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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2506 - καθαίρεσις

from (G2507)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. a pulling down, destruction, demolition
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2040 ‑ הָרַס (haw‑ras');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καθαίρ-εσις, εως, ἡ,

1. pulling down, demolition, Th. 5.42, Isoc. 7.66, X. HG 2.2.15, IG 22.1672.75 (iv B.C.), PMagd. 9.6 (iii B.C.), etc.: metaph., τινῶν, opp. οἰκοδομή, 2 Corinthians 10:8; ἀναστήσωμεν τὴν κ. τοῦ λαοῦ ἡμῶν LXX 1 Maccabees 3:43 : in concrete sense, αἱ καθαιρέσεις the débris, Ph. Bel. 92.31.

2. generally, overthrow, subjugation, Jul. Caes. 320d; τῆς ἀνέτου ἐξουσίας Hdn. 2.4.4; Ἰουλιανοῦ Id. 3.1.1; killing, Plu. Ant. 82.

3. reduction, diminution, opp. πρόσθεσις, Arist. Ph. 207a23: Medic., bringing down superfluous flesh, lowering, reducing, Hp. Epid. 6.3.1, cf. Gal. 17(2).368; τῶν σωμάτων Arist. GA 738a31; τῶν ὄγκων Pl. Ti. 58e.

4. eclipse of sun or moon (with reference to the magical process of drawing down those bodies), Sch. A.R. 3.533 (pl.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καθ -αίρεσις , -εως ,

(< καθαιρέω ),

[in LXX: Exodus 23:24 (H2040), 1 Maccabees 3:43*;]

a pulling down, destruction: fig., κ . ὀχυρωμάτων , 2 Corinthians 10:4; opp. to οἰκοδομή , 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 13:10.†

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

P Magd 9 (iii/B.C.), containing a request by a certain ἰσιονόμος or possessor of a shrine of Isis, that the sanctuary should be repaired, is entitled on the versoἘποῆρις Πανῆτος περὶ καθαιρέσεως Ἰσιείου, ";Époèris, femme de Panès, au sujet d’un sanctuaire d’Isis qui menace ruine."; See also Syll 587.76 (B.C. 329–8) μισθωτε [ ] . . . οἰκοῦ (ν)τι τῆς καθαιρέσεως τῶν οἰκοπέδων τῆς ἱερᾶς οἰκίας, Michel 823.2 (B.C. 220) λόγος τῶν αἱρεθέντων ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμου ἐπὶ τὴν καθαίρεσιν καὶ τὴν ἐπισκευὴν τῶν ἐν τῶι Ἀσκληπιείωι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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καθαιρέσει καθαιρεσιν καθαίρεσιν kathairesin kathaíresin
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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