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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3435 - μολύνω

Transliteration
molýnō
Phonetics
mol-oo'-no  
Word Origin
probably from (3189)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
4:736,606
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to pollute, stain, contaminate, defile
    1. used in NT of those who have not kept themselves pure from the defilements of sin, who have soiled themselves by fornication and adultery
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 947 ‑ בּוּס (boos);  1351 ‑ גָּאַל (gaw‑al');  1980 ‑ הָלַךְ (haw‑lak');  2610 ‑ חָנֵף (khaw‑nafe');  2881 ‑ טָבַל (taw‑bal');  2936 ‑ טָנַף (taw‑naf');  6292 ‑ פִּגֻּל (pig‑gool', pig‑gool');  7693 ‑ שָׁגַל (shaw‑gal');  7901 ‑ שָׁכַב (shaw‑kab');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 2
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 2
1 Corinthians 1
Revelation 2
BYZ TIS TR
V-AAI-3P 1
V-API-3P 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-API-3P 1
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-API-3P 1
V-PPI-3S 1
NA WH
V-PPI-3S 1
V-AAI-3P 1
V-API-3P 1
V-PPI-3S 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μολύνω,

fut. - ῠνῶ LXX Ca. 5.3: aor. ἐμόλῡνα ib. Genesis 37:31 : pf. μεμόλυγκα Choerob. in Theod. 2.68: Pass., fut. μολυνθήσομαι LXX Zechariah 14:2 : aor. 1 ἐμολύνθην ib. Si. 22.13: pf. μεμόλυσμαι ib. 1 Esdras 8:83, Epict. Ench. 33, J. AJ 3.6.1, μεμόλυμμαι LXX Isaiah 65:4, Choerob. in Theod. 2.186:

I

1. stain, sully, defile, τὴν ὑπήνην Ar. Eq. 1286; ἑαυτοὺς τῷ πηλῷ Arist. HA 571b18, cf. Theoc. 20.10; simply, sprinkle, ἀλεύρῳ Sotad. Com. 1.24; make a beast of, τινας (of Circe) Ar. Pl. 310; defile, debauch, παῖδα Theoc. 5.87: metaph., χεῖρας ἁρπαγῇ J. Vit. 47: Pass., become vile, disgrace oneself, Isoc. 5.81; μετὰ γυναικῶν Revelation 14:4; ὥσπερ θηρίον ὕειον ἐν ἀμαθίᾳ μολύνεσθαι wallow in ignorance, Pl. R. 535e; ὁ μολυνόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ ὄψου Muson. Fr. 18b p.101 H.; ἡ συνείδησις αὐτῶν μολύνεται 1 Corinthians 8:7.

2. stain, dye, χιτωνίσκον αἵματι J. AJ 2.3.4: Pass., ἔρια μεμολυσμένα ἄνθεσι ib. 3.6.1.

II v. cross μωλύω.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μολύνω: 1 aorist active ἐμόλυνα; passive present μολύνομαι; 1 aorist ἐμολυνθην; from Aristophanes down; to pollute, stain, contaminate, defile; in the N. T. used only in symbolic and figurative discourse: οὐκ ἐμόλυναν τά ἱμάτια αὐτῶν, of those who have kept themselves pure from the defilement of sin, Revelation 3:4 (cf. Zechariah 3:3f); μετά γυναικῶν οὐκ ἐμολύνθησαν, who have not soiled themselves by fornication and adultery, Revelation 14:4; συνείδησις μολύνεται, of a conscience reproached (defiled) by sin, 1 Corinthians 8:7 (inexplebili quodam laedendi proposito conscientiam polluebat, Ammianus Marcellinus 15, 2; opposed to καθαρά συνείδησις, 1 Timothy 3:9; 2 Timothy 1:3; μολύνειν τήν ψυχήν, Sir. 21:28; but see μιαίνω, 2). (Synonym: see μιαίνω, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μολύνω ,

[in LXX: Genesis 37:31 (H2881), Isaiah 59:3 (H1351 ni.), Zechariah 14:2 (H7901 ni.), Sirach 21:28, al.;]

to stain, soil, defile; in NT always symb. and fig.: 1 Corinthians 8:7, Revelation 3:4; Revelation 14:4.†

SYN.: μιαίνω G3392, 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.
List of Word Forms
εμολυναν εμόλυναν ἐμόλυναν εμολύνατε εμολυνθησαν εμολύνθησαν ἐμολύνθησαν μεμολυμμένα μεμολυσμέναι μολυνεται μολύνεται μολυνθήσονται μολυνώ emolunan emolunthesan emolunthēsan emolynan emólynan emolynthesan emolynthēsan emolýnthesan emolýnthēsan molunetai molynetai molýnetai
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