Word Summary
harpagmos: the act of seizing or the thing seized
Original Word: ἁρπαγμός
Transliteration: harpagmos
Phonetic Spelling: (har-pag-mos')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: the act of seizing or the thing seized
Meaning: the act of seizing or the thing seized
Strong's Concordance

From harpazo; plunder (properly concrete) -- robbery.

see GREEK harpazo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 725: ἁρπαγμός

ἁρπαγμός, ἁρπαγμου, (ἁρπάζω);

1. the act of seizing, robbery (so Plutarch, de book educ. c. 15 (others 14, 37), vol. 2:12 a. the only instance of its use noted in secular authors).

2. a thing seized or to be seized, booty: ἁρπαγμόν ἡγεῖσθαι τί to deem anything a prlze — a thing to be seized upon or to be held fast, retained, Philippians 2:6; on the meaning of this passage see μορφή; (ἡγεῖσθαι or ποιεῖσθαι τί ἅρπαγμα, Eusebius, h. e. 8, 12, 2; vit. Const. 2, 31; (commentaries in Luc. vi., cf. Mai, Nov. Biblical Patr. iv., p. 165); Heliodorus 7, 11 and 20; 8, 7; (Plutarch, de Alex. virt. 1, 8, p. 330d.);utomniumbonapraedamtuamduceres, Cicero, Verr. 2:5, 15, 39; (see Lightfoot on Phil., p. 133f (cf. p. 111); Wetstein at the passage; Cremer, 4te Aufl., p. 153f)).