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Strong's #3080 - λύσις

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  1. a loosing, setting free
    1. of a prisoner
    2. of the bond of marriage, divorce
  2. release, ransoming, deliverance
    1. of liquidating a debt
  3. means or power of releasing or loosing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6592 ‑ פֵּשֶׁר (pay'‑sher);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


[ ], εως, Ion. ιος, ἡ, (λύω)

1. loosing, releasing, ransoming, νεκροῖο Il. 24.655; σώματος Lys. 4.13; ἡ λ. τῆς αἰσθήσεως ἐγρήγορσις Arist. Somn.Vig. 454b27: c. gen. objecti, θανάτου λ. deliverance from death, Od. 9.421, Thgn. 1010; λ. ἔριδος Hes. Th. 637; χρεέων Id. Op. 404; πενίης Thgn. 180; λύσιν αἰτησόμενοι τῶν παρεόντων κακῶν Hdt. 6.139; πενθέων Pi. N. 10.76; μόχθων τῶν ἐφεστώτων S. Tr. 1171; τῶν δειμάτων Th. 2.102; τῶν δεσμῶν Pl. R. 515c; ἀπὸ τῶν δεσμῶν ib. 532b; ἐκ χαλεπῶν Thgn. 1385; βλασφημίας D. 3.39; μάχης PLips. 40 ii 16 (iv/v A. D.).

2. abs., οὐ γὰρ λ. ἄλλη στρατῷ πρὸς οἶκον no other means of letting the host loose from port for home, S. El. 573.

3. deliverance from guilt by expiatory rites, ὅπως λ. τιν' ἡμὶν εὐαγῆ πόρῃς may'st grant us a deliverance such as may purify us, Id. OT 921; οὐδ' ἔχει λύσιν [τὰ πήματα ] admit not of atonement, Id. Ant. 598 (lyr.); λύσεις τε καὶ καθαρμοὶ ἀδικημάτων Pl. R. 364e; τῇ [τῆς φιλοσοφίας] λύσει καὶ καθαρμῷ by her offer to release them, Id. Phd. 82d; αἱ νομιζόμεναι λ., in cases of homicide, Arist. Pol. 1262a32; λ. ἁμαρτημάτων blotting out of sins, Ph. 2.151.

4. redemption of mortgage or pledge, [ χωρίον] πεπραμένον ἐπὶ λύσει IG 2.1103, al., cf. 12(7).55.14 (Amorgos), 12(8).18 (Lemnos). release, discharge from a financial obligation, λύσιν ποιήσασθαι τῆς συγχωρήσεως BGU 1115.46 (i B. C.), etc.

5. for ὠμὴ λύσις, v. ὠμήλυσις.


1. loosing, parting, λ. καὶ χωρισμὸς ψυχῆς ἀπὸ σώματος Pl. Phd. 67d; simply, ἡ τοῦ σώματος λ. Id. Ax. 371a; dissolution, πολιτείας Id. Lg. 945c; νόμων ἢ πολιτείας Arist. Pol. 1268b30; βίου λύσιν ἔσχε IG 14.140 (Syracuse); λ. κομήτου Phlp. in Mete. 86.25; τῶν σφραγίδων αἱ λ. breaking them, Luc. Alex. 20.

2. emptying, evacuation, πείνη μέν που λ. καὶ λύπη; Pl. Phlb. 31e; ἡ λ. τῶν κοιλιῶν, κοιλίας, Arist. Pr. 947b29, Dsc. 1.64 (v.l.); emission of semen, Alex.Aphr. Pr. 1.125 (pl.).

3. λ. πυρετοῦ remission of fever, Gal. 11.28; λ., opp. κρίσις, Id. 9.732; cure, Anon.Lond. 3.20; τὰ πάθη defined as συστολαὶ καὶ λύσεις (v.l. χύσεις) τῆς ψυχῆς, opp. κρίσεις, Zeno Stoic. 3.113 = 1.51.

4. as a technical term, solution of a difficulty, ἡ λ. τῆς ἀπορίας its solution, Arist. EN 1146b7, al.; ἔχει τινὰ λ. πρὸς ταύτην τὴν ἀπορίαν, ὅτι.. Id. de An. 422b28; οὐ συμβαίνει ἡ λ. Id. EN 1153b5; ὅταν τὸ θάμβος.. μὴ δύνηται τὴν λ. λαμβάνειν Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.29U.; εὑρεῖν λ. τοῦ προβλήματος Plb. 30.19.5; λ. εὑρέσθαι Phld. Rh. 1.267 S.; also, interpretation, σημείων τεράτων τε λύσεις Orph. A. 37. refutation of an argument, Arist. SE 179a27, Rh. 1402b23, al. unravelling of the plot of a tragedy, opp. δέσις, Id. Po. 1454a37 (pl.), 1455b24. softening of a strong expression, Longin. 38.5. resolution of one vowel into two, as in ἥλιος, ἠέλιος, like διαίρεσις, Demetr. Eloc. 70. looseness of structure in writing, esp. asyndeton, ib. 192, al. in metric, resolution of into , Heph. 6.

5. divorce, 1 Corinthians 7:27; λ. γάμου Just. Nov. 140 Prooem., cf. 117 tit.

III = δόρπου λ., place for banqueting (cf. κατάλυσις 11), Pi. O. 10(11).47.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λύσις, λυσεως, (λύω) (from Homer down), a loosing of any bond, as that of marriage; hence, once in the N. T. of divorce, 1 Corinthians 7:27.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λύσις , -εως ,

(< λύω ),

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 8:1 (Ecclesiastes 8:1) (H6592), Da LXX Daniel 12:8, Wisdom of Solomon 8:8 *;]

a loosing: of divorce, 1 Corinthians 7:27.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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λύσεις λυσιν λύσιν lusin lysin lýsin
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