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Strong's #4162 - ποίησις

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4160)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a making
  2. a doing or performing
    1. in his doing i.e. in the obedience he renders to the law
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4639 ‑ מַעֲשֶׂה (mah‑as‑eh');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ποί-ησις, εως, ἡ,

fabrication, creation, production, opp. πρᾶξις ( action, v. Arist. EN 1140a2, Pol. 1254a5 ), [ μύρου ] Hdt. 3.22; νεῶν Th. 3.2, etc.; ἡ τῶν ζῴων π. Pl. Smp. 197a; ἡ τῶν μελῶν π. Id. Grg. 449d; μίμησις π. τίς ἐστιν, εἰδώλων μέντοι Id. Sph. 265b, etc.; αἱ ὑπὸ πάσαις ταῖς τέχναις ἐργασίαι ποιήσεις εἰσί Id. Smp. 205b .

2. of Poetry, ἡ τῶν διθυράμβων π., τῆς τραγῳδίας, τῶν ἐπῶν, Pherecr. 145.10, Pl. Grg. 502a, 502b, R. 394c: abs., art of poetry, οἱ ἐν π. γενόμενοι Hdt. 2.82, cf. Ar. Ra. 868, etc.; οὕτως . . ἀταλαιπώρως ἡ π. διέκειτο Id. Fr. 254; οἱ ἄκροι τῆς π. ἑκατέρας, i.e. tragedy and comedy, Pl. Tht. 152e; ᾠδαὶ καὶ ἡ ἄλλη π. Id. Phdr. 245a; π. ψιλὴ ἢ ἐν ᾠδῇ ib. 278c . poetic composition, poem, ἐς ποίησιν ἐσενείκασθαι Hdt. 2.23, cf. Th. 1.10, etc.; περὶ ὧν Ὅμηρος τὴν π. πεποίηκεν Pl. Ion 531d: pl., Id. Lg. 829e .

II = εἰσποίησις, adoption, in pl., Is. 7.1, D. 44.7, al.; κατὰ ποίησιν ibid., Michel 836.5 (Didyma, ii B.C. ); ποιήσει υἱοί D.H. 4.7; τῇ παρ' ὑμῶν π. πολίτης D. 20.30 .

2. in collect. sense, those adopted, τῆς π. ἣν ἐκεῖνος ἐποιήσατο Id. 44.61 .

III method of procedure, in Magic, PMag.Par. 1.1248.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ποίησις, ποιήσεως, (ποιέω);

1. a making (Herodotus 3, 22; Thucydides 3, 2; Plato, Demosthenes, others; the Sept. several times for מַעֲשֶׂה).

2. a doing or performing: ἐν τῇ ποιήσει αὐτοῦ (in his doing, i. e.) in the obedience he renders to the law, James 1:25; add Sir. 19:20 (18).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ποίησις , -εως ,

(ποιέω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H4639 and cognate forms;]

1. a making (Hdt., Thuc., al.).

2. a doing (Sirach 19:18; Sirach 51:19): James 1:25.†

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

An interesting reference to John 5:2 is found in a Christian amulet, P Oxy VIII. 1151.7 (v/A.D. ?), where the invocation runs—ὁ θ (εὸ)ς τῆς προβατικῆς κολυμβήθρας, ἐξελοῦ τὴν δούλην σου Ἰωαννίαν. . . ἀπὸ παντὸς κακοῦ, ";O God of the sheep-pool, deliver from every evil thy servant Joannia.";


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
ποιησει ποιήσει ποιήσεως ποίησιν poiesei poiēsei poiḗsei
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