epilegó: to call or name, to chooseOriginal Word: ἐπιλέγω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-leg'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I call, choose for myself, am named
Definition: I call; mid: I choose for myself; pass: I am named.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from epi and legó
to call or name, to choose
called (1), chose (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1951: ἐπιλέγω
ἐπιλέγω: (present passive participle ἐπιλεγόμενος); 1 aorist middle participle ἐπιλεξάμενος;
1. to say besides (cf. ἐπί, D. 4) (Herodotus, et al.); to surname (Plato, legg. 3, p. 700 b.): in passive John 5:2 (Tdf. τό λεγομένη), unless the meaning to name (put a name upon) be preferred here; cf. ἐπονομάζω.
2. to choose for (Herodotus and following; the Sept.); middle to choose for oneself: Acts 15:40 (2 Samuel 10:9; Herodotus 3, 157; Thucydides 7, 19; Diodorus 3, 73 (74); 14, 12; Josephus, Antiquities 4, 2, 4, and others). see GREEK epi see GREEK lego
see GREEK epi
see GREEK lego
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1951
ἐπιλεγομένη — 1 Occ.
ἐπιλεξάμενος — 1 Occ.
John 5:2 V-PPM/P-NFS
GRK: κολυμβήθρα ἡ ἐπιλεγομένη Ἐβραϊστὶ Βηθζαθά
NAS: [gate] a pool, which is called in Hebrew
KJV: which is called in the Hebrew tongue
INT: a pool which [is] called in Aramaic Bethesda