Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 1 (as a particle of union) and a presumed form of 4685

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 1:496

KJV Translation Count — 60x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: salute (42), greet (15), embrace (2), take leave (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to draw to one's self
a. to salute one, greet, bid welcome, wish well to
b. to receive joyfully, welcome
Used of those accosting anyone; of those who visit one to see him a little while, departing almost immediately afterwards; to pay respects to a distinguished person by visiting him; of those who greet one whom they meet in the way (even not in the East, Christians and Mohammedans do not greet one another); a salutation was made not merely by a slight gesture and a few words, but generally by embracing and kissing, a journey was retarded frequently by saluting.

Strong's Definitions

as-pad'-zom-ahee; from (1) (α) (as a particle of union) and a presumed form of (4685) (σπάω); to enfold in the arms, i.e. (by implication) to salute, (figurative) to welcome: — embrace, greet, salute, take leave.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And if ye G782 your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?


And when ye come into an house, G782 it.


And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him G782d him.


And began to G782 him, Hail, King of the Jews!


And entered into the house of Zacharias, and G782d Elisabeth.


Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and G782 no man by the way.


And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and G782d the church, he went down to Antioch.


And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and G782d them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.


And when we had G782n our G782 one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.


And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and G782d the brethren, and abode with them one day.


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