Word Summary
ptoeō: to terrify
Original Word: πτοέω
Transliteration: ptoeō
Phonetic Spelling: (pto-eh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to terrify
Meaning: to terrify
Strong's Concordance

Probably akin to the alternate of pipto (through the idea of causing to fall) or to petomai (through that of causing to fly away); to scare -- frighten.

see GREEK pipto

see GREEK petomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4422: πτοέω

πτοέω, πτόω: 1 aorist passive ἐπτοήθην; (πτόα terror); from Homer down; to terrify; passive, to be terrified (the Sept. chiefly for חָתַת): Luke 21:9; Luke 24:37 (Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading θροηθεντες. Synonym: see φοβέω, at the end.)