καταλαμβάνω

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From κατα- ‎(kata-, against) +‎ λαμβάνω ‎(lambánō, I take)

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καταλαμβάνω ‎(katalambánō)

  1. I seize, grasp, hold
  2. I grasp with the mind: comprehend
  3. I catch, overtake
  4. I find, detect
  5. I occur, befall (often of events, especially negative events: death, disaster, defeat, etc.)

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Verb[edit]

καταλαμβάνω ‎(katalamváno) ‎(simple past κατέλαβα, passive form καταλαμβάνομαι)

  1. seize, capture, acquire sovereignty
  2. (crime) detect
  3. understand, grasp (possibly incorrectly)

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