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Strong's #948 - βδελύσσω

from a (presumed) derivative of bdeo (to stink)
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  1. to render foul, to cause to be abhorred
  2. abominable
  3. to turn one's self away from on account of the stench
  4. metaph. to abhor, detest
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1350 ‑ גָּאַל (gaw‑al');  5074 ‑ נָדַד (naw‑dad');  6087 ‑ עָצַב (aw‑tsab');  6973 ‑ קוּץ (koots);  8251 ‑ שִׁקֻּץ (shik‑koots', shik‑koots');  8262 ‑ שָׁקַץ (shaw‑kats');  8581 ‑ תָּעַב (taw‑ab');  8581 ‑ תָּעַב (taw‑ab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


From a (presumed) derivative of βδεìω bdeō (to stink)

βδέω, poet. aor. βδέσα AP 11.242 (Nicarch.); later ἔβδευσα Hierocl. Facet. 233, al.:

1. break wind, Ar. Pl. 693, Pax 151, etc.: c. acc. cogn., οὐ λιβανωτὸν βδέω Id. Pl. 703: Med. or Pass., Id. Eq. 900.

2. of the cockroach, σίλφης κατοικιδίου τῆς βδεούσης τὸ στέαρ Archig. ap. Aët. 8.35, cf. Gal. 12.861. (Onomatopoeic word: root bzd, cf. Czech bzditi, Slov. pezdçti, Lat. pçdo.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βδελύσσω: (βδέω quietly to break wind, to stink);

1. to render foul, to cause to be abhorred: τήν ὀσμήν, Exodus 5:21; to defile, pollute: τάς ψυχάς, τήν ψυχήν, Leviticus 11:43; Leviticus 20:25; 1 Macc. 1:48; perfect passive participle ἐβδελυγμένος abominable, Revelation 21:8 (Leviticus 18:30; Proverbs 8:7; Job 15:16; 3Macc. 6:9; βδελυσσόμενος, 2 Macc. 5:8). In native Greek writings neither the active nor the passive is found.

2. βδελύσσομαι; deponent middle (1 aorist ἐβδελυξάμην often in the Sept. (Josephus, b. j 6, 2, 10); in Greek writings deponent passive, and from Aristophanes down); properly, to turn oneself away from on account of the stench; metaphorically, to abhor, detest: τί, Romans 2:22.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< βδέω , to stink),

[in LXX chiefly for H8581, H8262;]

in cl., mid. only (Attic, -ττομαι );

to make foul; pass., Revelation 21:8; mid., to turn away in disgust from, to detest: Romans 2:22 (Cremer, 137).†

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

Phrynichus (ed. Lobeck), p. 226, extols this word as Attic as compared with the vulgar σικχαίνομαι (MGr σιχαίνομαι ), but it is by no means confined to Attic writers, as Nägeli (p. 15) has pointed out : cf. Thumb Hellen. p. 80. Pelagia-Legenden, p. 9.9 μὴ βδελύξῃ με τὴν ῥερυπωμένην ἀλλὰ κάθαρόν με ἐν τῇ κολυμβήθρᾳ τοῦ ἁγιάσματος .



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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
βδελύξεσθε βδελύξεται βδελύξετε βδελύξη βδελύξητε βδελύσσεται βδελύσσομαι βδελυσσόμενοι βδελυσσομένοις βδελυσσόμενον βδελυσσομενος βδελυσσόμενος εβδελυγμένα εβδελυγμένοι εβδελυγμενοις εβδελυγμένοις ἐβδελυγμένοις εβδελυγμένος εβδελυγμένων εβδέλυκται εβδελυξάμην εβδελύξαντο εβδελύξαντό εβδελύξατε εβδελύξατο εβδελύσσοντο εβδελύχθη εβδελύχθησαν bdelussomenos bdelyssomenos bdelyssómenos ebdelugmenois ebdelygmenois ebdelygménois
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