3713. oregó
Strong's Concordance
oregó: to stretch out, to reach after, to yearn for
Original Word: ὀρέγω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: oregó
Phonetic Spelling: (or-eg'-om-ahee)
Definition: to stretch out, to reach after, to yearn for
Usage: I stretch forth, mid: I hanker after, long for, am eager for, aspire to.
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3713 orégomai ("a primitive verb," NAS Dictionary) – properly, stretch towards; (figuratively) strongly inclined to (pulled towards); aspire to; desire to attain (acquire), reach to.

3713 /orégomai ("aspire, stretch towards") is always in the Greek middle voice meaning, "stretching oneself out." This emphasizes the personal desire of the subject, focusing on what the object personally means to the subject (cf. Vine/Unger, White, NT).

[J. Thayer, "The middle voice literally means 'to stretch oneself out in order to touch or grasp something.' "]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to stretch out, to reach after, to yearn for
NASB Translation
aspires (1), desire (1), longing (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3713: ὀρέγω

ὀρέγω: (cf. Latinrego, German recken,strecken,reichen (English reach; Curtius, § 153)); from Homer down; to stretch forth, as χεῖρα, Homer, Iliad 15, 371, etc.; present middle (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 252 (237) note), to stretch oneself out in order to touch or to grasp something, to reach after or desire something: with a genitive of the thing, 1 Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 11:16; φιλαργυριας, to give oneself up to the love of money (not quite accurately since φιλαργυριας is itself the ὄρεξις; (cf. Ellicott at the passage)), 1 Timothy 6:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
covet after, desire.

Middle voice of apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary (compare oros); to stretch oneself, i.e. Reach out after (long for) -- covet after, desire.

see GREEK oros

Forms and Transliterations
ορεγεται ορέγεται ὀρέγεται ορεγομενοι ορεγόμενοι ὀρεγόμενοι ορεγονται ορέγονται ὀρέγονται oregetai orégetai oregomenoi oregómenoi oregontai orégontai
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
1 Timothy 3:1 V-PIM-3S
GRK: τις ἐπισκοπῆς ὀρέγεται καλοῦ ἔργου
NAS: any man aspires to the office of overseer,
KJV: If a man desire the office of a bishop,
INT: anyone overseership aspires to of good a work

1 Timothy 6:10 V-PPM-NMP
GRK: ἧς τινὲς ὀρεγόμενοι ἀπεπλανήθησαν ἀπὸ
NAS: and some by longing for it have wandered away
KJV: while some coveted after, they have erred
INT: which some stretching after were seduced from

Hebrews 11:16 V-PIM-3P
GRK: δὲ κρείττονος ὀρέγονται τοῦτ' ἔστιν
NAS: But as it is, they desire a better
KJV: now they desire a better
INT: moreover a better they stretch forward to this is

Strong's Greek 3713
3 Occurrences

ὀρέγεται — 1 Occ.
ὀρεγόμενοι — 1 Occ.
ὀρέγονται — 1 Occ.

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