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Strong's #3393 - μίασμα

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3392) ("miasma")
Parts of Speech
neuter noun
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  1. that which defiles, defilement
  2. metaph., vices the foulness of which contaminates one in his intercourse with the ungodly mass of mankind
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1215 ‑ בֶּצַע (beh'‑tsah);  6292 ‑ פִּגֻּל (pig‑gool', pig‑gool');  8251 ‑ שִׁקֻּץ (shik‑koots', shik‑koots');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (1)
2 Peter 1
NAS (1)
2 Peter 1
CSB (1)
2 Peter 1
BSB (1)
2 Peter 1
ESV (1)
2 Peter 1
WEB (1)
2 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μί-ασμα [ ], ατος, τό, (μιαίνω)

I stain, defilement, esp. by murder or other crime, taint of guilt, A. Eu. 169 (lyr.), 281, etc.; οὐκ ἔστι γῆρας τοῦδε τοῦ μ. Id. Th. 682; μ. φεύγων αἵματος E. Hipp. 35; μ. τῶν φυτευσάντων λαβεῖν S. OT 1012; οὐ προσῆκον μίασμα εἰς οἴκους εἰσάγεσθαι Antipho 4.1.3; μ. τινὸς ἐπεξέρχεσθαι Id. 4.3.6; τὸ μ. εἰς αὑτὸν δέχεσθαι Pl. Lg. 871b: in pl., A. Ag. 1420, Ch. 1017; αἱμάτων μιάσμασι χρανθεῖσα γαῖα Id. Supp. 265, etc.

II that which defiles, pollution, of persons, χώρας μ. καὶ θεῶν ἐγχωρίων Id. Ag. 1645; πατροκτόνον μ. καὶ θεῶν στύγος, of Clytaemnestra, Id. Ch. 1028: μ. χώρας ἐλαύνειν S. OT 97; ὡς μ. τοῦδ' ἡμὶν ὄντος ib. 241: in Prose more generally, πνεῦμα μεμιασμένον νοσηροῖσι μιάσμασι Hp. Flat. 5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μίασμα, μιασματος, τό (μιαίνω), "that which defiles (cf. καύχημα, 2); defilement" (Vulg. coinquinatio): tropically, μιάσματα τοῦ κόσμου, vices the foulness of which contaminates one in his contact with the ungodly mass of mankind, 2 Peter 2:20. (Tragg., Antiphanes, Demosthenes, Polybius, Josephus, Plutarch; the Sept., Leviticus 7:8 (18); Jeremiah 39:34 (); Judith 9:2; 1 Macc. 13:50.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μίασμα , -τος , τό

(< μιαίνω ),

chiefly in trag. and late writers;

[in LXX: Leviticus 7:8; Leviticus 7:18, (H6292), Jeremiah 32:34 (H8251), Ezekiel 33:31 (H1215), Judith 9:2; Judith 9:4; Judith 13:16, 1 Maccabees 13:50*;]

a stain, defilement: pl., 2 Peter 2:20.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
μίασμά μιασματα μιάσματα μιασμάτων miasmata miásmata
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