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#203 - ἀκροβυστία

from (G206) and probably a modified form of posthe (the penis or male sexual organ)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. having the foreskin, uncircumcised
  2. a Gentile
  3. a condition in which the corrupt desires rooted in the flesh were not yet extinct
Strong #: 6190 ‑ עָרְלָה (or‑law');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀκρο-βυστία, ἡ,

I foreskin, LXX Genesis 17:11, al., Ph. Fr. 49 H., Acts 11:3.


1. state of having the foreskin, uncircumcision, Romans 2:25, etc.

2. collect., the uncircumcised, Romans 2:26; Romans 3:30, etc. (Prob. from ἄκρος and a Semitic root, cf. Bab. buśtu 'pudenda', Heb. bôsheth 'shame': wrongly derived from ἄκρος, βύω by EM 53.48.)

ἀκροβυστία , -ας , ή

(perh. an Alexandrian form of cl. ἀκροποσθία ; cf. MM, VGT, s.v.),

[in LXX for H6190;]

the prepuce, foreskin (LXX), hence abstr., uncircumcision: Acts 11:3, Romans 2:25-27; Romans 3:30; Romans 4:10-12, 1 Corinthians 7:18-19, Galatians 5:6; Galatians 6:15, Colossians 2:13; Colossians 3:11 By meton., the uncircumcised: Romans 4:9, Galatians 2:7, Ephesians 2:11.†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

We have (naturally enough) no citations to illustrate this technical word of Jewish ritual, but a note on its formation might be given (from J. H. Moulton’s forthcoming Grammar of NT Greek, vol. II.) : "; Ἀκροποσθία, a normal descriptive cpd. from ἄκρος and πόσθη with a fresh suffix, is found in Hippocrates, and is obviously the original of the LXX word. When a word containing a vox obscaena was taken from medical vocabulary into popular religious speech, it was natural to disguise it : a rare word βύστρα = βύσμα may supply the model. ";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
ακροβυστια ακροβυστία ἀκροβυστία ἀκροβυστίᾳ ακροβυστίαις ακροβυστιαν ακροβυστίαν ἀκροβυστίαν ακροβυστιας ακροβυστίας ἀκροβυστίας ακροβυστιών ακρόβυστοι akrobustia akrobustian akrobustias akrobystia akrobystía akrobystíāi akrobystian akrobystían akrobystias akrobystías
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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