Middle voice prolonged from πύθω puthō , a primary word, (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); to question, that is, ascertain by inquiry (as a matter of information merely; and thus differing from 2065 which properly means a request as a favor; and from 154 which is strictly a demand of something due; as well as from 2212 which implies a search for something hidden; and from 1189 which involves the idea of urgent need); by implication to learn (by casual intelligence): - ask, demand, enquire, understand.