2727. katécheó
Strong's Concordance
katécheó: to teach by word of mouth
Original Word: κατηχέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: katécheó
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ay-kheh'-o)
Definition: to teach by word of mouth
Usage: I instruct orally, teach, inform.
HELPS Word-studies

2727 katēxéō (from 2596 /katá, "down, according to," which intensifies 2278 /ēxéō, "to sound") – properly, "sound down," i.e. learn exactly by sounds (meaningful repetition); to learn by nuanced repetition; to catechize, teaching foundational truths as they relate to progressing in the Christian life (cf. 1 Cor 14:19; Gal 6:6).

[The prefix kata lends the idea "exactly," indicating how oral instruction skillfully brought a subject from one level to another to reach precise and growing understanding.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kata and écheó
to teach by word of mouth
NASB Translation
instruct (1), instructed (2), taught (2), teaches (1), told (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2727: κατηχέω

κατηχέω, κατήχω: 1 aorist κατήχησα; passive, present κατηχοῦμαι; perfect κατήχημαι; 1 aorist κατηχήθην; nowhere met with in the O. T.; very rare in secular authors;

1. properly, to sound toward, sound down upon, resound: ἁρμονία κατηχει τῆς θαλαττης, Philostr., p. 791 (icon. 1, 19); to charm with resounding sound, to fascinate, τινα μύθοις, Lucian, Jup. trag. 39.

2. to teach orally, to instruct: Lucian, asin. § 48; Philopatr. 17. In the N. T. only used by Luke and Paul: τινα, 1 Corinthians 14:19; passive ἐκ τοῦ νόμου, by bearing the law, accustomed to be publicly read in the synagogues, Romans 2:18; with the accusative of the thing, αὐτός σε πολλά κατηχήσω τῶν ἀγνωυμενων, Josephus, de vita sua §65 at the end; with accusative of a thing and of a person, τοῦ ἀληθοῦς λόγου βραχέα κατηχησας με, Clement. hom. 1, 13; passive with the accusative of the thing: τήν ὁδόν τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 18:25; τόν λόγον, Galatians 6:6; hence, some ((see Meyer, in the place cited)) resolve Luke 1:4 thus: περί τῶν λόγων, οὕς κατηχήθης (see below).

3. to inform by word of mouth; passive to be orally informed: followed by ὅτι, Philo de leg. ad Gaium § 30; περί τίνος (the genitive of person), followed by ὅτι, Acts 21:21; with the accusative of the thing, ὧν, κατήχηνται περί σου i. e. τούτων, κτλ., Acts 21:24 (κατηχηθεις περί τῶν συμβεβηκότων (pseudo-) Plutarch, de fluviis (7, 2); 8, 1; 7, 1). To this construction the majority refer Luke 1:4, construing it thus: τήν ἀσφάλειαν τῶν λόγων, περί ὧν κατηχήθης (Winers Grammar, 165 (156); Buttmann, § 143, 7; (see above)). Cf. Gilbert, Dissertatio de christianae catecheseos historia (Lipsius 1836) Part i., p. 1ff; Zezschwitz, System der christl. Katechetik (Leipz. 1863) i., p. 17ff; (and for ecclesiastical usage, Suicer, Thesaurus 2:69ff; Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
inform, instruct, teach.

From kata and echos; to sound down into the ears, i.e. (by implication) to indoctrinate ("catechize") or (genitive case) to apprise of -- inform, instruct, teach.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK echos

Forms and Transliterations
κατηχηθης κατηχήθης κατηχηθησαν κατηχήθησαν κατηχημενος κατηχημένος κατηχηνται κατήχηνται κατηχησω κατηχήσω κατηχουμενος κατηχούμενος κατηχουντι κατηχούντι κατηχοῦντι katechemenos katecheménos katēchēmenos katēchēménos katechentai katēchēntai katḗchentai katḗchēntai katecheso katechḗso katēchēsō katēchḗsō katechethes katechḗthes katēchēthēs katēchḗthēs katechethesan katechḗthesan katēchēthēsan katēchḗthēsan katechoumenos katechoúmenos katēchoumenos katēchoúmenos katechounti katechoûnti katēchounti katēchoûnti
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 1:4 V-AIP-2S
GRK: περὶ ὧν κατηχήθης λόγων τὴν
NAS: about the things you have been taught.
KJV: wherein thou hast been instructed.
INT: concerning which you were instructed of [the] things the

Acts 18:25 V-RPM/P-NMS
GRK: οὗτος ἦν κατηχημένος τὴν ὁδὸν
NAS: had been instructed in the way
KJV: was instructed in the way
INT: He was instructed in the way

Acts 21:21 V-AIP-3P
GRK: κατηχήθησαν δὲ περὶ
NAS: and they have been told about
KJV: And they are informed of thee,
INT: they were informed moreover concerning

Acts 21:24 V-RIM/P-3P
GRK: ὅτι ὧν κατήχηνται περὶ σοῦ
NAS: to the things which they have been told about
KJV: whereof they were informed concerning
INT: that of which they have been informed about you

Romans 2:18 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: τὰ διαφέροντα κατηχούμενος ἐκ τοῦ
NAS: the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law,
KJV: the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of
INT: the things that are more excellent being instructed out of the

1 Corinthians 14:19 V-ASA-1S
GRK: καὶ ἄλλους κατηχήσω ἢ μυρίους
NAS: so that I may instruct others
KJV: that [by my voice] I might teach others
INT: also others I might instruct than ten thousand

Galatians 6:6 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: δὲ ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον
NAS: The one who is taught the word
KJV: Let him that is taught in the word
INT: moreover the [one] being taught in the word

Galatians 6:6 V-PPA-DMS
GRK: λόγον τῷ κατηχοῦντι ἐν πᾶσιν
NAS: good things with the one who teaches [him].
KJV: communicate unto him that teacheth in
INT: word with him that teaches in all

Strong's Greek 2727
8 Occurrences

κατηχημένος — 1 Occ.
κατήχηνται — 1 Occ.
κατηχήσω — 1 Occ.
κατηχήθης — 1 Occ.
κατηχήθησαν — 1 Occ.
κατηχούμενος — 2 Occ.
κατηχοῦντι — 1 Occ.

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