218. aleipho
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aleipho: I anoint
Original Word: ἀλείφω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: aleipho
Phonetic Spelling: (al-i'-fo)
Short Definition: I anoint
Definition: I anoint: festivally, in homage, medicinally, or in anointing the dead.

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218 aleíphō – properly, to rub or smear olive oil on the body. 218 (aleíphō) is the ordinary term used for physically anointing the body with (olive) oil. Anointing brought healing and relief and hence became synonymous with gladness (festivity).

["Anointing" (218 /aleíphō) usually applied olive oil on the face, to refresh a guest. Oil was also applied to the feet to soothe and show honor (courtesy, respect). Anointing shares a "penetrating comfort" to impart strength and healing (joy).]

STRONGS NT 218: ἀλείφω

ἀλείφω: imperfect ἤλειφον; 1 aorist ἤλειψα; 1 aorist middle imperative ἄλειψαί; (allied with λίπος, grease; cf. Curtius, § 340; Vanicek, p. 811; Peile, p. 407; from Homer down); to anoint: τινα or τί, Mark 16:1; John 12:3; τινα or τί τίνι (Winer's Grammar, 227 (213)), as ἐλαίῳ, Luke 7:46{a}; Mark 6:13; James 5:14; μύρῳ, John 11:2; Luke 7:38, 46{b}; middle, Matthew 6:17 (literally, 'anoint for thyself thy head,'unge tibi caput tuum; cf. Winers Grammar, 257 (242); Buttmann, 192 (166f)). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Salbe; (B. D. or McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia, under the word , etc. [SYNONYMS: "ἀλείφειν is the mundane and profane, χρίειν the sacred and religious, word." Trench, § 38: Compare: ἐξαλείφω].


From a (as particle of union) and the base of liparos; to oil (with perfume) -- anoint.

see GREEK a

see GREEK liparos

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