Word Summary
katheudō: to sleep
Original Word: καθεύδω
Transliteration: katheudō
Phonetic Spelling: (kath-yoo'-do)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to sleep
Meaning: to sleep
Strong's Concordance
to sleep

From kata and heudo (to sleep); to lie down to rest, i.e. (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively) -- (be a-)sleep.

see GREEK kata

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2518: καθεύδω

καθεύδω; imperfect 3 person plural ἐκάθευδον; from Homer down; the Sept. mostly for שָׁכַב;

1. to fall asleep, to drop off to sleep: Matthew 25:5.

2. to sleep;

a. properly: Matthew 8:24; Matthew 9:24 (on this and its parallels, cf. B. D. American edition, p. 1198{a}); ; Mark 4:27, 38; Mark 5:39; Mark 13:36; Mark 14:37, 40; Luke 8:52; Luke 22:46; 1 Thessalonians 5:7.

b. euphemistically, to be dead: 1 Thessalonians 5:10; (Psalm 87:6 (); Daniel 12:2).

c. metaphorically, to yield to sloth and sin, and be indifferent to one's salvation: Ephesians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:6.