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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #175 - ἄκαρπος

Word Origin:
from (1) (as a negative particle) and (2590)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. metaph. without fruit, barren, not yielding what it ought to yield
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6757 ‑ צַלְמָוֶת (tsal‑maw'‑veth);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄκαρπ-ος, ον,


1. without fruit, barren, E. Fr. 898.8, Pl. Ti. 91c; ἄ. ξύλον, = ἀκακία, LXX Isaiah 41:19 : c. gen., λίμνη ἄ. ἰχθύων Paus. 5.7.3.

2. metaph., fruitless, unprofitable, πόνος B. Fr. 7.5; λόγοι Pl. Phdr. 277a; τὰ ἄ. Arist. EN 1125a11. Adv. -πως S. OT 254.

II Act., making barren, A. Eu. 942, cf. Max. Tyr. 5.4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἄκαρπος, (καρπός) (from Aeschylus down), without fruit, barren;

1. properly: δένδρα, Jude 1:12.

2. metaphorically, not yielding what it ought to yield, ( A. V. unfruitful): Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19; destitute of good deeds, Titus 3:14; 2 Peter 1:8; contributing nothing to the instruction, improvement, comfort, of others, 1 Corinthians 14:14; by litotes pernicious, Ephesians 5:11 ( Wisdom of Solomon 15:4; cf. Grimm on Wisdom of Solomon 1:11).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The adj. may be cited from P Oxy I. 539 (A.D. 316) ὅθ [εν ] ἐφῖδον τὴν περσείαν ἄκαρπον οὖσαν πολλ [ ]ν ἐτῶν διόλου ξηραντῖσαν. For the subst. see Syll 42030 (i/A.D.) διὰ τὰς γενομένας ἐφ [εξ ]ῆς ἀκαρπίας τῶν ἐλαιῶν.


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ακαρπα άκαρπα ἄκαρπα ακαρποι άκαρποι ἄκαρποι ακαρποις ακάρποις ἀκάρποις ακαρπος άκαρπος άκαρπός ἄκαρπος ἄκαρπός ακαρπους ακάρπους ἀκάρπους ακάρπω akarpa ákarpa akarpoi ákarpoi akarpois akárpois akarpos ákarpos ákarpós akarpous akárpous
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