akathartos: unclean, impureOriginal Word: ἀκάθαρτος, ονPart of Speech:
169 akáthartos (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 2513 /katharós, "clean, purged") – properly, not pure (because mixed), i.e. adulterated with "a wrong mix" and hence "unclean" (because tainted by sin).
[The antonym, 2508 /kathaírō ("clean"), means "free from wrong mixture" (unadulterated, unmixed).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
(as a neg. prefix) and kathairóDefinition
unclean, impureNASB Translation
impure person (1), unclean (29), unclean things (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 169: ἀκάθαρτοςἀκάθαρτος
) (from Sophocles
down), in the Sept.
equivalent to טָמֶא
, not cleansed, unclean
a. in a ceremonial sense, that which must be abstained from according to the levitical law, lest impurity be contracted: Acts 10:14; Acts 11:8 (of food); Acts 10:28; 1 Corinthians 7:14 (of men); 2 Corinthians 6:17 (from Isaiah 52:11, of things pertaining to idolatry); Revelation 18:2 (of birds),
b. in a moral sense, unclean in thought and life (frequent in Plato): Ephesians 5:5; τά ἀκάθαρτα τῆς πορνείας, Revelation 17:4 (according to the true reading); πνεύματα, demons, bad angels (in twenty-three passages of the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation): Matthew 10:1; Matthew 12:43; Mark 1:23, 26; Mark 3:11, etc.; Luke 4:33, 36; Luke 6:18, etc.; Acts 5:16; Acts 8:7; Revelation 16:13; Revelation 18:2 (πνεύματα πονηρά in Matthew 12:45; Luke 7:21; Luke 8:2; Luke 11:26; Acts 19:12f, 15f).
From a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of kathairo (meaning cleansed); impure (ceremonially, morally (lewd) or specially, (demonic)) -- foul, unclean.
see GREEK a
see GREEK kathairo