681. haptó
Strong's Concordance
haptó: to fasten to, lay hold of
Original Word: ἅπτω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: haptó
Phonetic Spelling: (hap'-to)
Definition: to fasten to, lay hold of
Usage: I kindle, light.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. root haph-
to fasten to, lay hold of
NASB Translation
clinging (1), handle (1), kindled (1), light (1), lighting (2), touch (13), touched (19), touching (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 681: ἅπτω

ἅπτω; 1 aorist participle ἅψας; (cf. Latinapto, German heften); (from Homer down);

1. properly, to fasten to, make adhere to; hence, specifically to fasten fire to a thing, to kindle, set on fire, (often so in Attic): λύχνον, Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33; Luke 15:8 (Aristophanes nub. 57; Theophrastus, char. 20 (18); Josephus, Antiquities 4, 3, 4); πῦρ, Luke 22:55 (T Tr text WH περιαψάντων); πυράν, Acts 28:2 L T Tr WH.

2. Middle (present ά῾πτομαι); imperfect ἡπτομην (Mark 6:56 R G Tr marginal reading); 1 aorist ἡψάμην; in the Sept. generally for נָגַע , הִגִּיעַ ; properly, to fasten oneself to, adhere to, cling to (Homer, Iliad 8. 67);

a. to touch, followed by the object in genitive (Winers Grammar, § 30, 8 c.; Buttmann, 167 (146); cf. Donaldson, p. 483): Matthew 8:3; Mark 3:10; Mark 7:33; Mark 8:22, etc.; Luke 18:15; Luke 22:51 — very often in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In John 20:17, μή μου ἅπτου is to be explained thus: Do not handle me to see whether I am still clothed with a body; there is no need of such an examination, for not yet etc.; cf. Baumg.-Crusius and Meyer at the passage (as given by Hackett in Bib. Sacr. for 1868, p. 779f, or B. D. American edition, p. 1813f).

b. γυναικός, of carnal intercourse with a woman, or cohabitation, 1 Corinthians 7:1, like the Latintangere, Horace sat. 1, 2, 54: Terence, Heaut. 4, 4, 15, and the Hebrew נָגַע , Genesis 20:6; Proverbs 6:29 (Plato, de legg. viii. 840 a.; Plutarch, Alex. Magn c. 21).

c. with allusion to the levitical precept ἀκαθάρτου μή ἅπτεσθε, have no contact with the Gentiles, no fellowship in their heathenish practices, 2 Corinthians 6:17 (from Isaiah 52:11); and in the Jewish sense, μή ἅψῃ, Colossians 2:21 (the things not to be touched appear to be both women and certain kinds of food, so that, celibacy and abstinence from various kinds of food and drink are recommended; cf. DeWette at the passage (but also Meyer and Lightfoot; on the distinction between the stronger term ἅπτεσθαι (to handle?) and the more delicate θιγεῖν (to touch?) cf. the two commentators just named and Trench, § xvii. In classic Greek also ἅπτεσθαι is the stronger term, denoting often to lay hold of, hold fast, appropriate; in its carnal reference differing from θιγγάνειν by suggesting unlawfulness. θιγγάνειν, is used of touching by the hand as a means of knowledge, handling for a purpose; ψηλαφαν signifies to feel around with the fingers or hands, especially in searching for something, often to grope, fumble, cf. ψηλαφινδα blindman's buff. Schmidt, chapter 10.)).

d. to touch i. e. assail: τίνος, anyone, 1 John 5:18 (1 Chronicles 16:22, etc.). (Compare: ἀνάπτω, καθάπτω, περιάπτω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
kindle, light.

A primary verb; properly, to fasten to, i.e. (specially) to set on fire -- kindle, light.

Forms and Transliterations
απτει ἅπτει άπυρον αψαντες ἅψαντες αψας ἅψας περιαψαντων περιαψάντων apsantes apsas aptei hapsantes hápsantes hapsas hápsas haptei háptei periapsanton periapsantōn periapsánton periapsántōn
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 8:16 V-APA-NMS
GRK: δὲ λύχνον ἅψας καλύπτει αὐτὸν
NAS: no one after lighting a lamp
KJV: No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
INT: moreover a lamp having lighted covers it

Luke 11:33 V-APA-NMS
GRK: Οὐδεὶς λύχνον ἅψας εἰς κρύπτην
NAS: No one, after lighting a lamp,
KJV: No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
INT: But no one a lamp having lit in secret

Luke 15:8 V-PIA-3S
GRK: μίαν οὐχὶ ἅπτει λύχνον καὶ
NAS: coin, does not light a lamp
KJV: piece, doth not light a candle, and
INT: one not lights a lamp and

Luke 22:55 V-APA-GMP
GRK: περιαψάντων δὲ πῦρ
KJV: And when they had kindled a fire in
INT: having kindled moreover a fire

Acts 28:2 V-APA-NMP
GRK: φιλανθρωπίαν ἡμῖν ἅψαντες γὰρ πυρὰν
NAS: of the cold, they kindled a fire
INT: kindness to us having kindled indeed a fire

Strong's Greek 681
5 Occurrences

ἅψαντες — 1 Occ.
ἅψας — 2 Occ.
ἅπτει — 1 Occ.
περιαψάντων — 1 Occ.

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