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Strong's #1813 - ἐξαλείφω

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  1. to anoint or wash in every part
    1. to besmear: i.e. cover with lime (to whitewash or plaster)
  2. to wipe off, wipe away
    1. to obliterate, erase, wipe out, blot out
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1639 ‑ גָּרַע (gaw‑rah');  2543 ‑ חֲמֹר (kham‑ore', kham‑ore');  2902 ‑ טוּחַ (too'‑akh);  4229 ‑ מָחָה (maw‑khaw');  7843 ‑ שָׁחַת (shaw‑khath');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


pf. Pass. ἐξαλήλιμμαι (v. infr.): subj. aor.2 Pass. ἐξαλῐφῇ v.l. in Pl. Phdr. 258b:

1. plaster or wash over, τοῦ σώματος τὸ ἥμισυ ἐξηλείφοντο γύψῳ Hdt. 7.69; ᾗ ἔτυχε.. οὐκ ἐξαληλιμμένον τὸ τεῖχος where it was not whitewashed, Th. 3.20; τοὺς βωμοὺς ἐξαλείψαντι IG 11.161 A 103 (Delos, iii B. C.): Med., anoint, μύρῳ βρενθείῳ ἐξαλείψαο Sapph. Supp. 23.20. II wipe out, obliterate, ἐξαλειφθεῖσ' ὡς ἄγαλμα E. Hel. 262: metaph., wipe out of one's mind, πάντα τὰ πρόσθεν Pl. Tht. 187b; τὸ γιγνώσκειν D. 37.34; [ ὑπόνοιαν ] Men. Pk. 310 (prob.); cancel, ἐ. ψηφίσματα And. 1.76; νόμους Lys. 1.48; αἰτίας Arist. Ath. 40.3; ἐξαλειφόντων (sc. τὸ ὀφείλημα) IG 12.91.10; esp. at Athens, ἐ. τινὰ ἐκ τοῦ καταλόγου strike his name off the roll, X. HG 2.3.51, cf. Arist. Ath. 36.2; so ἐ. τινά Ar. Eq. 877, cf. D. 39.39; opp. ἐγγράφω, Ar. Pax 1181, Lys. 30.2, etc.; ὑμᾶς ἐκ παντὸς τοῦ Ἑλληνικοῦ Th. 3.57: Med., ἐξαλείψασθαι τὰς ἀπογραφάς to get one's inventory cancelled, Pl. Lg. 850d: metaph., ἐ. πάθος φρενός blot it out from one's mind, E. Hec. 590.

2. metaph., wipe out, destroy, μὴ 'ξαλείψῃς σπέρμα Πελοπιδῶν A. Ch. 503, cf. E. Hipp. 1241: Pass., ἡ Σπάρτης εὐδαιμονίη οὐκ ἐξηλείφετο Hdt. 7.220; τιμὰς μὴ 'ξαλειφθῆναι A. Th. 15; οὐδ' ἄπαις δόμος.. ἐξαλειφθείη ποτ' ἄν E. IT 698.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐξαλείφω: future ἐξαλείψω; 1 aorist participle ἐξαλείψας; 1 aorist passive infinitive ἐξαλειφθῆναι ((WH ἐξαλιφθῆναι; see their Appendix, p. 154, and under the word Iota));

1. (εξ( denoting completeness (cf. ἐκ, VI. 6)), to anoint or wash in every part, hence, to besmear: equivalent to cover with lime (to whitewash or plaster), τό τεῖχος, Thucydides 3, 20; τούς τοίχους τοῦ ἱεροῦ (here to overlay with gold etc.), 1 Chronicles 29:4; τήν οἰκίαν, Leviticus 14:42 (for טוּחַ).

2. (εξ( denoting removal (cf. ἐκ, VI. 2)), to wipe off, wipe away: δάκρυον ἀπό (G L T Tr WH ἐκ) τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν, Revelation 7:17; Revelation 21:4 (R G WH marginal reading, others ἐκ); to obliterate, erase, wipe out, blot out, (Aeschylus, Herodotus, others; the Sept. for מָחָה): τί, Colossians 2:14; τό ὄνομα ἐκ τῆς βίβλου, Revelation 3:5 (Ps. 68(69):, cf. Deuteronomy 9:14; Deuteronomy 25:6); τάς ἁμαρτίας, the guilt of sins, Acts 3:19 (Psalm 108:13 (); τό ἀνόμημα, τάς ἀνομίας, Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 50:11 (); Sir. 46:20; τάς ἁμαρτίας ἀπαλείφειν, 3Macc. 2:19).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξ -αλείφω ,

[in LXX for H2902, Leviticus 14:42, al.; metaph., H4229, H7843, etc.;]

1. to plaster, wash over (LXX).

2. to wipe off, wipe out: δάκρυον , Revelation 7:17; Revelation 21:4; metaph., χειρόγραφον , Colossians 2:14; τ . ὄνομα , seq. ἐκ , Revelation 3:5 (MM, Exp., xiii); pass., ἀμαρτίαι (ἐξαλιφθῆναι , WH), Acts 3:19 (cf. Psalms 51:11 Psalms 109:13, Isaiah 43:25, Sirach 46:20 (ἁμ . ἀπαλ -), 3 Maccabees 2:19).†

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

Syll 439.20 (iv/B.C.) ὃς δ᾽ ἂν δόξηι μὴ ὢν φράτηρ ἐσαχθῆναι, ἐξαλειψάτω τὸ ὄνομα αὐτο ὁ ἱερεύς, OGIS 218.129 (iii/B.C.) ἐξαλείψαντας τ [ὸ ονομ ]α τὸ ἐκείνου —passages which at once recall Revelation 3:5. Cf. also the προσκύνημα Preisigke 4116.9 καὶ μ᾽ ἐξαλείψας ἐπὶ σ᾽ ἐξαλείψας ἐξαλειφθῆναι αὐτῷ τὸ ζῆν, and the Christian prayer P Oxy III. 407.3 (iii/iv A.D.) ἐξαλίψον μου τὰς ἁμαρτίας. For the meaning ";deface,"; ";obliterate,"; see PSI IV. 403.5 (iii/B.C.) τὴμ ̣ μὲν ἐπιστολὴν ἣν ἀπέστειλας οὐκ ἠδυνάμην ἀναγνῶιναι διὰ τὸ ἐξηλεῖφθαι. The practice of ";washing out"; the writing on papyrus, so that the sheet might be used for other purposes, is discussed by Erman Mélanges Nicole, p. 119 ff.; for the added force thus given to the figure in Colossians 2:14, see Milligan Documents, p. 16. For a new literary reference see Menandrea, p. 83.310 ὑπόνοιαν. . . [ἀκοσμίας ], | ἣν ἐξαλ ̣είψαιτ ̣᾽ οὐκέτ᾽ οὐδ᾽ αἰσχ [ύνομαι.


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List of Word Forms
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