exaleiphó: to wipe out, erase, obliterateOriginal Word: ἐξαλείφωPart of Speech:
I wipe away, obliterateDefinition:
I plaster, wash over; I wipe off, wipe out, obliterate.
1813 eksaleíphō (from 1537 /ek, "wholly out from," intensifying 218 /aleíphō, "smear") – properly, to rub (smear) out, i.e. completely remove (wipe away); obliterate; remove totally from a previous state with the outcome of being blotted out (erased).
[1813 (eksaleíphō) originally meant, "to plaster, rub smooth, or whitewash." Later it referred to "wiping out" in the sense of "to cancel" (rubbing out a writing or seal impression left on a wax tablet). Thus 1813 (eksaleíphō) was used for canceling obligations or entitlements (extended benefits or liabilities).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to wipe out, erase, obliterateNASB Translation
canceled (1), erase (1), wipe (1), wipe away (1), wiped away (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1813: ἐξαλείφωἐξαλείφω
: future ἐξαλείψω
; 1 aorist participle ἐξαλείψας
; 1 aorist passive infinitive ἐξαλειφθῆναι
; see their Appendix, p. 154, and under the word Iota));
1. (εξ( denoting completeness (cf. ἐκ, VI. 6)), to anoint or wash in every part, hence, to besmear: equivalent to cover with lime (to whitewash or plaster), τό τεῖχος, Thucydides 3, 20; τούς τοίχους τοῦ ἱεροῦ (here to overlay with gold etc.), 1 Chronicles 29:4; τήν οἰκίαν, Leviticus 14:42 (for טוּחַ).
2. (εξ( denoting removal (cf. ἐκ, VI. 2)), to wipe off, wipe away: δάκρυον ἀπό (G L T Tr WH ἐκ) τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν, Revelation 7:17; Revelation 21:4 (R G WH marginal reading, others ἐκ); to obliterate, erase, wipe out, blot out, (Aeschylus, Herodotus, others; the Sept. for מָחָה): τί, Colossians 2:14; τό ὄνομα ἐκ τῆς βίβλου, Revelation 3:5 (Ps. 68(69):, cf. Deuteronomy 9:14; Deuteronomy 25:6); τάς ἁμαρτίας, the guilt of sins, Acts 3:19 (Psalm 108:13<10> (); τό ἀνόμημα, τάς ἀνομίας, Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 50:11<10> (); Sir. 46:20; τάς ἁμαρτίας ἀπαλείφειν, 3Macc. 2:19).<1>
blot out, wipe away.
From ek and aleipho; to smear out, i.e. Obliterate (erase tears, figuratively, pardon sin) -- blot out, wipe away.
see GREEK ek
see GREEK aleipho