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Entry for Strong's #233 - ἁλίζω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to salt, season with salt, sprinkle with salt
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4414 ‑ מָלַח (maw‑lakh');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
V-FPI-3S 3
V-FPI-3S 2
V-FPI-3S 3
V-FPI-3S 1
V-FPI-3S 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A), []: aor. ἥλῐσα E. HF 412, Hdt. 1.77, (συν-) X. Cyr. 1.4.14: Pass., aor. ἡλίσθην Emp. 41, Hp. (v. infr.), Hdt. 1.79: Ion. pf. part. ἁλισμένος Hdt. 4.118, 7.172 (but ἡλ- Scriptor Ionicus ap. Stob. 3.28.21): (ἁλής): gather together, assemble, of military forces, Hdt. 1.77, 80,al.; collect, of fragments, ib. 119, etc.; ἁ. εἰς ἕν E. Heracl. 403: Pass., meet together, Hdt. 1.63, 79, 7.172; to be massed into a globe, Emp.l.c.; collect, αἷμα ἁλισθέν Hp. Int. 47, cf. Morb. 1.15; of moisture, etc., Arist. Pr. 869a17, cf. 936b32; of rapid breathing, πνεῦμα ἁλίξεται Hp. Coac. 333. Not in A. or S.; rare in Prose, Act. in Pl. Cra. 409a, App. Fr. 1.4; Pass., X. An. 2.4.3, 6.3.3, Arist. Pr. 936b32: generally, compd. συναλίζω more freq.


(B), [ ], (ἅλς) salt, Pass., to be salted, Arist. HA 570a l, Pr. 927a36, LXX Leviticus 2:13 : Pass., Matthew 5:13, Ph. Bel. 86.29. II supply with salt or salt food, Arist. HA 574a9, al.: Pass., of sheep, ib. 596a24.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἁλίζω: (ἅλς, ἁλός, salt); to salt, season with salt, sprinkle with salt; only the future passive is found in the N. T.: ἐν τίνι ἁλισθήσεται; by what means can its saltness be restored? Matthew 5:13; θυσία ἁλί ἁλισθήσεται, the sacrifice is sprinkled with salt and thus rendered acceptable to God, Mark 9:49 (R G L Tr text brackets) (Leviticus 2:13; Ezekiel 43:24; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 9, 1; cf. Knobel on Lev., p. 369f; Winers RWB under the word Salz; (BB. DD. under the word )); πᾶς πυρί ἁλισθήσεται, every true Christian is rendered ripe for a holy and happy association with God in his kingdom by fire, i. e. by the pain of afflictions and trials, which if endured with constancy tend to purge and strengthen the soul, Mark 9:49. But this extremely difficult passage is explained differently by others; (cf. Meyer, who also briefly reviews the history of its exposition). (Used by the Sept., Aristotle (cf: Sophocles Lexicon); Ignatius ad Magnes. 10 [ET] (shorter form) ἁλίσθητε ἐν Χριστῷ, ἵνα μή διαφθαρῇ τίς ἐν ὑμῖν.) Compare: συναλίζω — but see the word.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< ἅλς ),

[in LXX for H4414;]

to salt, season with salt: Matthew 5:13, Mark 9:49.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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άλιμα αλίμοις αλισγηθή αλισθησεται αλισθήσεται ἁλισθήσεται ηλισάμεθα ηλισγημένη ηλισγημένους ηλισγήσαμεν ηλίσθης alisthesetai alisthēsetai halisthesetai halisthēsetai halisthḗsetai
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