Word Summary
oryssō: to dig
Original Word: ὀρύσσω
Transliteration: oryssō
Phonetic Spelling: (or-oos'-so)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to dig
Meaning: to dig
Strong's Concordance

Apparently a primary verb; to "burrow" in the ground, i.e. Dig -- dig.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3736: ὀρύσσω

ὀρύσσω: 1 aorist ὤρυξα; from Homer down; the Sept. for חָפַר, כָּרָה, etc.; to dig: to make τί by digging, Mark 12:1; τί ἐν τίνι, Matthew 21:33; equivalent to to make a pit, ἐν τῇ γῆ, Matthew 25:18 (here T Tr WH ὤρυξεν γῆν). (Compare: διορύσσω, ἐξορύσσω.)