Word Summary
pateō: to tread or tread on
Original Word: πατέω
Transliteration: pateō
Phonetic Spelling: (pat-eh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to tread or tread on
Meaning: to tread or tread on
Strong's Concordance
tread under foot.

From a derivative probably of paio (meaning a "path"); to trample (literally or figuratively) -- tread (down, under foot).

see GREEK paio

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3961: πατέω

πατέω, πάτω; future πατήσω; passive, present participle πατουμενος; 1 aorist ἐπατήθην; from Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Plato down; the Sept. for דָּרַך, etc.; to tread, i. e., a. to trample, crush with the feet: τήν ληνόν, Revelation 14:20; Revelation 19:15 (Judges 9:27; Nehemiah 13:15; Jeremiah 31:33 (); Lamentations 1:15).

b. to advance by setting foot upon, tread upon: ἐπάνω ὄφεων καί σκορπίων καί ἐπί πᾶσαν τήν δύναμιν τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, to encounter successfully the greatest perils from the machinations and persecutions with which Satan would fain thwart the preaching of the gospel, Luke 10:19 (cf. Psalm 90:13 ()).

c. to tread underfoot, trample on, i. e. treat with insult and contempt: to desecrate the holy city by devastation and outrage, Luke 21:24; Revelation 11:2 (from Daniel 8:13); see καταπατέω. (Compare: καταπατέω, περιπατέω, ἐμπεριπατέω