:15 in certain manuscripts and editions ((Rec.st), Tdf. formerly) (see below, and cf. πειράζω, d. α.).

2. In post-Homer usage with the accusative of a person to test, make trial of one, put him to the proof: his mind, sentiments, temper, Plutarch, Brut. 10; in particular, to attempt to induce one to commit some (especially a carnal) crime; cf. Passow, under the word, 3{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, A. IV. 2). Hence, πεπειραμενος in Hebrews 4:15 (see 1 above) is explained by some (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 15. Note at the end) tempted to sin; but the passive in this sense is not found in Greek writings; see Delitzsch at the passage.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From peira; to test (subjectively), i.e. (reflexively) to attempt -- assay.

see GREEK peira

Forms and Transliterations
επειρωντο ἐπειρῶντο epeironto epeirônto epeirōnto epeirō̂nto
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Strong's Greek 3987
1 Occurrence

ἐπειρῶντο — 1 Occ.

Acts 26:21 V-IIM/P-3P
GRK: τῷ ἱερῷ ἐπειρῶντο διαχειρίσασθαι
NAS: me in the temple and tried to put me to death.
KJV: the temple, and went about to kill
INT: the temple attempted to kill

1 Occurrence

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