Strong's Greek: 2341. θηριομαχέω (thériomacheó) -- to fight with wild beasts
2341. thériomacheó
Strong's Concordance
thériomacheó: to fight with wild beasts
Original Word: θηριομαχέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: thériomacheó
Phonetic Spelling: (thay-ree-om-akh-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I fight with wild beasts
Definition: I fight with wild beasts (i.e. wild beasts in human form); met: I am exposed to fierce hostility.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2341: θηριομαχέω

θηριομαχέω, θηριομάχω: 1 aorist ἐθηριομάχησα; (θηριομαχος); to fight with wild beasts (Diodorus 3, 43, 7; Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 2, 54; 5, 49); εἰ ἐθηριομάχησα ἐν Ἐφέσῳ, 1 Corinthians 15:32 — these words some take literally, supposing that Paul was condemned to fight with wild beasts; others explain them tropically of a fierce contest with brutal and ferocious men (so θηριομάχειν in Ignatius ad Rom. 5 [ET] (etc.); ὁιοις θηρίοις μαχομεθα says Pompey, in the Appendix, bell. 104:2,61; see θηρίον). The former opinion encounters the objection that Paul would not have omitted this most terrible of all perils from the catalog in 2 Corinthians 11:23ff

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
fight with wild beasts.

From a compound of therion and machomai; to be a beast-fighter (in the gladiatorial show), i.e. (figuratively) to encounter (furious men) -- fight with wild beasts.

see GREEK therion

see GREEK machomai

Forms and Transliterations
εθηριομαχησα εθηριομάχησα ἐθηριομάχησα etheriomachesa etheriomáchesa ethēriomachēsa ethēriomáchēsa
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Strong's Greek 2341
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ἐθηριομάχησα — 1 Occ.

1 Corinthians 15:32 V-AIA-1S
GRK: κατὰ ἄνθρωπον ἐθηριομάχησα ἐν Ἐφέσῳ
NAS: motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus,
KJV: of men I have fought with beasts at
INT: according to man I fought wild beasts in Ephesus

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