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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

#48 - ἁγνίζω

from (G53)
Parts of Speech
  1. ceremonially
    1. to make pure, purify, cleanse
  2. morally
Strong #: 2398 ‑ חָטָא (khaw‑taw');  2891 ‑ טָהֵר (taw‑hare');  5144 ‑ נָזַר (naw‑zar');  6942 ‑ קָדַשׁ (kaw‑dash');  6944 ‑ קֹדֶשׁ (ko'‑desh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἁγνίζω, fut. ῐῶ (ἀφ-) LXX Numbers 8:6 : pf. ἥγνικα 1 Peter 1:22 : (ἁγνός):

1. wash off, cleanse away, esp. by water (τὸ πῦρ καθαίρει.. τὸ ὕδωρ ἁγνίζει Plu. 2.263e), λύμαθ' ἁγνίσας ἐμά S. Aj. 655; τινὰ πηγαῖς E. IT 1039.

2. cleanse, purify, χέρας σὰς ἁγνίσας μιάσματος E. HF 1324, cf. Diph. 126.1, LXX Exodus 19:10 : Med., purify oneself, i[*]. John 3:5, Plu. 2.1105b: Pass., ἁγνίσθητι Acts 21:24; ἀπὸ οἴνου LXX Numbers 6:3 (Pass.).

3. esp. ἁ. τὸν θανόντα purify the dead by fire, S. Ant. 545: Pass., σώμαθ' ἡγνίσθη πυρί E. Supp. 1211.

4. sacrifice, E. Fr. 314, IT 705 (Pass.).

5. hallow, consecrate, Aristonous 1.17 (Pass.).

6. burn up, consume, S. Fr. 116; ἐπαστράψας αἰθὴρ ἥγνισε.. ἱστορίαν AP 7.49 (Bianor).


(<ἁγνός ),

[in LXX always ceremonially, chiefly for H6942;]

to purify, cleanse from defilement;

(a) ceremonially: John 11:55, Acts 21:24; Acts 21:26; Acts 24:18;

(b) morally: James 4:8, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 John 3:3.†

SYN.: καθαρίζω G2511, q.v. (and see ἁγνός G53).

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The verb occurs in the Leyden Papyrus magica (ed. Dieterich) VI. 36 ποιήσας βόθρον ἐπὶ ἡγνισμένῳ τόπῳ. For the subst. see Syll 879.18 f. (end of iii/B.C.) τὸν δὲ γυναικονόμον τὸν ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμου αἱρούμενον τοῖς ἁγνισμοῖς κτλ. Cf. Anz Subsidia, p. 283.


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