1311. diaphtheiró
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diaphtheiró: to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
Original Word: διαφθείρω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: diaphtheiró
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-af-thi'-ro)
Short Definition: I destroy, waste, corrupt
Definition: I destroy, waste; hence met: I corrupt.

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1311 diaphtheírō (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly," which intensifies 5351 /phtheírō, "defile, corrupt") – properly, thoroughly corrupt, totally degenerate (disintegrate); waste away by the decaying influence of moral (spiritual) impurity; "utterly corrupt"; becoming thoroughly disabled (morally depraved), "all the way through" ("utterly decayed").

[Vine, Unger, White (NT, 130), "1311 (diaphtheírō) comes from dia, 'through,' 'intensive,' to corrupt utterly, through and through." The noun form, 1312 (diaphthorá), likewise means "thorough decay."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dia and phtheiró
to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
NASB Translation
decaying (1), depraved (1), destroy (2), destroyed (1), destroys (1).

STRONGS NT 1311: διαφθείρω

διαφθείρω; 1 aorist διεφθειρα; passive (present διαφθείρομαι); perfect participle διεφθαρμενος; 2 aorist διεφθαρην; the Sept. very often for שִׁחֵת, occasionally for חִבֵּל; in Greek writings from Homer down;

1. to change for the worse, to corrupt: minds, morals; τήν γῆν, i. e. the men that inhabit the earth, Revelation 11:18; διεφθαρμένοι τόν νοῦν, 1 Timothy 6:5 (τήν διάνοιαν, Plato, legg. 10, p. 888 a.; τόν γνώμην, Dionysius Halicarnassus Antiquities 5, 21; τούς ὀφθαλμούς, Xenophon, an. 4, 5, 12).

2. to destroy, ruin, (Latinperdere);

a. to consume, of bodily vigor and strength: ἔξω ἡμῶν ἄνθρωπος διαφθείρεται (is decaying), 2 Corinthians 4:16; of the worm or moth that eats provisions, clothing, etc. Luke 12:33.

b. to destroy (Latindelere): Revelation 8:9; to kill, διαφθείρειν τούς, etc. Revelation 11:18.

corrupt, destroy, perish.

From diaballo and phtheiro; to rot thoroughly, i.e. (by implication) to ruin (passively, decay utterly, figuratively, pervert) -- corrupt, destroy, perish.

see GREEK diaballo

see GREEK phtheiro

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