Word Summary
ptōcheuō: to be a beggar, be destitute
Original Word: πτωχεύω
Transliteration: ptōcheuō
Phonetic Spelling: (pto-khyoo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be a beggar, be destitute
Meaning: to be a beggar, be destitute
Strong's Concordance
become poor.

From ptochos; to be a beggar, i.e. (by implication) to become indigent (figuratively) -- become poor.

see GREEK ptochos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4433: πτωχεύω

πτωχεύω: 1 aorist ἐπτώχευσα; (πτωχός, which see); properly, to be a beggar, to beg; so in classical Greek from Homer down; in the N. T. once, to be poor: 2 Corinthians 8:9, on which see πλούσιος, b. at the end (Tobit 4:21; the Sept. for דָּלַל to be weak, afflicted, Judges 6:6; Psalm 78:8 (; for נורַשׁ to be reduced to want, Proverbs 23:21; רוּשׁ to be needy, Psalm 33:11 ().