Word Summary
pōleō: to exchange or barter, to sell
Original Word: πωλέω
Transliteration: pōleō
Phonetic Spelling: (po-leh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to exchange or barter, to sell
Meaning: to exchange or barter, to sell
Strong's Concordance
sell, whatever is sold.

Probably ultimately from pelomai (to be busy, to trade); to barter (as a pedlar), i.e. To sell -- sell, whatever is sold.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4453: πωλέω

πωλέω, πώλω; imperfect ἐπώλουν; 1 aorist ἐπώλησα; present passive πωλοῦμαι; (πελῶ πέλομαι, to turn, turn about, (Curtius, § 633, p. 470), from which (through the noun πωλη; Lob. in Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. ii. 57 bottom) πωλοῦμαι, Latinversor, followed by εἰς with the accusative of place, to frequent a place; cf. the Latinvenio andveneo); from Herodotus down; the Sept. for מָכַר; properly, to barter, i. e. to sell: absolutely (opposed to ἀγοράζειν), Luke 17:28; Revelation 13:17; οἱ πωλοῦντες (opposed to οἱ ἀγοράζοντες, buyers), sellers, Matthew 21:12; Matthew 25:9; Mark 11:15; Luke 19:45; with the accusative of a thing, Matthew 13:44; Matthew 19:21; Matthew 21:12; Mark 10:21; Mark 11:15; Luke (); ; John 2:14, 16; Acts 5:1; supply αὐτόν, Acts 4:37; αὐτά, Acts 4:34; passive, 1 Corinthians 10:25; with a genitive of price added, Matthew 10:29; Luke 12:6.