Word Summary
ekdēmeō: to be away from home, absent
Original Word: ἐκδημέω
Transliteration: ekdēmeō
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-day-meh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be away from home, absent
Meaning: to be away from home, absent
Strong's Concordance
be absent.

From a compound of ek and demos; to emigrate, i.e. (figuratively) vacate or quit -- be absent.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK demos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1553: ἐκδημέω

ἐκδημέω, ἐκδήμω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐκδημῆσαι; (ἔκδημος away from home);

1. to go abroad (Herodotus, Sophocles, Plato, Josephus, others); hence, universally, to emigrate, depart: ἐκ τοῦ σώματος, from the body as the earthly abode of the spirit, 2 Corinthians 5:8.

2. to be or live abroad: 2 Corinthians 5:9; ἀπό τοῦ κυρίου, abode with whom is promised us, 2 Corinthians 5:6; in these examples opposed to ἐνδήμω, which see