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Strong's #1312 - διαφθορά

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1311)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. corruption, destruction
  2. in the NT that destruction which is effected by the decay of the body after death
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2254 ‑ חָבַל (khaw‑bal');  2256 ‑ חֶבֶל (kheh'‑bel, khay'‑bel);  4073 ‑ מַדְחֵפָה (med‑akh‑faw');  4341 ‑ מַכְאֹבָה (mak‑obe', mak‑obe', mak‑o‑baw');  7843 ‑ שָׁחַת (shaw‑khath');  
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KJV (6)
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Acts 5
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. Ion. διαφθορ-ρή, ἡ, (διαφθείρω) destruction, ruin, ἐπὶ -φθορᾷ τῆς πόλεως Th. 8.86; ἀπέστειλε ἐπὶ διαφθορῇ Hdt. 4.164; μέχρι διαφθορᾶς Pl. Mx. 242d: pl., S. OT 573, etc.

2. destruction, blight, of things, ὀμμάτων διαφθοραί Id. OC 552; διαφθορὰ μορφῆς A. Pr. 643.

3. in moral sense, corruption, seduction, νέων X. Revelation 19:1-21; κριτῶν Arist. Rh. 1372a34 (pl.).

4. miscarriage, abortion, Hp. Mul. 1.3, Coac. 505, Melanges Holleaux 265 (ii/i B. C.).

5. stomachic disorder, Aret. CA 1.5.

II concrete, ἰχθύσιν δ. a prey for fishes, of a corpse, S. Aj. 1297; πολεμίοις ὕβρισμα καὶ δ. E. HF 459.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαφθορά, διαφθορᾶς, (διαφθείρω), corruption, destruction; in the N. T. that destruction which is effected by the decay of the body after death: Acts 2:27, 31; Acts 13:34-37 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 65, 10), see εἰδῶ, I 5 and ὑποστρέφω, 2. (the Sept. for שָׁחַת; in Greek writings from Aeschylus down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -φθορὰ , -ᾶς ,

(< διαφθείρω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7843, and cogn. forms;]

1. destruction.

2. corruption (physical or moral): of the grave, Acts 2:27 (LXX), Acts 2:31; Acts 13:34-37.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
διαφθορά διαφθοραίς διαφθοραν διαφθοράν διαφθοράς διαφθορών διαφλέξει διαφόρημα διαφορούντές diaphthoran diaphthorán
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