louó: to bathe, to washOriginal Word: λούωPart of Speech:
I wash, batheDefinition:
(lit. or merely ceremonially), I wash, bathe (the body); mid: of washing, bathing one's self; met: I cleanse from sin.
3068 loúō – properly, to wash (cleanse), especially the entire person (bathing the whole body). 3068 /loúō (and its derivative, 628 /apoloúō) implies "fully-washing" (literally and metaphorically) – i.e. a complete bathing to cleanse the entire person (body).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verbDefinition
to bathe, to washNASB Translation
bathed (1), washed (3), washing (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3068: λούωλούω
: 1 aorist ἔλουσά
; perfect passive participle λελουμένος
and (in Hebrews 10:23 T WH
, a later Greek form (cf. Lobeck on Sophocles
Aj., p. 324; Stephanus
Thesaurus 5:397 c.; cf. Kühner, § 343, under the word; (Veitch
, under the word, who cites Song of Solomon 5:12
)); 1 aorist middle participle λουσαμενος
; from Homer
down; the Sept.
; to bathe, wash
: properly, τινα
, a dead person, Acts 9:37
; τινα ἀπό τῶν πληγῶν
, by washing to cleanse from the blood of the wounds, Acts 16:33
s Grammar, 372 (348), cf. § 30, 6 a.; Buttmann
, 322 (277)); ὁ λελουμένος
, absolutely, he that has bathed, John 13:10
(on the meaning of the passage see καθαρός
, a. (and cf. Synonyms below)); λελουσμένοι τό σῶμα
, with the dative of instrumentality, ὕδατι
, Hebrews 10:22
(23); middle to wash oneself
's Grammar, § 38, 2 a.): 2 Peter 2:22
; tropically, Christ is described as ὁ λουσας ἡμᾶς ἀπό τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν
, i. e. who by suffering the bloody death of a vicarious sacrifice cleansed us from the guilt of our sins, Revelation 1:5 R G
(which see 2 at the end). Compare: ἀπολούω
.)<1> [SYNONYMS: λούω, νίπτω, πλύνω: πλύνω is used of things, especially garments; λούω and νίπτω of persons — νίπτω of a part of the body (hands, feet, face, eyes), λούω of the whole. All three words occur in Leviticus 15:11. Cf. Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xlv.]
A primary verb; to bathe (the whole person; whereas nipto means to wet a part only, and pluno to wash, cleanse garments exclusively) -- wash.
see GREEK nipto
see GREEK pluno