ζητέω in the New Testament

Definitions

Thayer

1) to seek in order to find
1a) to seek a thing
1b) to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into
1c) to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after
2) to seek, i.e. require, demand
2a) to crave, demand something from someone
Part of Speech: verb
Citing in TDNT: 2:892, 300

Strong

G2212
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life): - be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441.

Louw-Nida

GlossSection
g attempt to find13.19
(ζητέω τὴν ψυχήν) want to kill20.66
c desire25.9
b seek information27.34
a try to find27.41
d demand33.167
f try to obtain57.59
e try68.60

Classical Greek Dictionaries

These two sites give similar information, with the definition from several dictionaries and statistics on the use of the word.

Perseus Digital Library

University of Chicago's Logion lexicon

Ulrik Petersen

Strong's dictionary

Crosswalk

Thayer's dictionary plus other information.

LaParola

From this site's dictionary (in Italian)

In the New Testament

SBL (also Westcott and Hort; Tischendorf; Byzantine)

ἐζήτειverb: 3rd person imperfect active indicative singular7
ἐζητεῖτέverb: 2nd person imperfect active indicative plural1
ἐζητεῖτοverb: 3rd person imperfect passive indicative singular1
ἐζητήσαμενverb: 1st person aorist active indicative plural1
ἐζήτησανverb: 3rd person aorist active indicative plural1
ἐζήτησένverb: 3rd person aorist active indicative singular1
ἐζητοῦμένverb: 1st person imperfect active indicative plural1
ἐζήτουνverb: 3rd person imperfect active indicative plural18
ζητεῖverb: 3rd person present active indicative singular9
ζήτειverb: 2nd person present active imperative singular2
ζητεῖνverb: present active infinitive2
ζητεῖςverb: 2nd person present active indicative singular2
ζητεῖταιverb: 3rd person present passive indicative singular1
ζητεῖτεverb: 2nd person present active imperative plural7
ζητεῖτεverb: 2nd person present active indicative plural12
ζητεῖτέverb: 2nd person present active indicative plural3
ζητείτωverb: 3rd person present active imperative singular1
ζητηθήσεταιverb: 3rd person future passive indicative singular1
ζητῆσαιverb: aorist active infinitive1
ζητησάτωverb: 3rd person aorist active imperative singular1
ζητήσετέverb: 2nd person future active indicative plural4
ζητήσῃverb: 3rd person aorist active subjunctive singular1
ζήτησονverb: 2nd person aorist active imperative singular1
ζητήσουσινverb: 3rd person future active indicative plural2
ζητοῦνverb: present active participle nominative singular neuter2
ζητοῦντεςverb: present active participle nominative plural masculine8
ζητοῦντέςverb: present active participle nominative plural masculine2
ζητοῦντιverb: present active participle dative singular masculine1
ζητούντωνverb: present active participle genitive plural masculine2
ζητοῦσίνverb: 3rd person present active indicative plural2
ζητοῦσινverb: 3rd person present active indicative plural4
ζητοῦσινverb: present active participle dative plural masculine2
ζητῶverb: 1st person present active indicative singular4
ζητῶνverb: present active participle nominative singular masculine9
Total117

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