Word Summary
katakeimai: to lie down, recline
Original Word: κατάκειμαι
Transliteration: katakeimai
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ak'-i-mahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to lie down, recline
Meaning: to lie down, recline
Strong's Concordance
recline, lie, sit down at meals

From kata and keimai; to lie down, i.e. (by implication) be sick; specially, to recline at a meal -- keep, lie, sit at meat (down).

see GREEK kata

see GREEK keimai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2621: κατάκειμαι

κατάκειμαι; imperfect 3 person singular κατέκειτο; (κεῖμαι, to lie (see κατά, III. 1)); to have lain down i. e. to lie prostrate;

a. of the sick (cf. colloquial, 'down sick') (Herodotus 7, 229; Lucian, Icarom. 31; (Plutarch, vit. Cicero 43, 3)): Mark 1:30; John 5:6; Acts 28:8; followed by ἐπί with the dative of the couch or pallet, Mark 2:4 R G L marginal reading; (Acts 9:33 R G); Luke 5:25 R L; ἐπί τιονς, Acts 9:33 (L T Tr WH); ἐπί τί, Luke 5:25 T Tr WH (Buttmann, § 147, 24 note; Winer's Grammar, 408 (381) note); ἐν with the dative of place, John 5:3.

b. of those at meals, to recline (Athen. 1, 42, p. 23 c.; Xenophon, an. 6, 1, 4; conv. 1, 14; Plato, conv., p. 177 d.; rep. ii., p. 372 d., etc.; (Diogenes Laërtius 7, 1, 19; see ἀνάκειμαι): absolutely, Mark 14:3; Luke 5:29; followed by ἐν with the dative of place, Mark 2:15; 1 Corinthians 8:10; Luke 7:37 L T Tr WH.