Lectionary Calendar
Friday, June 14th, 2024
the Week of Proper 5 / Ordinary 10
Take your personal ministry to the Next Level by helping StudyLight build churches and supporting pastors in Uganda.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #810 - ἀσωτία

Root Word (Etymology)
from a compound of (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of (G4982)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
Search for…
Browse by letter:
Prev Entry
Next Entry
  1. an abandoned, dissolute life
  2. profligacy, prodigality
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2151 ‑ זָלַל (zaw‑lal');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Ephesians 1
Titus 1
1 Peter 1
NAS (3)
Ephesians 1
Titus 1
1 Peter 1
CSB (3)
Ephesians 1
Titus 1
1 Peter 1
BSB (3)
Ephesians 1
Titus 1
1 Peter 1
ESV (3)
Ephesians 1
Titus 1
1 Peter 1
WEB (3)
Ephesians 1
Titus 1
1 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀσωτία, ἡ,

1. prodigality, wastefulness, Pl. R. 560e, Arist. EN 1107b10; τὴν ἀ. ὑγρότητα προσαγορεύουσιν Crobyl. 4.

2. profligacy, Ephesians 5:18, al.: pl., ἐν ἀσωτίαις καὶ κραιπάλαις Hdn. 2.5.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀσωτία, ἀσωτίας, (the character of an ἄσωτος, i. e. of an abandoned man, one that cannot be saved, from σαόω, σόω equivalent to σῴζω (ἄσωτος, Curtius, § 570); hence, properly, incorrigibleness), an abandoned, dissolute, life; profligacy, prodigality (R. V. riot]: Ephesians 5:18; Titus 1:6; 1 Peter 4:4; (Proverbs 28:7; 2 Macc. 6:4. Plato, rep. 8, p. 560 e.; Aristotle, eth. Nic. 4, 1, 5 (3), p. 1120{a}, 3; Polybius 32, 20, 9; 40, 12, 7; cf. Cicero, Tusc. 3, 8; Herodian, 2, 5, 2 (1, Bekker edition), and elsewhere). Cf. Tittmann i., p. 152f; (Trench, § xvi.).

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀσωτία , -ας ,

(< - neg., σώζω ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 28:7 (H2151), 2 Maccabees 6:4*;]

prodigality, wastefulness, profligacy: Ephesians 5:18, Titus 1:6, 1 Peter 4:4 (MM, s.v.).†

SYN.: ἀσέλγεια G766, q.v.

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

A good instance of this expressive word occurs in P Par 63ix. 35 (B.C. 165) in the clause preceding that quoted above under ἀσχημονέω : —ἄλλως τε δὴ τῆς πατρικῆς οἰκίας , ὥσπερ καὶ σὺ γινώσκεις , ἔτι ἔνπροσθεν ἄρδην [ ]νατετραμμένης δι᾽ ἀσ [ω ]τίας . It occurs after a hiatus in P Petr III. 21 (b).11 (B.C. 225). A somewhat weaker sense is found in P Fay 12.24 (c. B.C. 103), where it is used of men who had pawned a stolen garment πρὸς ἀσωτείαν ";incontinently."; For the corresponding verb see P Flor I. 99.7 (i/ii A.D.) (= Selections, p. 71), a public notice which his parents set up regarding a prodigal son who ἀσωτευόμενος ἐσπάνισε τὰ αὑτοῦ πάντα , ";by riotous living [cf. ἀσώτως , Luke 15:13] had squandered all his own property,"; and PSI 41.12 (iv/A.D.), where a wife lays a complaint against her husband for misuse of her property καὶ ἀσωδ [εύ ]ων καὶ πράττων [ἃ μὴ τοῖς ε ]ὐγενέσι πρέπι . The word survives in the written MGr.




The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ασωτια ασωτία ἀσωτία ασωτίαν ασωτιας ασωτίας ἀσωτίας άσωτος asotia asotía asōtia asōtía asotias asotías asōtias asōtías
Ads FreeProfile