3393. miasma
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miasma: a stain, defilement
Original Word: μίασμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: miasma
Phonetic Spelling: (mee'-as-mah)
Short Definition: pollution, defilement
Definition: pollution, defilement; a stain.

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Cognate: 3393 míasma(from 3392 /miaínō) pollution (spiritual stain) that results from vice, i.e. spiritually contaminating a person (used only in 2 Pet 2:20). See 3392 (miainō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from miainó
a stain, defilement
NASB Translation
defilements (1).

STRONGS NT 3393: μίασμα

μίασμα, μιασματος, τό (μιαίνω), "that which defiles (cf. καύχημα, 2); defilement" (Vulg.coinquinatio): tropically, μιάσματα τοῦ κόσμου, vices the foulness of which contaminates one in his contact with the ungodly mass of mankind, 2 Peter 2:20. (Tragg., Antiphanes, Demosthenes, Polybius, Josephus, Plutarch; the Sept., Leviticus 7:8 (18); Jeremiah 39:34 (); Judith 9:2; 1 Macc. 13:50.)

pollution, foul deed

From miaino ("miasma"); (morally) foulness (properly, the effect) -- pollution.

see GREEK miaino

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