48. hagnizó
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hagnizó: to purify, cleanse from defilement
Original Word: ἁγνίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: hagnizó
Phonetic Spelling: (hag-nid'-zo)
Short Definition: I cleanse, purify
Definition: I cleanse, purify, either ceremonially, actually, or morally.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from hagnos
to purify, cleanse from defilement
NASB Translation
purified (2), purifies (1), purify (3), purifying (1).

STRONGS NT 48: ἁγνίζω

ἁγνίζω; 1 aorist ἥγνισα; perfect participle active ἠγνικώς; passive ἡγνισμένος; 1 aorist passive ἡγνίσθην (Winer's Grammar, 252 (237)); (ἁγνός); to purify;

1. ceremonially: ἐμαυτόν, John 11:55 (to cleanse themselves from levitical pollution by means of prayers, abstinence, washings, sacrifices); the passive has a reflexive force, to take upon oneself a purification, Acts 21:24, 26; Acts 24:18 (הזּיר, Numbers 6:3), and is used of Nazarites or those who had taken upon themselves a temporary or a life-long vow to abstain from wine and all kinds of intoxicating drink, from every defilement and from shaving the head (cf. BB. DD. under the word ).

2. morally: τάς καρδίας, James 4:8; τάς ψυχάς, 1 Peter 1:22; ἑαυτόν, 1 John 3:3. (Sophocles, Euripides, Plutarch, others.)

purify oneself.

From hagnos; to make clean, i.e. (figuratively) sanctify (ceremonially or morally) -- purify (self).

see GREEK hagnos

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