5348. phthanó
Strong's Concordance
phthanó: to come before (another), anticipate, arrive
Original Word: φθάνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phthanó
Phonetic Spelling: (fthan'-o)
Short Definition: I anticipate, precede, arrive
Definition: (a) I anticipate, precede, (b) I come, arrive.
HELPS Word-studies

5348 phthánō – properly, precede, arrive ahead of time, i.e. before something which indicates priority in importance or sequence.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
Definition
to come before (another), anticipate, arrive
NASB Translation
arrive (1), attained (1), come (3), first to come (1), precede (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5348: φθάνω

φθάνω: 1 aorist ἔφθασα (Winer's Grammar, § 15 under the word); perfect ἐφθακα (1 Thessalonians 2:16 L text WH marginal reading); from Homer down;

1. to come before, precede, anticipate: ἡμεῖς οὐ μή φθάσωμεν (see μή, IV. 2) τούς κοιμηθέντας, we shall not get the start of those who have fallen asleep, i. e. we shall not attain to the fellowship of Christ sooner than the dead, nor have precedence in blessedness, 1 Thessalonians 4:15; ἔφθασεν ἐπ' αὐτούς ὀργή, (God's penal) wrath came upon them unexpectedly, 1 Thessalonians 2:16; ἔφθασεν ἐφ' ὑμᾶς βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ, the kingdom of God has come upon you sooner than you expected, Matthew 12:28; Luke 11:20; (but all the preceding examples except the first are referred by the majority of recent interpretations to the following heading; — a meaning especially common when the verb is construed with prepositions).

2. in the Alex. (and other later) writings the idea of priority disappears, to come to, arrive at: εἰς τί, Philippians 3:16; to reach, attain to, a thing, Romans 9:31; ἄχρι τίνος, 2 Corinthians 10:14; (τίνι, to a thing, Tobit 5:19; ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, Test xii. Patr., p. 530 (i. e. test. Rub. 5 at the end); μεγαλωσύνη σου ἐμεγαλύνθη καί ἔφθασεν εἰς τόν οὐρανόν, Daniel 4:19, Theod. (cf. 17, 25; φθάνειν ἕως τῶν οὐρανῶν, 2 Chronicles 28:9; ἔφθασεν μήν ἕβδομος, 2 Esdr. 3:1; Philo de mund. opif. § 1; de legg. alleg. 3:76; de confus. lingg. § 29; Plutarch, apotheg. Lacon. § 28; de Alex. s. virt. s. fort. orat. 2:5. Cf. Sophocles Lexicon, under the word; Geldart, Modern Greek, p. 206; Winer's Grammar, § 2, 1 b.)). (Compare: προφθάνω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
anticipate, attain, come

Apparently a primary verb; to be beforehand, i.e. Anticipate or precede; by extension, to have arrived at -- (already) attain, come, prevent.

Forms and Transliterations
έφθακε εφθασαμεν εφθάσαμεν ἐφθάσαμεν έφθασαν έφθασε εφθασεν έφθασεν ἔφθασεν φθάνει φθάνοντα φθάρματά φθάσας φθασωμεν φθάσωμεν φθάσωσιν ephthasamen ephthásamen ephthasen éphthasen phthasomen phthasōmen phthásomen phthásōmen
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Strong's Greek 5348
7 Occurrences


ἐφθάσαμεν — 2 Occ.
ἔφθασεν — 4 Occ.
φθάσωμεν — 1 Occ.

Matthew 12:28 V-AIA-3S
GRK: δαιμόνια ἄρα ἔφθασεν ἐφ' ὑμᾶς
NAS: the kingdom of God has come upon you.
KJV: the kingdom of God is come unto you.
INT: demons then has come upon you

Luke 11:20 V-AIA-3S
GRK: δαιμόνια ἄρα ἔφθασεν ἐφ' ὑμᾶς
NAS: the kingdom of God has come upon you.
KJV: the kingdom of God is come upon you.
INT: demons then is come upon you

Romans 9:31 V-AIA-3S
GRK: νόμον οὐκ ἔφθασεν
NAS: of righteousness, did not arrive at [that] law.
KJV: hath not attained to the law
INT: a law not did attain

2 Corinthians 10:14 V-AIA-1P
GRK: καὶ ὑμῶν ἐφθάσαμεν ἐν τῷ
NAS: we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even
KJV: you: for we are come as far as to you
INT: also you we came in the

Philippians 3:16 V-AIA-1P
GRK: εἰς ὃ ἐφθάσαμεν τῷ αὐτῷ
NAS: [standard] to which we have attained.
KJV: whereto we have already attained, let us walk
INT: whereto which we attained by the same

1 Thessalonians 2:16 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ἁμαρτίας πάντοτε ἔφθασεν δὲ ἐπ'
NAS: But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.
KJV: for the wrath is come upon them
INT: sins always is come moreover upon

1 Thessalonians 4:15 V-ASA-1P
GRK: οὐ μὴ φθάσωμεν τοὺς κοιμηθέντας
NAS: of the Lord, will not precede those
KJV: not prevent them which
INT: no not might precede the [ones] having fallen asleep

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