255. alusitelés
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alusitelés: unprofitable
Original Word: ἀλυσιτελής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: alusitelés
Phonetic Spelling: (al-oo-sit-el-ace')
Short Definition: profitless, unprofitable
Definition: profitless, unprofitable, ruinous, detrimental.

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255 alysitelḗs (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 3089 /lýō, "to loose") – properly, not able to hold together (cohere), i.e. "not profitable because lacking cohesion"; (figuratively) missing benefit because not complete (especially missing something essential).

255 /alysitelḗs ("unprofitable"), used only in Heb 13:17, describes the lost benefits from making a poor choice.

[255 (alysitelḗs) is used in classical Greek (as in Hippocrates) as a technical medical term for "unfavorable" symptoms.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and lusiteleó (to pay dues, be useful)
NASB Translation
unprofitable (1).

STRONGS NT 255: ἀλυσιτελής

ἀλυσιτελής, (ές (λυσιτελής, see λυσιτελέω), unprofitable, (Xenophon, vectig. 4, 6); by litotes, hurtful, pernicious: Hebrews 13:17. (From (Hippocrates) Xenophon down.)

STRONGS NT 255a: ἄλφαἄλφα, τό, indeclinable: Revelation 1:8; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:13. See A.


From a (as a negative particle) and the base of lusitelei; gainless, i.e. (by implication) pernicious -- unprofitable.

see GREEK a

see GREEK lusitelei

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