3311. merismos
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merismos: a dividing, distribution
Original Word: μερισμός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: merismos
Phonetic Spelling: (mer-is-mos')
Short Definition: a distribution, separation
Definition: (a) a distributing, a distribution, (b) a parting, dividing, severance, separation.

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Cognate: 3311 merismós (from 3307 /merízō) – properly, distribution. See 3307 (merizō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from merizó
a dividing, distribution
NASB Translation
division (1), gifts (1).

STRONGS NT 3311: μερισμός

μερισμός, μερισμοῦ, (μερίζω), a division, partition (Plato, Polybius, Strabo, (others));

1. a distribution; plural distributions of various kinds: πνεύματος ἁγίου, genitive of the object, Hebrews 2:4.

2. a separation: ἄχρι μερισμοῦ ψυχῆς καί πνεύματος, which many take actively: 'up to the dividing' i. e. so far as to cleave asunder or separate; but it is not easy to understand what the dividing of the 'soul' is. Hence, it is more correct, I think, and more in accordance with the context, to take the word passively (just as other verbal substantive ending in μος are used, e. g. ἁγιασμός, πειρασμός), and translate even to the division, etc., i. e. to that most hidden spot, the dividing line between soul and spirit, where the one passes into the other, Hebrews 4:12; (cf. Siegfried, Philo von Alex. as above with, p. 325f).

a division, distribution

From merizo; a separation or distribution -- dividing asunder, gift.

see GREEK merizo

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