Word Summary
koptō: to cut (off), strike, to mourn
Original Word: κόπτω
Transliteration: koptō
Phonetic Spelling: (kop'-to)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to cut (off), strike, to mourn
Meaning: to cut (off), strike, to mourn
Strong's Concordance
cut down, strike

A primary verb; to "chop"; specially, to beat the breast in grief -- cut down, lament, mourn, (be-)wail. Compare the base of tomoteros.

see GREEK tomoteros

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2875: κόπτω

κόπτω: imperfect 3 person plural ἔκοπτον; 1 aorist participle κοψας (Mark 11:8 T Tr text WH); middle, imperfect ἐκοπτομην; future κόψομαι; 1 aorist ἐκοψαμην; (from Homer down); to cut, strike, smite (the Sept. for הִכָּה, כָּרַת, etc.): τί ἀπό or ἐκ τίνος, to cut from, cut off, Matthew 21:8; Mark 11:8. Middle to beat one's breast for grief, Latinplango (R. V. mourn): (Aeschylus Pers. 683; Plato, others; the Sept. often so for סָפַד); τινα, to mourn or bewail one (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 32, 1 γ.): Luke 8:52; Luke 23:27, (Genesis 23:2; 1 Samuel 25:1, etc.; Aristophanes, Lysias, 396; Anthol. 11, 135, 1); ἐπί τινα, Revelation 1:7; ( T Tr WH) (2 Samuel 11:26); ἐπί τινα, Revelation 18:9 (R G L), cf. Zechariah 12:10. (Compare: ἀνακόπτω, ἀποκόπτω, ἐκκόπτω, ἐνκόπτω, κατακόπτω, προκόπτω, προσκόπτω. Synonym: cf. θρηνέω.)