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Entry for Strong's #2692 - καταστροφή

Word Origin
from (2690)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. overthrow, destruction
    1. of cities
  2. metaph. of the extinction of a spirit of consecration
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 343 ‑ אֵיד (ade);  2018 ‑ הֲפֵכָה (haf‑ay‑kaw');  5490 ‑ סוֹף (sofe);  5492 ‑ סוּפָה (soo‑faw');  7703 ‑ שָׁדַד (shaw‑dad');  8395 ‑ תְּבוּסָה (teb‑oo‑saw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
2 Timothy 1
2 Peter 1
2 Timothy 1
2 Peter 1
2 Timothy 1
2 Peter 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καταστροφ-ή, ἡ,


1. overturning, θεσμίων A. Eu. 490 (lyr., pl.).

2. subjugation, reduction, Hdt. 1.6, 92, etc.; καταστροφὴν ποιήσασθαί τινος Id. 6.27; ἐπὶ Λιβύων καταστροφῇ πέμπεσθαι Id. 4.167; ἐπ' ἄλλων καταστροφῇ ἐξιέναι Th. 1.15: pl., καταστροφαὶ ἐθνῶν Phld. Rh. 1.255 S.

3. return of vibrating string to axial position, Arist. Pr. 921a17 (pl.).

II end, close, conclusion, ἄνευ δὲ λύπης οὐδαμοῦ καταστροφή A. Supp. 442; κ. βίου, i.e. death, S. OC 103, cf. Plb. 5.54.4, etc.; κ. τοῦ ζῆν Men. Pk. 12: without βίου, Th. 2.42, Epicur. Sent. 35; ποία κ. εὐδαιμονεστέρα; Arr. Epict. 4.10.17; τὸ τέλος αὐτῶν τῆς κ. the event of their life's end, Plb. 6.8.6; κ. καὶ συντέλεια τῶν γεγονότων Id. 3.1.9; κ. λαμβάνειν Id. 3.47.8; τὴν κ. τῆς βίβλου ποιεῖσθαι εἰς.. Id. 1.13.5; in the drama, dénouement, ending, Antiph. 191.19, Hero Aut. 22.6, Luc. Alex. 60, al., Euanth. et Donat. in CGF pp.67,69 K.: pl., αἱ κ. τῶν δραμάτων Plb. 3.48.8.

III ruin, undoing, κ. γῆς (of a person) Men. 548.8. crane, Stud.Pal. 10.259.13 (pl., vi A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καταστροφή, καταστροφῆς, (καταστρέφω) (Vulg. subversio (eversio)), overthrow, destruction: of cities, 2 Peter 2:6 (WH omits; Tr marginal reading brackets καταστροφή) (Genesis 19:29); metaphorically, of the extinction of a spirit of consecration to Christ (A. V. the subverting): 2 Timothy 2:14. (Aeschylus Eum. 490.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -στροφή , -ῆς , ,

(< καταστρέφω ),

[in LXX: Job 21:17, Proverbs 1:27 (H343), al.;]

1. overthrow: 2 Peter 2:6 (WH, om.).

2. Metaph., subversion, upsetting (cf. καθαίρεσις , 2 Corinthians 13:10): 2 Timothy 2:14.†

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

καταστροφή, in the sense of death, has be n ingeniously read in C. and B. ii. p. 473, No. 322, an inscr. commemorating a woman who died suddenly in the third year of her married life—κατ (α)στραφ [ ]ς τυχοῦσα, συντόμως ἔλυσε τὸν [γ ]άμον. In Menander Περικειρ. 12 death is described as τοῦ ζῆν καταστροφή τις. For καταστροφεύς (not in LS.8) Herwerden (Lex. s.v.) cites the new classical farce, P Oxy III. 413.102 πάλι λαλ ̣εῖς, καταστροφεῦ; ";are you talking again, you bungler?"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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καταστροφη καταστροφή καταστροφῇ καταστροφής katastrophe katastrophē katastrophêi katastrophē̂i
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