Lectionary Calendar
Monday, July 22nd, 2024
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
Take your personal ministry to the Next Level by helping StudyLight build churches and supporting pastors in Uganda.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #1244 - διαιρέω

from (G1223) and (G138)
Parts of Speech
Search for…
Browse by letter:
Prev Entry
Next Entry
  1. to divide into parts, to part, to tear, cleave or cut asunder
  2. to distribute
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 914 ‑ בָּדַל (baw‑dal');  1334 ‑ בָּתַר (baw‑thar');  1504 ‑ גָּזַר (gaw‑zar');  2505 ‑ חָלַק (khaw‑lak');  2673 ‑ חָצָה (khaw‑tsaw');  2686 ‑ חָצַץ (khaw‑tsats');  5157 ‑ נָחַל (naw‑khal');  5408 ‑ נָתַח (naw‑thakh');  6386 ‑ פְּלַג (pel‑ag');  6537 ‑ פְּרֵס (per‑as');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
BSB (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
CSB (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
ESV (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
KJV (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
LEB (0)
The Lexham English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
LSB (3)
Luke 2
1 Corinthians 1
N95 (3)
Luke 2
1 Corinthians 1
NAS (3)
Luke 2
1 Corinthians 1
NLT (1)
1 Corinthians 1
WEB (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
YLT (2)
Luke 1
1 Corinthians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I take apart, cleave in twain, divide, διὰ δ' ἀμφοτέρους ἕλε κύκλους ἀσπίδος Il. 20.280; παῖδα κατὰ μέλεα διελών Hdt. 1.119; δ. λαγόν cut it open, ib. 123; δ. πυλίδα break it open, Th. 4.110, 6.51; δ. τὴν ὀροφήν tear away, pull down, Id. 4.48; τοὺς σταυρούς X. An. 5.2.21; δ. τοῦ τείχους take down part of the wall, make a breach in it, Th. 2.75; τὸ διῃρημένον the breach, ib. 76, 5.3; διῃρημένοι τὸ ὑπόζωμα, of insects, Arist. HA 556a18; διαιρουμένος τὴν καρδίαν Phld. Sign. 1.


1. divide, δύο μοίρας Λυδῶν the Lydians into two parts, Hdt. 1.94, cf. 4.148; δύο μερίδας D. 48.12; δ. τριχῇ ψυχήν Pl. Phdr. 253c; δ. εἰς τὸ ἐλάχιστον Arist. Sens. 440b5; εἰς ὁμοιομερῆ Id. HA 486a5 (Pass.): Med., divide for themselves, κατ' ὀλίγας ναῦς διελόμενοι distributing their ships in small divisions, Th. 4.11; τοῖς δικάζουσι δ. τὰ ὦτα lending an ear to both parties, Lib. Or. 52.4; divide among themselves, τιμάς Hes. Th. 112; τὴν ληΐην Hdt. 9.85; κατὰ πόλεις τὸ ἔργον Th. 7.19; τἀδικήματα D. 45.38: abs., δ. κατὰ πόλεις Th. 5.114: Pass., διῃρημένοι κατ' ἀναπαύλας divided into relays, Id. 2.75; διαιρήσομαι as fut. Pass., Pl. Plt. 261c; διῄρητο τὰ τῶν Ἑλλήνων εἰς δύο D. 10.51.

2. break up, opp. συντιθέναι, Pl. Phd. 78c, etc.

3. dispense, φάρμακον Plu. 2.73b.


1. distinguish, τυραννίδος εἴδη δύο διείλομεν Arist. Pol. 1295a8, etc.; δ. πότερα.. X. Oec. 7.26: abs., Ar. Nu. 742: Med., Pl. Tht. 182c; δ. τοὺς ἀμείνους καὶ τοὺς χείρονας Id. Lg. 950c; δ. περί τινος Id. Chrm. 163d.

2. determine, decide, διαφορὰς διαιρέοντες Hdt. 4.23; δίκας A. Eu. 472; τοῦτο πρᾶγμα ib. 488; ψήφῳ δ. τοῦδε πράγματος πέρι ib. 630; τὰ ἀμφίλογα X. Vect. 3.3, cf. Pl. R. 571a, Prt. 314b, al.; κλήρῳ δ. τὸν νικῶντα Id. Lg. 946b; δ. περί τινος Arist. Ph. 239b13, etc.; διαιρείσθω πόσα εἴδη, etc., Id. Pol. 1300b18, etc.: abs., Ar. Ra. 1100; also δ. εἴτε E. Ba. 206 codd.

