Word Summary
epikeimai: to lie on
Original Word: ἐπίκειμαι
Transliteration: epikeimai
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ik'-i-mahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to lie on
Meaning: to lie on
Strong's Concordance
impose, press upon.

From epi and keimai; to rest upon (literally or figuratively) -- impose, be instant, (be) laid (there-, up-)on, (when) lay (on), lie (on), press upon.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK keimai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1945: ἐπίκειμαι

ἐπίκειμαι; imperfect ἐπεκειμην; to lie upon or over, rest upon, be laid or placed upon;

a. properly: ἐπί τίνι, John 11:38; namely, on the burning coals, John 21:9.

b. figuratively, α. of things: of the pressure of a violent tempest, χειμῶνος ἐπικειμένου, Acts 27:20 (Plutarch, Timol. 28, 7); ἀνάγκη μοι ἐπίκειται, is laid upon me, 1 Corinthians 9:16 (Homer, Iliad 6, 458); ἐπικείμενα, of observances imposed on a man by law, Hebrews 9:10 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 635 (589)]. β. of men; to press upon, to be urgent: with the dative of person Luke 5:1; ἐπέκειντο αἰτούμενοι, Luke 23:23 (πολλῷ μᾶλλον ἐπέκειτο ἀξιῶν, Josephus, Antiquities 18, 6, 6; μᾶλλον ἐπέκειντο βλασφημοῦντες, 20, 5, 3).

STRONGS NT 1945a: ἐπικέλλωἐπικέλλω: (1 aorist ἐπεκειλα); to run a ship ashore, to bring to land; so from Homer, Odyssey 9, 148 down; ἐπέκειλαν (R G ἐπώκειλαν) τήν ναῦν, Acts 27:41 L T Tr WH; but in opposition see Meyer at the passage (Cf. B. D. American edition, p. 3009.)

STRONGS NT 1945b: ἐπικεφάλαιον [ἐπικεφάλαιον, ἐπικεφαλαιου, τό, head-money, poll-tax, (Aristotle, oec. 2, p. 1346{a}, 4 and 1348{a}, 32): Mark 12:14 WH (rejected) marginal reading for κῆνσον (others).]