2840. koinoó
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koinoó: to make common
Original Word: κοινόω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: koinoó
Phonetic Spelling: (koy-no'-o)
Short Definition: I make unclean, regard as unclean
Definition: I make unclean, pollute, desecrate, mid: I regard (treat) as unclean.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 2840 koinóōceremonially defile, by treating what is sacred as common or ordinary (i.e. "not special"). See 2839 (koinos).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from koinos
to make common
NASB Translation
consider (2), defile (7), defiled (2), defiles (3).

STRONGS NT 2840: κοινόω

κοινόω, κοινῷ; 1 aorist infinitive κοινῶσαι (cf. Winer's Grammar, 91 (86)); perfect κεκοίνωκα; perfect passive participle κεκοινωμενος; (κοινός);

1. in classical Greek to make common.

2. in Biblical use (see κοινός, 2), a. to make (levitically) unclean, render unhallowed, defile, profane (which the Greeks express by βεβηλόω, cf. Winer's De verb. comp. etc. Part ii., p. 24 note 33 (where he calls attention to Luke's accuracy in putting κοινοῦν into the mouth of Jews speaking to Jews (Acts 21:28) and βεβηλοῦν when they address Felix (xxiv. 6))): Revelation 21:27 Rec.; Matthew 15:11, 18, 20; Mark 7:15, 18, 20, 23; passive Hebrews 9:13; τί, Acts 21:28; γαστέρα μαροφαγια, 4 Macc. 7:6.

b. to declare or count unclean: Acts 10:15 (cf. ); ; see δικαιόω, 3.

call common, defile, pollute

From koinos; to make (or consider) profane (ceremonially) -- call common, defile, pollute, unclean.

see GREEK koinos

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