2849. kolazó
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kolazó: to chastise
Original Word: κολάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kolazó
Phonetic Spelling: (kol-ad'-zo)
Short Definition: I chastise, punish
Definition: I chastise, curtail, punish; mid: I cause to be punished.

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2849 kolázō – properly, to dwarf, mutilate (curtail); used of punishing slaves to incapacitate them; hence, to punish (cause agony) to curtail ("dock/check," Abbott-Smith), i.e. in a way that restrains (impedes, restricts).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kolos (docked)
to chastise
NASB Translation
punish (1), punishment (1).

STRONGS NT 2849: κολαζο

κολαζο: present passive participle κολαζόμενος; 1 aorist middle sub. junc. 3 person plural κολάσωνται; (κόλος lopped); in Greek writings:

1. properly, to lop, prune, as trees, wings.

2. to check, curb, restrain.

3. to chastise, correct, punish: so in the N. T.; passive 2 Peter 2:9, and Lachmann in 4; middle to cause to be punished (3Macc. 7:3): Acts 4:21.


From kolos (dwarf); properly, to curtail, i.e. (figuratively) to chastise (or reserve for infliction) -- punish.

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