Word Summary
peripoieō: to preserve, get possession of
Original Word: περιποιέω
Transliteration: peripoieō
Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-poy-eh'-om-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to preserve, get possession of
Meaning: to preserve, get possession of
Strong's Concordance
acquire, purchase.

Middle voice from peri and poieo; to make around oneself, i.e. Acquire (buy) -- purchase.

see GREEK peri

see GREEK poieo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4046: περιποιέω

περιποιέω, περιποιῶ: middle, present περιποιοῦμαι; 1 aorist περιεποιησάμην; (see περί, III. 2); from Herodotus down; "to make to remain over; to reserve, to leave or keep safe, lay by; middle to make to remain for oneself," i. e.:

1. to preserve for oneself (the Sept. for הֶחֱיָה): τήν ψυχήν, life, Luke 17:33 T Tr WH (τάς ψυχάς, Xenophon, Cyril 4, 4, 10).

2. to get for oneself, purchase: τί, Acts 20:28 (Isaiah 43:21; δύναμιν, Thucydides 1, 9; Xenophon, mem. 2, 7, 3); τί ἐμαυτῷ, gain for myself (Winer's Grammar, § 38, 6), 1 Timothy 3:13 (1 Macc. 6:44; Xenophon, an. 5, 8, 17).