merizó: to divideOriginal Word: μερίζωPart of Speech:
I divide, part, shareDefinition:
I divide into parts, divide, part, share, distribute; mid: I share, take part in a partitioning; I distract.
3307 merízō(from 3313 /méros, "a single part, member") – properly, to divide, distribute into parts (portions), i.e. separate (distinguish) one part from another.
[3307 /merízō can be used positively meaning "distribute as properly needed" (1 Cor 7:17.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to divideNASB Translation
allotted (1), apportioned (2), assigned (1), divide (1), divided (9).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3307: μερίζωμερίζω
: 1 aorist ἐμέρισα
; perfect μεμερικα
(1 Corinthians 7:17 T Tr
text); passive, perfect μεμερισμαι
; 1 aorist ἐμερίσθην
; middle, 1 aorist infinitive μερίσασθαι
; (from μέρος
, as μελίζω
); from Xenophon
down; the Sept.
; to divide
; i. e.
a. to separate into parts, cut into pieces: passive μεμέρισται ὁ Χριστός; i. e. has Christ himself, whom ye claim as yours, been like yourselves divided into parts, so that one has one part and another another part? 1 Corinthians 1:13 (L WH text punctuate so as to take it as an exclamatory declaration; see Meyer in loc.); tropically, μεμέρισται ἡ γυνή καί ἡ παρθένος, differ in their aims, follow different interests (A. V. there is a difference between; but L Tr WH connect μεμέρισται with what precedes), 1 Corinthians 7:33 (34); to divide into parties, i. e. be split into factions (Polybius 8, 23, 9): καθ' ἐμαυτοῦ to be at variance with oneself, to rebel (A. V. divided) against oneself, Matthew 12:25; also ἐπ' ἐμαυτόν, Matthew 12:26; Mark 3:24-26.
b. to distribute: τί τισί, a thing among persons, Mark 6:41; to bestow, impart: τίνι, 1 Corinthians 7:17; τί τίνι, Romans 12:3; 2 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 7:2 (Sir. 45:20; Polybius 11, 28, 9); middle μερίζομαι τί μετά τίνος, to divide (for oneself) a thing with one, Luke 12:13 (Demosthenes, p. 913, 1). (Compare: διαμερίζω, συμμερίζω.)<1>
From meros; to part, i.e. (literally) to apportion, bestow, share, or (figuratively) to disunite, differ -- deal, be difference between, distribute, divide, give participle
see GREEK meros