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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #283 - ἀμίαντος

Word Origin:
from (1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (3392)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. not defiled, unsoiled
    1. free from that by which the nature of a thing is deformed and debased, or its force and vigour impaired
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμίαντος, ον,


1. undefiled, pure, ὕδωρ Thgn. 447; φάος Pi. Fr. 142; αἰθήρ B. 3.86; A. Pers. 578 calls the sea ἡ ἀμίαντος; ἀ. τοῦ ἀνοσίου πέρι free from stain of ungodliness, Pl. Lg. 777d; περὶ τῶν ὁσιωτάτων Epicur. Nat. 15.34; γάμοι οἱ ἀ. Epigr.Gr. 204.13 (Cnidos), cf..Hebrews 13:4; τόπος LXX 2 Maccabees 15:34; κληρονομία 1 Peter 1:4.

2. not to be defiled, D.H. 2.75.

II ὁ ἀ. λίθος asbestos, Arist. Fr. 495, Dsc. 5.138, Plin. HN 36.139.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἀμίαντος, (μιαίνω), "not defiled, unsoiled; free from that by which the nature of a thing is deformed and debased, or its force and vigor impaired": καίτη pure, free from adultery, Hebrews 13:4; κληρονομία (without defect), 1 Peter 1:4; θρησκεία, James 1:27; pure from sin, Hebrews 7:26. (Also in the Greek writings; in an ethical sense, Plato, legg. 6, p. 777e.; Plutarch, Periel. e. 39 βίος καθαρός καί ἀμίαντος.)

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