4059. peritemnó
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peritemnó: to cut around, circumcise
Original Word: περιτέμνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: peritemnó
Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-tem'-no)
Short Definition: I circumcise
Definition: I cut around, circumcise.

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4059 peritémnō (from 4012 /perí, "all-around" and temnō, "cut off") – circumcise; (figuratively) cutting off the "old life," in favor of the new which is in Christ (the Seed). This starts with being born again into God's family (personally entering His covenant).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from peri and the same as tomos
to cut around, circumcise
NASB Translation
circumcise (4), circumcised (10), circumcision (1), receive circumcision (1), receives circumcision (1).

STRONGS NT 4059: περιτέμνω

περιτέμνω (Ionic περιτάμνω); 2 aorist περιέτεμον; passive, present περιτέμνομαι; perfect participle περιτετμημένος; 1 aorist περιετμήθην; (from Hesiod down); the Sept. chiefly for מוּל; to cut around (cf. περί, III. 1): τινα, to circumcise, cut off one's prepuce (used of that well-known rite by which not only the male children of the Israelites, on the eighth day after birth, but subsequently also 'proselytes of righteousness' were consecrated to Jehovah and introduced into the number of his people; (cf. BB. DD. under the word ; Oehler's O. T. Theol. (edited by Day) §§ 87, 88; Müller, Barnabasbrief, p. 227f)), Luke 1:59; Luke 2:21; John 7:22; Acts 7:8; Acts 15:5; Acts 16:3; Acts 21:21; of the same rite, Diodorus 1, 28; passive and middle to get oneself circumcised, present oneself to be circumcised, receive circumcision (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 38, 3): Acts 15:1, 24 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 7:18; Galatians 2:3; Galatians 5:2; Galatians 6:12f; with τά αἰδοῖα added, Herodotus 2, 36 and 104; Josephus, Antiquities 1, 10, 5; contra Apion 1, 22. Since by the rite of circumcision a man was separated from the unclean world and dedicated to God, the verb is transferred to denote the extinguishing of lusts and the removal of sins, Colossians 2:11, cf. Jeremiah 4:4; Deuteronomy 10:16, and ecclesiastical writings (see Lightfoot on Philippians 3:3).


From peri and the base of tomoteros; to cut around, i.e. (specially) to circumcise -- circumcise.

see GREEK peri

see GREEK tomoteros

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