ktizó: to build, createOriginal Word: κτίζωPart of Speech:
I create, form, shape, makeDefinition:
I create, form, shape, make, always of God.
2936 ktízō – properly, create, which applies only to God who alone can make what was "not there before" (Latin, ex nihilo, out of nothing, J.Thayer); figuratively to begin ("found"), especially what is habitable or useful.
[This is also the meaning of this term from Homer to Josephus.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verbDefinition
to build, createNASB Translation
created (13), Creator (1), make (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2936: κτίζωκτίζω
: 1 aorist ἔκτισα
; perfect passive ἐκτισμαι
; 1 aorist passive ἐκτίσθην
; the Sept.
chiefly for בָּרָא
; properly, to make habitable, to people,
a place, region, island (Homer
, others); hence to found,
a city, colony, state, etc. (Pindar
and following; 1 Esdr. 4:53). In the Bible, to create
: of God creating the world, man, etc., Mark 13:19
; 1 Corinthians 11:9
; Colossians 1:16
's Grammar, 272 (255)); ; Ephesians 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:3; Revelation 4:11; Revelation 10:6 (Deuteronomy 4:32; Ecclesiastes 12:1; often in O. T. Apocrypha, as Judith 13:18; Wis. 2:23 Wis. 11:18 (); 3Macc. 2:9; (Josephus, Antiquities 1, 1, 1; Philo de decal. § 20)); absolutely, ὁ κτίσας, the creator, Romans 1:25; (Matthew 19:4 Tr WH); equivalent to to form, shape, i. e. (for substance) completely to change, to transform (of the moral or new creation of the soul, as it is called), κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐπί ἔργοις ἀγαθοῖς, in intimate fellowship with Christ constituted to do good works (see ἐπί, B. 2 a. ζ.), Ephesians 2:10; τούς δύο εἰς ἕνα καινόν ἐνθρωπον, ibid. 15; τόν κτισθέντα κατά Θεόν, formed after God's likeness (see κατά, II. 3 c. δ.), Ephesians 4:24 (καρδίαν καθαράν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, Psalm 50:12<10> ()).<1>
Probably akin to ktaomai (through the idea of proprietorship of the manufacturer); to fabricate, i.e. Found (form originally) -- create, Creator, make.
see GREEK ktaomai