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Strong's #808 - ἀσχημοσύνη

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G809)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. unseemliness, an unseemly deed
    1. of a woman's genitals
    2. of one's nakedness, shame
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 216 ‑ אוֹר (ore);  6172 ‑ עֶרְוָה (er‑vaw');  6627 ‑ צֵאָה (tsaw‑aw');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
Romans 1
Revelation 1
NAS (3)
Romans 2
Revelation 1
CSB (2)
Romans 1
Revelation 1
BSB (2)
Romans 1
Revelation 1
ESV (1)
Romans 1
WEB (2)
Romans 1
Revelation 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀσχημ-οσύνη, ἡ,


1. want of form, ἀ. καὶ ἀμορφία Arist. Ph. 190b15, cf. 188b20, Simp. in Cael. 129.26.

2. ungracefulness, Pl. Smp. 196a, R. 401a; awkwardness, Id. Tht. 174c; disfigurement, τοῦ προσώπου, in playing on the flute, Arist. Pol. 1341b5.

3. ἀ. φέρει brings discredit, disgrace, Id. EN 1126b33.

II in moral sense, indecorum, obscene or disgraceful conduct, Romans 1:27 : in pl., Ph. 1.78, Vett.Val. 61.31.

III euphem.for αἰδοῖον, LXX Leviticus 18:7,al.; for ἀπόπατος, ib. Deuteronomy 23:13(14).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀσχημοσύνη, ἀσχημοσύνης, (ἀσχήμων); from Plato down; unseemliness, an unseemly deed: Romans 1:27; of the pudenda, one's nakedness, shame: Revelation 16:15, as in Exodus 20:26; Deuteronomy 23:14, etc. (In Greek writings from Plato down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀσχημοσύνη , -ης ,

(< ἀσχήμων ),

[in LXX chiefly for H6172;]

unseemliness: Romans 1:27 (MM, s.v.); euphemism for ἡ αἰσχύνη , as freq. in LXX, shame, nakedness: Revelation 16:15.†

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

For . in Romans 1:27 = opus obscaenum, Lietzmann (HZNT III. i. ad l.) refers to Philo Legg. Alleg. II. 66, p. 78 τῆς . . ἀναισχυντίας παραδείγματα αἱ ἀσχημοσύναι πᾶσαι : cf. III. 158, p. 118. Vettius Valens p. 61.31 ἐν ἀσχημοσύναις καὶ κατακρίσεσι , apparently ";scandals and condemnations.";



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
ασχημοσύνη ασχημοσυνην ασχημοσύνην ἀσχημοσύνην ασχημοσύνης aschemosunen aschēmosunēn aschemosynen aschemosýnen aschēmosynēn aschēmosýnēn
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