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Strong's #2743 - καυτηριάζω

Root Word (Etymology)
from a derivative of (G2545)
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  1. to mark by branding, to brand, branded with their own consciences
    1. whose souls are branded with the marks of sin
    2. who carry about with them the perpetual consciousness of sin
  2. seared
  3. in a medical sense, to cauterise, remover by cautery
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
1 Timothy 2
N95 (0)
CSB (1)
1 Timothy 1
BSB (1)
1 Timothy 1
WEB (0)
WEB (2)
1 Timothy 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


brand, Str. 5.1.9: Pass., Hippiatr. 1: metaph., κεκαυτηριασμένοι τὴν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν 1 Timothy 4:2.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καυστηριάζω: perfect passive participle κεκαυστηριασμενος, to burn in with a branding iron (τά ἵππους λύκον, a figure of a wolf Strabo 5, 1, 9, p. 215): 1 Timothy 4:2, Lachmann's stereotyped edition, T Tr WH on which passage see καυτηριάζω. (Not found elsewhere.)

STRONGS NT 2743: καυτηριάζω καυτηριάζω: (καυτήριον ((cf. καίω)) a branding-iron); to mark by branding, to brand: (perfect passive participle) κεκαυτηριάσμενοι τήν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν, i. e. κεκαυτηριασμενην ἔχοντες τήν ἰδίαν συνείδησιν (cf. Winers Grammar, 230 (216)) (cf. ἀκταφθείρω) (branded in their own conscience i. e.) whose souls are branded with the marks of sin, i. e. who carry about with them the perpetual consciousness of sin, 1 Timothy 4:2 R G L, the major edition, see καυστηριάζω; (some (cf. R. V. marginal reading) would give it here the sense of seared, cf. Ephesians 4:19). (In Hippocrates in a medical sense, to cauterize, remove by cautery).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† καυστηριάζω

(Rec. καυτηρ -, and so usually in Gk. writers, v. Soph., Lex., s.v.),

to mark by branding, brand (AV, scar, but v. CGT, in l): metaph., pass. pf. ptcp., 1 Timothy 4:2 (cf. καυτήριον , 4 Maccabees 15:22 *).†

καυτηριάζω , Rec. for καυστηριάζω , q.v.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Wilcken suggests as a possible restoration of BGU III. 952.4 (ii/iii A.D.) καυστηρ ̣ιά ]ζουσι τὴν γύψον. The subst. καύστης is found in ib..5 .


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
κεκαυστηριασμενων κεκαυστηριασμένων κεκαυτηριασμένων kekausteriasmenon kekausteriasménon kekaustēriasmenōn kekaustēriasménōn
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