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Strong's #111 - ἀθέμιτος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of themis (statute, from the base of (G5087))
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  1. contrary to law and justice, prohibited by law, illicit, criminal
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KJV (2)
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
NAS (2)
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
HCS (2)
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
BSB (2)
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
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Acts 1
1 Peter 1
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Acts 1
1 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄθεμ-ις, ιτος, ὁ, ἡ,

lawless, Pi. P. 3.32, 4.109, E. Ion 1903 (lyr.): Comp. -ίστερος Opp. H. 1.756.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀθέμιτος, , a later form for the ancient and preferable ἀθέμιστος (θεμιτός, θεμιστός, θεμίζω, θέμις law, right), contrary to law and justice, prohibited by law, illicit, criminal: 1 Peter 4:3 (here A. V. abominable); ἀθέμιτόν ἐστι τίνι with an infinitive, Acts 10:28.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** -θέμιτος

(late form of ἀθέμιστος , LS, MM, VGT, s.v.), -ον (<θέμις , custom, right),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 6:5; 2 Maccabees 7:1; 2 Maccabees 10:34, 3 Maccabees 5:20*;]

(a) of persons, lawless (3Mac, l.c.);

(b) of things, lawless, unlawful: Acts 10:28, 1 Peter 4:3.†

SYN.: see ἄθεσμος G113.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This late form is found in P Tor I. 1ii. 22 (B.C. 116) αἷς [sc. θεαῖς ] ἀθέμιτά ἐστιν νεκρὰ σώματα, a passage which seems to support the rendering ";abominable"; in 1 Peter 4:3, and in consequence perhaps the Gentile destination of the Epistle : see Bigg’s note ad l. Vettius Valens the astrologer (ii/A.D.) tells us that under the influence of Saturn, Mars and Venus some people ἀθεμίτοις μίξεσι καὶ ἀδιαφόροις (";reckless";) ἀνεπιστρεπτοῦσι (p. 43.27) : the same writer (p. 184.5) speaks of men who ἀρνοῦνται τὰ θεῖα καὶ ἑτεροσεβοῦσι ἢ ἀθεμιτοφαγοῦσιν. The word is thus equivalent to nefastus.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αθεμιτοις αθεμίτοις ἀθεμίτοις αθεμιτον αθέμιτόν ἀθέμιτόν athemitois athemítois athemiton athémitón
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