167. akatharsia
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akatharsia: uncleanness
Original Word: ἀκαθαρσία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: akatharsia
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-ath-ar-see'-ah)
Short Definition: uncleanness, impurity
Definition: uncleanness, impurity.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 167 akatharsía (from 1 /A "not" and 2513 /katharós, "clean because unmixed, pure") – ritual impurity, caused by leprosy, open infection, child birth, touching a corpse, etc. See 169 (akathartos).

[This use of 167 /akatharsía occurs in the LXX (see Lev 9:6, 12:5, 13:11, etc.).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from akathartos
NASB Translation
impurity (9), uncleanness (1).

STRONGS NT 167: ἀκαθαρσία

ἀκαθαρσία, (ας, (ἀκάθαρτος) (from Hippocrates down), uncleanness;

a. physical: Matthew 23:27.

b. in a moral sense, the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living: Romans 1:24; Romans 6:19; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; used of impure motives in 1 Thessalonians 2:3. (Demosthenes, p. 553, 12.) Cf. Tittmann i., p. 150f.


From akathartos; impurity (the quality), physically or morally -- uncleanness.

see GREEK akathartos

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