2706. kataphroneó
Strong's Concordance
kataphroneó: to think little of
Original Word: καταφρονέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kataphroneó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-af-ron-eh'-o)
Definition: to think little of
Usage: I despise, scorn, and show it by active insult, disregard.
HELPS Word-studies

2706 kataphronéō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," intensifying 5426 /phronéō, "regulating behavior from inner mind-set") – properly, view down, i.e. with a negative (hostile) outlook; to despise, thinking down on (thinking little of); esteem lightly, seeing as insignificant or detestable; to treat with contempt or disregard (BAGD); devalue; to depreciate (scorn); pay no regard to (because something seems of no account); " 'despise, scorn,' and show it by active insult" (Souter).

[2706 /kataphronéō (literally, "think down") refers to holding someone in contempt, deeming them unworthy and hence despised (scorned).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kata and phroneó
to think little of
NASB Translation
despise (5), despising (1), disrespectful (1), look down (1), think lightly (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2706: καταφρονέω

καταφρονέω, καταφρόνω; future καταφρονήσω; 1 aorist κατεφρόνησα; (from Herodotus down); to contemn, despise, disdain, think little or nothing of: with the genitive of the object (Buttmann, § 132, 15), Matthew 6:24; Matthew 18:10; Luke 16:13; Romans 2:4; 1 Corinthians 11:22; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Timothy 6:2; 2 Peter 2:10; Hebrews 12:2.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From kata and phroneo; to think against, i.e. Disesteem -- despise.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK phroneo

Forms and Transliterations
καταφρονεί καταφρόνει καταφρονεις καταφρονείς καταφρονεῖς καταφρονειτε καταφρονείτε καταφρονεῖτε καταφρονειτω καταφρονείτω καταφρονειτωσαν καταφρονείτωσαν καταφρονηθήσεται καταφρονησας καταφρονήσας καταφρονησει καταφρονήσει καταφρονησητε καταφρονήσητε καταφρονουντας καταφρονούντας καταφρονοῦντας καταφρονούντων καταφρονών κατεφρόνησάν κατεφρόνησας κατεφρόνουν kataphroneis kataphroneîs kataphroneite kataphroneîte kataphroneito kataphroneitō kataphroneíto kataphroneítō kataphroneitosan kataphroneitōsan kataphroneítosan kataphroneítōsan kataphronesas kataphronēsas kataphronḗsas kataphronesei kataphronēsei kataphronḗsei kataphronesete kataphronēsēte kataphronḗsete kataphronḗsēte kataphronountas kataphronoûntas
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 6:24 V-FIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ ἑτέρου καταφρονήσει οὐ δύνασθε
NAS: to one and despise the other.
KJV: and despise the other.
INT: the other he will despise not You are able

Matthew 18:10 V-ASA-2P
GRK: Ὁρᾶτε μὴ καταφρονήσητε ἑνὸς τῶν
NAS: See that you do not despise one
KJV: Take heed that ye despise not one
INT: See not you despise one of the

Luke 16:13 V-FIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ ἑτέρου καταφρονήσει οὐ δύνασθε
NAS: to one and despise the other.
KJV: and despise the other.
INT: the other he will despise not you are able

Romans 2:4 V-PIA-2S
GRK: τῆς μακροθυμίας καταφρονεῖς ἀγνοῶν ὅτι
NAS: Or do you think lightly of the riches
KJV: Or despisest thou the riches of his
INT: the patience despise you not knowing that

1 Corinthians 11:22 V-PIA-2P
GRK: τοῦ θεοῦ καταφρονεῖτε καὶ καταισχύνετε
NAS: Or do you despise the church
KJV: in? or despise ye the church of God,
INT: of God do you despise and put to shame

1 Timothy 4:12 V-PMA-3S
GRK: τῆς νεότητος καταφρονείτω ἀλλὰ τύπος
NAS: Let no one look down on your youthfulness,
KJV: Let no man despise thy youth;
INT: youth let despise but a pattern

1 Timothy 6:2 V-PMA-3P
GRK: δεσπότας μὴ καταφρονείτωσαν ὅτι ἀδελφοί
NAS: as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because
KJV: not despise [them], because
INT: masters not let them despise [them] because brothers

Hebrews 12:2 V-APA-NMS
GRK: σταυρὸν αἰσχύνης καταφρονήσας ἐν δεξιᾷ
NAS: the cross, despising the shame,
KJV: the cross, despising the shame,
INT: [the] cross [the] shame having despised at right hand

2 Peter 2:10 V-PPA-AMP
GRK: καὶ κυριότητος καταφρονοῦντας τολμηταί αὐθάδεις
NAS: desires and despise authority.
KJV: and despise government.
INT: and authority despise [They are] daring self-willed

Strong's Greek 2706
9 Occurrences

καταφρονήσας — 1 Occ.
καταφρονήσητε — 1 Occ.
καταφρονήσει — 2 Occ.
καταφρονεῖς — 1 Occ.
καταφρονεῖτε — 1 Occ.
καταφρονείτω — 1 Occ.
καταφρονείτωσαν — 1 Occ.
καταφρονοῦντας — 1 Occ.

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