42. hagiósuné
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hagiósuné: holiness
Original Word: ἁγιωσύνη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: hagiósuné
Phonetic Spelling: (hag-ee-o-soo'-nay)
Short Definition: a holy or sanctified state
Definition: a holy or sanctified state.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 42 hagiōsýnē (another feminine noun derived from 40 /hágios) – holiness (sanctification) which focuses on the Holy Spirit's influence of preparing the believer for eternity. (The suffix, -synē, expresses this transformation as a character-quality that comes by the grace of God.) See 40 (hagios).

42 /hagiōsýnē ("holiness/sanctification") is "the brand" of God's sanctification that brings His gift of holiness so the believer can fully enjoy eternal life now and in the hereafter. This specific "holiness results from (the process of) 38 /hagiasmós" (Abbott-Smith).

[42 (hagiōsýnē) shares the same essential meaning as its root 40 /hágios ("holy, see there).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from hagios
NASB Translation
holiness (3).

STRONGS NT 42: ἁγιωσύνη

ἁγιωσύνη (on the omega ω see references in ἀγαθωσύνη, at the beginning), (ης, , a word unknown to secular authors (Buttmann, 73 (64));

1. (God's incomparable) majesty (joined to μεγαλοπρέπεια, Psalm 95:6 (), cf. Psalm 144:5 ()): πνεῦμα ἁγιωσύνης a spirit to which belongs ἁγιωσύνη, not equivalent to πνεῦμα ἅγιον, but the divine (?) spiritual nature in Christ as contrasted with his σάρξ, Romans 1:4; cf. Rückert at the passage, and Zeller in his Theol. Jahrbb. for 1842, p. 486 ff; (yet cf. Meyer at the passage; Gifford (in the Speaker's Commentary). Most commentators (cf. e. g. Ellicott on Thess. as below) regard the word as uniformly and only signifying holiness).

2. moral purity: 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 7:1.


From hagios; sacredness (i.e. Properly, the quality) -- holiness.

see GREEK hagios

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