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Strong's #5462 - φωτισμός

Root Word (Etymology)
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Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. the act of enlightening, illumination
  2. brightness, bright light
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 216 ‑ אוֹר (ore);  3974 ‑ מְאֹרָה ((1,2) maw‑ore', (3,4) meh‑o‑raw');  
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KJV (2)
2 Corinthians 2
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2 Corinthians 2
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2 Corinthians 2
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2 Corinthians 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φωτ-ισμός, ὁ,

illumination, light, Diocl(?).ap. Gal. 19.530, Plu. 2.929e, 931b, S.E. M. 10.224: pl., Dam. Proverbs 23:1-35; σελήνης Vett.Val. 28.7, Jul. Or. 5.167d; [ ἡμισφαιρίων ] ib. 4.147b.

2. metaph., light, Κύριος φ. μου LXX Psalms 27:1(26).1, cf. 2 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Corinthians 4:6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φωτισμός, φωτισμου, (φωτίζω);

a. the act of enlightening, illumination: πρός φωτισμόν τῆς γνώσεως, equivalent to πρός τό φωτίζειν τήν γνῶσιν, that by teaching we may bring to light etc. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (on which passage, see πρόσωπον, 1 a. sub at the end, p. 551{b} top).

b. brightness, bright light (ἐξ ἡλίου, Sextus Empiricus, p. 522, 9; ἀπό σελήνης, Plutarch (de fac. in orb. lun. § 16, 13), p. 929 d. (ibid., § 18, 4, p. 931 a.); the Sept. for אור, Psalm 26:1 (); Psalm 43:4 (); Psalm 77:14 (); Job 3:9; for מָאור, Psalm 89:8 ()): εἰς τό μή αὐγάσαι (καταυγασαι, L marginal reading Tr marginal reading) τόν φωτισμόν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, that the brightness of the gospel might not shine forth (R. V. dawn (upon them)), i. e. (dropping the figure) that the enlightening truth of the gospel might not be manifest or be apprehended, 2 Corinthians 4:4.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

φωτισμός , -οῦ ,

(φωτίζω ),

[in LXX: Job 3:9, Psalms 27:1; Psalms 44:3; Psalms 78:14; Psalms 139:11 (H216), Psalms 89:8 (H3974) *;]

illumination, light: metaph., 1 Corinthians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 4:6.†

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

χωρέω is used with (he same variety of connotation in ordinary usage as in the NT., as the following exx. will show : —(1) ";go away,"; ";withdraw,"; followed by εἰς (Mat. 15:17, 2Pe. 3:9) : P Oxy VII. 1021.4 (A.D. 54) ὁ μὲν ὀφειλόμενος τοῖς προγόνοις καὶ ἐνφανὴς θεὸς Καῖσαρ εἰς αὐτοὺς κεχώρηκε, ";the Caesar who had to pay his debt to his ancestors, god manifest, has joined them"; (Ed.), with reference to the decease of the Emperor Claudius : cf. BGU III. 760.9 (ii/A.D.) ἄχυρα τὰ καὶ χωροῦντα ἰς ὑπόκαυσιν τοῦ με [γά ]λου γυμ (νασίου), P Tebt II. 397.27 (A.D. 198) τῶν δραχμῶν χωρουσῶν ἰς τὸ δημόσιον ὑπὲρ τιμῆς πυροῦ, ";the drachmae are being paid to the treasury as the price of wheat"; (Edd.), ib. 423.5 (early iii/A.D.) χωρησάτω εἰς τὴν Τ ̣βεκλ ̣υ ̣τιν ̣ χορτάρακός τε καὶ ἄρακος μ [ο ]να ̣χὸς ε ̣ἰς σπέρματα, ";let the grass aracus and the aracus go alone to Tbeklutis for seed,"; P Oxy X. 1278.23 (A.D. 214) τὸ ]ν ̣ κ [ ]προν χωρῆσαι κατ ̣̕ ε ̣̀[τος εἰς τὸ προκείμ ]ε ̣ν ̣ο ̣ν ̣ α [ ]τῶν ἀμπελ [ι ]κὸν κτῆμα, ";the dung is to go annually to their aforesaid vineyard"; (Edd.), and P Ryl II. 236.25 (A.D. 256) ποίησον. . . ὤμους δύο ἐλαιουργικοὺς κοπῆναι ἵνα χωρήσωσιν εἰς τὸ ἐλαιουργῖον Ἀμμωνίου, ";have two beams (?) cut for oil-presses so that they may go to the press of Ammonius.";

(2) ";pass,"; ";pass muster"; : P Lond 356.13 (i/A.D.) ( = II. p. 252, Selections, p. 59) σαπρὸν αὐτῷ δοῦν ̣αι τὸ μὴ χωροῦν ἐν τῇ Ἀλεξανδρείᾳ, ";gave him stale stuff, which willnot pass muster in Alexandria,"; with reference to drugs.

(3)";give place to,"; ";make roomfor,"; lit., P Cairo Zen III. 59509.10 (iii/B.C.) ὁ γὰρ ὑ ]πάρχων (sc. θησαυρὸς) οὐχ ἱκαν [ός ἐστι ] χωρεῖν τὸν σῖτον, of a granary which is not large enough to hold the crop, and metaph., as in 2Co. 7:2, Chrest. I, 238.8 (c. A.D. 117) ἐπεὶ οὔτε ὑμεῖς τὴν ὑπόνοιαν ταύτην χωρεῖτε, and Syll 376 ( = .3814).11 (A.D. 67) χαρίζομαι τοσαύτην ὅσην οὐκ ἐχωρήσατε αἰτεῖσθαι, Nero’s speech regarding Greek liberty.


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List of Word Forms
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