Word Summary
apolambanō: to receive from, receive as one's due
Original Word: ἀπολαμβάνω
Transliteration: apolambanō
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ol-am-ban'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to receive from, receive as one's due
Meaning: to receive from, receive as one's due
Strong's Concordance
receive, take.

From apo and lambano; to receive (specially, in full, or as a host); also to take aside -- receive, take.

see GREEK apo

see GREEK lambano

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 618: ἀπολαμβάνω

ἀπολαμβάνω; future ἀπολήψομαι (Colossians 3:24; L T Tr WH ἀπολήμψεσθε; see λαμβάνω); 2 aorist ἀπέλαβον; 2 aorist middle ἀπελαβομην; from Herodotus down;

1. to receive (from another, ἀπό (cf. Meyer on Galatians 4:5; Ellicott ibid. and Winers De verb. comp. etc. as below)) what is due or promised (cf. ἀποδίδωμι, 2): τήν υἱοθεσίαν, the adoption promised to believers, Galatians 4:5; τά ἀγαθά σου thy good things, which thou couldst expect and as it were demand, which seemed due to thee (Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part iv., p. 13), Luke 16:25. Hence,

2. to take again or back, to recover: Luke 6:34 (T Tr text WH λαβεῖν); Luke 15:27; and to receive by way of retribution: Luke 18:30 (L text Tr marginal reading WH text λάβῃ); ; Romans 1:27; 2 John 1:8; Colossians 3:24.

3. to take from others, take apart or aside; middle τινα, to take a person with one aside out of the view of others: with the addition of ἀπό τοῦ ὄχλου κατ' ἰδίαν in Mark 7:33 (Josephus, b. j. 2, 7, 2; and in the Act., 2 Macc. 6:21; ὑστασπεα ἀπολαβών μουνον, Herodotus 1, 209; Aristophanes ran. 78; ἰδίᾳ ἕνα τῶν τριῶν ἀπολαβών, Appendix,

b. 104:5, 40).

4. to receive anyone hospitably: 3 John 1:8, where L T Tr WH have restored ὑπολαμβάνειν.