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Strong's #873 - ἀφορίζω

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  1. to mark off from others by boundaries, to limit, to separate
    1. in a bad sense: to exclude as disreputable
    2. in a good sense: to appoint, set apart for some purpose
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 914 ‑ בָּדַל (baw‑dal');  1305 ‑ בָּרַר (baw‑rar');  1362 ‑ גָּבֵהַּ (gaw‑bawh');  1605 ‑ גָּעַר (gaw‑ar');  2710 ‑ חָקַק (khaw‑kak');  2764 ‑ חֶרֶם (khay'‑rem, kheh'‑rem);  4054 ‑ מִגְרָשָׁה (mig‑rawsh', mig‑raw‑shaw');  4720 ‑ מִקְדָּשׁ (mik‑dawsh', mik‑ked‑awsh');  4733 ‑ מִקְלָט (mik‑lawt');  5130 ‑ נוּף (noof);  5462 ‑ סָגַר (saw‑gar');  5674 ‑ עָבַר (aw‑bar');  6299 ‑ פָּדָה (paw‑daw');  6504 ‑ פָּרַד (paw‑rad');  7311 ‑ רָמַם (room);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. mark off by boundaries, ἐξελόντας [τὸ ὄρος] τῷ θεῷ καὶ ἀφορίσαντας Hyp. Eux. 16; οὐσία ἀφωρισμένη property marked out by boundary-pillars, D. 49.61: Med., mark off for oneself, appropriate to oneself, χώραν ὅτι πλείστην Isoc. 5.120: metaph., ἀ. τιμάς E. Alc. 31: Pass., ἡ ὑπό τινος ἀφορισθεῖσα χώρα Isoc. 4.36. border on, τοὺς ὅρους -ίζοντας τὸν Ἀσωπόν Pl. Criti. 110e.

2. determine, define, Id. Sph. 240c: also Med., περὶ φύσεως ἀφοριζόμενοι Epicr. 11.13: Pass., χρόνος ἀφωρισμένος a determinate time, Pl. Lg. 785b; ὅροι -ισμένοι well-defined, Id. Criti. 110d; ἀφωρισμένα definite cases, Arist. Rh. 1354b8: part. ἀφορίσας definitely, D. 25.29.

3. separate, distinguish, Antipho Soph. Oxy. 1364.290 (Pass.); exclude, Pl. R. 501d, al., ἀ. χωρίς Arist. Pol. 1331a27; ἀ. τί τινος Pl. Hp.Ma. 298d; ἱππέων ἕδρας ἀπὸ τῶν ἄλλων D.C. 36.42: Med., Pl. Lg. 644a, Chrm. 173e; τι ἀπό τινος Id. Sph. 227c: Pass., ἀφορίζεσθαι ἀπό τινος Id. Smp. 205c: abs., ἀγνοίας ἀφωρισμένον εἶδος distinct species, Id. Sph. 229c; ἐπιστήμη ἀφωρισμένη Arist. Rh. 1354a3.

4. bring to an end, finish, βίβλους Plb. 2.71.10: Med., λόγον Isoc. 15.58.

5. grant as a special gift, τᾷ κάλλος ἀφώρισε Κύπρις Epigr.Gr. 244.3 (Cyzicus).

II c. acc. pers.,

1 banish, καί μ' ἀπὸ γᾶς ὥρισε E. Hec. 940 (lyr.).

2. separate, Acts 19:9, etc.: Pass., ἱερέων γένος ἀπὸ τῶν ἄλλων-ισμένον Pl. Ti. 24a; ἐκ τινῶν ἀφωρισμένων from a definite class of persons, Arist. Pol. 1292b4; ἀφωρισμένος τέχνην having a definite art assigned one, Pl. Sph. 231e. set apart for rejection, cast out, excommunicate, Luke 6:22. set apart for some office, appoint, ordain, Acts 13:2, Romans 1:1 (Pass.), Galatians 1:15. Pass., ἀρχὴ ἀφωρισμένη πρὸς τὰς θυσίας Arist. Pol. 1322b26; of a treatise, to be devoted to, c. dat., Olymp. in Mete. 9.15.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀφορίζω; imperfect ἀφωριζον; Attic future ἀφοριω Matthew 25:32 (T WH ἀφορίσω); (Winers Grammar, § 13, the passage cited; Buttmann, 37 (32)); 1 aorist ἀφώρισα; passive, perfect participle ἀφωρισμένος; 1 aorist imperative ἀφορίσθητε; (ὁρίζω to make a ὅρος or boundary); "to mark off from (ἀπό) others by boundaries, to limit, to separate": ἑαυτόν, from others, Galatians 2:12; τούς μαθητάς, from those unwilling to obey the gospel, Acts 19:9; ἐκ μέσου τινων, Matthew 13:49; ἀπό τίνος, . Passive in a reflexive sense: 2 Corinthians 6:17. absolutely: in a bad sense, to exclude as disreputable, Luke 6:22; in a good sense, τινα εἰς τί, to appoint, set apart, one for some purpose (to do something), Acts 13:2; Romans 1:1; τινα followed by a telic infinitive, Galatians 1:15 ((?) see the commentaries at the passage). ((Sophocles), Euripides, Plato, Isocrates, Demosthenes, Polybius, others; very often in the Sept. especially for הִבְדִּיל, הֵנִיף, הֵרִים, סָגַר, etc.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀφ -ορίζω ,

[in LXX (Cremer, 805 f.) for H914 hi., H5462 hi., H5130 hi., H7311 hi etc.;]

(a) to mark off by boundaries from, separate from: c. acc, Acts 19:9, Galatians 2:12; id. seq. ἐκ (ἀπό ), Matthew 13:49; Matthew 25:32 (MM, s.v.); of excommunication, Luke 6:22. Pass., absol., 2 Corinthians 6:17;

(b) to set apart, devote to a special purpose (seq. εἰς ): c. acc, Galatians 1:15. Mid., Acts 13:2, Romans 1:1 (DB, iii 588).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

BGU III. 915.15, .24 (A.D. 49–50) τὰς ἀφωρισθείσας ὑπ Ἑρμαίου (sc. ἀρούρας ), ib. IV 1060.33 (B.C. 14) τὸν ἀφωρικό (τα ) τὸ ἔδαφος , in a technical sense : cf. much earlier OGIS 6.20 (iv/B.C.) ἀφορίσαι αὐτῶι τέμενος . Similarly in Rev L ἡ ἀφωρισμένη was the part of the Libyan nome, the produce of which was reserved for Alexandria : see the editor’s note, p. 169. For the word, as in Matthew 13:49, we may add a citation from the Pelagia-Legenden, p. 6.5, μή με ἀφορίσῃς ἀπὸ τοῦ οὐρανίου σου θυσιαστηρίου . In Kaibel 244.3, an epitaph from near Cyzicus, written in a conventional Doric, τᾷ κάλλος ἀφώρισε Κύπρις ἐν ἀστοῖς means ";set apart"; as incomparable.



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List of Word Forms
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