433. anékó
Strong's Concordance
anékó: to be fit, be proper
Original Word: ἀνήκω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: anékó
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ay'-ko)
Definition: to be fit, be proper
Usage: is due, becoming, suitable, proper.
HELPS Word-studies

433 anḗkō (from 303 /aná, "up/completing a process" and 2240 /hḗkō, "come") – properly, come up to a particular standard (expectation), i.e. to what is proper (fit, becoming) to give what "is due, suitable" (Souter); doing what is appropriately acceptable.

(Col 3:18) is fit (433 /anḗkō) – Note the imperfect tense ("was fitting").

[J. B. Lightfoot, "The past tense involved perhaps implies an essential (a priori) obligation" of what was "owed."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ana and hékó
to be fit, be proper
NASB Translation
fitting (2), proper (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 433: ἀνήκω

ἀνήκω; (imperfect ἀνῆκεν); in Greek writings to have come up to, arrived at, to reach to, pertain to, followed generally by εἰς τί; hence, in later writings ἀνηκει τί τίνι something appertains to one, is due to him namely, to be rendered or performed by others (1 Macc. 10:42 1 Macc. 11:35; 2 Macc. 14:8), and then ethically τό ἀνῆκον what is due, duty (R. V. befitting), Philemon 1:8; τά οὐκ ἀνήκοντα unbecoming, discreditable, Ephesians 5:4 (L T Tr WH οὐκ ἀνῆκεν, Winers Grammar, 486 (452); (Buttmann, 850 (301))); impersonally, ὡς ἀνῆκε as was fitting, namely, ever since ye were converted to Christ, Colossians 3:18 (Winers Grammar, 270 (254); cf. Buttmann, 217 (187) and Lightfoot at the passage).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
fit, proper

From ana and heko; to attain to, i.e. (figuratively) be proper -- convenient, be fit.

see GREEK ana

see GREEK heko

Forms and Transliterations
ανηκεν ανήκεν ἀνῆκεν ανηκον ανήκον ἀνῆκον ανήκοντα ανήλατος aneken anêken anēken anē̂ken anekon anêkon anēkon anē̂kon
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Englishman's Concordance
Ephesians 5:4 V-IIA-3S
GRK: ἃ οὐκ ἀνῆκεν ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον
NAS: which are not fitting, but rather
KJV: are not convenient: but rather
INT: which not are becoming but rather

Colossians 3:18 V-IIA-3S
GRK: ἀνδράσιν ὡς ἀνῆκεν ἐν κυρίῳ
NAS: to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
KJV: husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
INT: husbands as is fitting in [the] Lord

Philemon 1:8 V-PPA-ANS
GRK: σοι τὸ ἀνῆκον
NAS: to order you [to do] what is proper,
KJV: thee that which is convenient,
INT: you what [is] proper

Strong's Greek 433
3 Occurrences

ἀνῆκεν — 2 Occ.
ἀνῆκον — 1 Occ.

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