Word Summary
phortizō: to load
Original Word: φορτίζω
Transliteration: phortizō
Phonetic Spelling: (for-tid'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to load
Meaning: to load
Strong's Concordance
to load, burden

From phortos; to load up (properly, as a vessel or animal), i.e. (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety) -- lade, by heavy laden.

see GREEK phortos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5412: φορτίζω

φορτίζω; perfect passive participle πεφορτισμένος; (φόρτος, which see); to place a burden upon, to load: φορτίζειν τινα φορτίον (on the double accusative see Buttmann, 149 (130)), to load one with a burden (of rites and unwarranted precepts), Luke 11:46; πεφορτισμένος 'heavy laden' (with the burdensome requirements of the Mosaic law and of tradition, and with the consciousness of sin), Matthew 11:28. (Ezekiel 16:33; Hesiod, Works, 692; Lucian, navig. 45; Anthol. 10, 5, 5; ecclesiastical writings) (Compare: ἀποφορτίζομαι.)