3. define expressly, Hdt. 7.16. γ and 103: Med., c. acc. et inf., Id. 7.47.

4. Med., interpret, τέρας, δημεῖον, D.H. 4.60, 9.6. in Logic, divide, δ. κατ' εἴδη τὰ ὄντα Pl. Phdr. 273e; divide a genus into its species, Arist. APo. 96b15, al.: Med., Id. PA 642b5. Math., divide, Pl. Lg. 895e (Pass.); διελόντι, dividendo, Archim. Sph.Cyl. 1.6, al. divide words, punctuate in reading, Isoc. 12.17, Arist. Rh. 1401a24 (Pass.); Gramm., resolve a diphthong or contracted form, διῃρῆσθαι Ἰακῶς A.D. Pron. 38.17, cf. Corn. ND 5, Hdn. Philet. p.456P. (Pass.). allocate revenues, OGI 573.24 (Cilicia).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαιρέω, διαίρω; 2 aorist διεῖλον;

1. to divide into parts, to part, to tear, cleave or cut asunder, (Homer and subsequent writings; Genesis 15:10; 1 Kings 3:25).

2. to distribute: τί τίνι (Xenophon, Cyril 4, 5, 51; Hell. 3, 2, 10): Luke 15:12; 1 Corinthians 12:11; (Joshua 18:5; 1 Chronicles 23:6, etc.).

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δι -αιρέω , - ,

[in LXX for H1334 (as Genesis 15:10), H1334 (as Joshua 18:5), etc.;]

1. to divide into parts, cut asunder.

2. to distribute: c. acc rei, dat. pers., Luke 15:12, 1 Corinthians 12:11.†

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

Division between two or more parties, as in Luke 15:12, is the ordinary force of the word. Thus in a iii/B.C. inscr. in Ἀθηνᾶ xx. p. 167 ἀγρὸς. . ὃν ἔλαβεν διαιρούμενος πρὸς τὸν ἀδελφόν, P Magd 29.4 (B.C. 218) διαιρέσεως γενομένης καὶ συγγρ [α ]φῆς τεθείσης διειρῆσθαι ἴσως καὶ ὁμοίως, οὐ διείρηταί μοι δικαίως —of a division of land that had not been carried through justly : cf. BGU IV. 1123.8 (time of Augustus) διαιρεθήσεται εἰς μέ [ρη ] ἴσα καὶ ὅμοια τρία, καὶ λήμψεται ἕκαστ [ο ]ς ἡμῶν μέρος ἕν, P Oxy X. 1278.10 (A.D. 214) διειρῆσθαι π [ρὸ ]ς ἑαυτοὺς τὴν καρπείαν, ";have divided among themselves the usufruct,"; and OGIS 573.24 (i/A.D.) διαιρείτωι δ ὁ ἱερεὺς τὰ (ε)ἰσφερόμενα τῶι θεῶι εἰς κατασκευὴν τοῦ τόπου, where the editor remarks that ";verbum notionem distribuendae pecuniae in diversas expensas quibus opus sit habere videtur."; With the dat. as in Lk l. c. cf. P Lond 880.11 (B.C. 113) (= III. p. 9) ὁμολογεῖ. . διειρῆσθαι τὰ ὑπάρχοντα [αὐ ]τῶι ἔγγαια τοῖς ἑαυτοῦ υἱοῖς. The construction with πρός is commoner. The more general sense of ";distribute,"; as in 1 Corinthians 12:11, may be seen in the Will of Epicteta, Michel 1001vi. 18 (c. B.C. 200) οἱ (sc. ) δὲ ἀρτυτὴρ διελεῖ τὰ ἱερὰ τοῖς παροῦσι. For the middle in the same sense cf. Syll 229.19 (iii/B.C.) διείλοντο τὸ ἀργύριον —the meaning is practically = διεῖλον πρὸς ἀλλήλους. In ib. 831.7 πάντα ἃ ἔχε [ι ] διελόμενος Νικήρατος πρὸς τὸν ἀδελφόν this will not apply.


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
διαιρεθήσεται διαιρεθώσιν διαιρείται διαιρούμενοι διαιρουν διαιρούν διαιροῦν διαιρών δίαιτα διαίταις δίαιταν διαίτη διαίτης διείλαντο διείλε διειλεν διείλεν διεῖλεν διελεί διελείν διελείσθε διελείται διελείτε διελέσθαι διέλετε διέλης διελούνται διελούσιν διηρέθη διηρέθησαν διηρημένη διήρηται διητώντο diairoun diairoûn dieilen dieîlen
Ads FreeProfile