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Strong's #2671 - κατάρα

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G2596) (intensive) and (G685)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. an execration, imprecation, curse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 928 ‑ בֶּהָלָה (beh‑haw‑law');  3994 ‑ מְאֵרָה (meh‑ay‑raw');  5927 ‑ עָלָה (aw‑law');  6895 ‑ קָבַב (kaw‑bab');  7045 ‑ קְלָלָה (kel‑aw‑law');  8077 ‑ שִׁמָמָה (shem‑aw‑maw', shee‑mam‑aw');  
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KJV (6)
Galatians 3
Hebrews 1
James 1
2 Peter 1
NAS (6)
Galatians 3
Hebrews 1
James 1
2 Peter 1
CSB (6)
Galatians 3
Hebrews 1
James 1
2 Peter 1
BSB (6)
Galatians 3
Hebrews 1
James 1
2 Peter 1
ESV (6)
Galatians 3
Hebrews 1
James 1
2 Peter 1
WEB (6)
Galatians 3
Hebrews 1
James 1
2 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κατ-άρα [ᾰρ],

Ion. κατ-άρη, ἡ, curse, κατάρας ποιέεσθαί τινι to lay curses upon one, Hdt. 1.165; ἐποιήσαντο νόμον τε καὶ κατάρην μὴ.. θρέψειν κόμην.. μηδένα ib. 82; ἐκ κατάρης τευ in consequence of.., Id. 4.30; διδόναι τινὰ κατάρᾳ E. Hec. 945 (lyr.), cf. El. 1324 (pl., anap.), A. Th. 725 (pl., lyr.); opp. εὐχή, Pl. Alc. 2.143b (pl.), cf. SIG 1241 (Lyttus, iii A.D.), etc.; opp. εὐλογία, James 3:10; κατάραι γίγνονται κατά τινος Plb. 23.10.7; τὴν κ. ἀναγράψαι, στηλιτεῦσαι, D.S. 1.45, Plu. 2.354b; cursing, κ. καὶ λοιδορία Phld. Lib. p.11 O.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατάρα, κατάρας, (κατά and ἄρα, cf. German Verfiuchung,Verwünschung (cf. κατά, III. 4)); the Sept. chiefly for כְּלָלָה; an execration, imprecation, curse: opposed to εὐλογία to being cursed (which see), James 3:10; γῆ κατάρας ἐγγύς, near by God, i. e. to being given up to barrenness (the allusion is to Genesis 3:17f), Hebrews 6:8; ὑπό κατάραν εἶναι, to be under a curse, i. e. liable to the appointed penalty of being cursed, Galatians 3:10; ἐξαγοράζειν τινα ἐκ τῆς κατάρας, to redeem one exposed to the threatened penalty of a curse, Galatians 3:13; τέκνα κατάρας, men worthy of execration, 2 Peter 2:14; abstract for the concrete, one in whom the curse is exhibited, i. e. undergoing the appointed penalty of cursing, Galatians 3:13; ἐγώ κατάρα ἐγενήθην, Protevangelium Jacobi,

c. 3. (Aeschylus, Euripides, Plato, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατ -άρα , -ας , - ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7045;]

a curse: Galatians 3:10; Galatians 3:13 Hebrews 6:8, 2 Peter 2:14; opp. to εὐλογία , James 3:10; concrete, of Christ, Galatians 3:13 (v. Lft. in l).†

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

In C. and B. ii. p. 653, No. 564, Sir W. M. Ramsay publishes a striking epitaph of A.D. 243–4 from Ushak in Phrygia, in which the following curse occurs—εἴ τις ἀνύξῃ τὸ μνημῖον, ἔσονται αὐτῷ κατάραι ὅσε ἀνγεγραμμένα [ι ἰ ]σὶν εἰς ὅρασιν καὶ εἰς ὅλον τὸ σῶμα αὐτῷ καὶ εἰς τέκνα καὶ εἰς βίον, ";if any one shall open the tomb, there shall be upon him the curses as many as are written in (the book), on his sight and his whole body and his children and his life."; In the curses here, and in similar epitaphs found in a number of towns scattered throughout central Phrygia, Ramsay finds distinct traces of ";Jewish influence,"; cf. especially Deuteronomy 27:1-26; Deuteronomy 28:1-68; Deuteronomy 29:1-29, and see further Exp Txxvi. p. 171 f. The subst. is also found in Syll 889.1 ἐπάρα κατάρα κακὴ τῷ ἀσεβήσαντι τοὺς δαίμονας.


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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List of Word Forms
καταρα κατάρα κατάραι κατάραις καταραν κατάραν καταρας κατάρας katara katára kataran katáran kataras katáras
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