1882. epanorthósis
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epanorthósis: correction
Original Word: ἐπανόρθωσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: epanorthósis
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-an-or'-tho-sis)
Short Definition: correction, reformation
Definition: correction, reformation, setting straight (right) again.

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1882 epanórthōsis (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" intensifying 461 /anorthóō, "make straight") – properly, suitable because straight, i.e. restored to its (original) proper condition; hence, correction (referring to something that is aptly "straightened out").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and anorthoó
NASB Translation
correction (1).

STRONGS NT 1882: ἐπανόρθωσις

ἐπανόρθωσις, ἐπανορθωσεως, (ἐπανορθόω), restoration to an upright or a right state; correction, improvement (in Greek writings from Demosthenes down): of life and character, 2 Timothy 3:16 (cf. τόν Θεόν ... χρόνον γέ πρός ἐπανόρθωσιν (αὐτοῖς) προσιζάνειν, Plutarch, de sera num. vind. 6); with τοῦ βίου added, Polybius 1, 35, 1; Epictetus diss. 3, 21, 15; σεαυτοῦ, id. ench. 51, 1; (ἠθικη δέ τά πρός ἀνθρωπίνων ἐπανόρθωσιν ἠθῶν, Philo de ebriet. § 22; cf. de confus. lingg. § 36 at the end); (cf. ἐπανορθουν καί εἰς μετάνοιαν ἀπάγειν, Josephus, Antiquities 4, 6, 10).


From a compound of epi and anorthoo; a straightening up again, i.e. (figuratively) rectification (reformation) -- correction.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK anorthoo

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