Word Summary
kataballō: to cast down
Original Word: καταβάλλω
Transliteration: kataballō
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ab-al'-lo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to cast down
Meaning: to cast down
Strong's Concordance
cast down, lay.

From kata and ballo; to throw down -- cast down, lay.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK ballo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2598: καταβάλλω

καταβάλλω: passive and middle present participle καταβαλλόμενος; 1 aorist passive κατεβλήθην; (from Homer down); the Sept. for הִפִּיל;

1. to cast down: τινα, passive, Revelation 12:10 Rec.; to throw to the ground, prostrate: passive, 2 Corinthians 4:9 (where the metaphor is taken from an athlete or combatant).

2. to put in a lower place: in the phrase θεμέλιον καταβάλλομαι, to lay (down) a foundation (Josephus, Antiquities 11, 4, 4; 15, 11, 3; Dionysius Halicarnassus, Antiquities 3, 69; others), Hebrews 6:1.