4977. schizó
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schizó: to cleave, split
Original Word: σχίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: schizó
Phonetic Spelling: (skhid'-zo)
Short Definition: I rend, divide asunder
Definition: I rend, divide asunder, cleave.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. root schid-
to cleave, split
NASB Translation
divided (2), opening (1), split (1), tear (2), tears (1), torn (4).

STRONGS NT 4977: σχίζω

σχίζω ((Luke 5:36 R G L marginal reading)); future (σχίσω (Luke 5:36 L text T Tr text WH (cf. Buttmann, 37 (32f))); 1 aorist ἐσχισα; passive, present participle σχιζόμενος; 1 aorist ἐσχίσθην; (allied with Latinscindo, caedo, etc. (cf. Curtius, § 295)); from ((Homer h. Merc.)) Hesiod down; the Sept. several times for בָּקַע , Isaiah 37:1 for קָרַע ; to cleave, cleave asunder, rend: τί, Luke 5:36; passive, αἱ πέτραι, Matthew 27:51; οἱ οὐρανοί, Mark 1:10; τό καταπέτασμα, Luke 23:45; with εἰς δύο added, into two parts, in twain ((εἰς δύο μέρη, of a river, Polybius 2, 16, 11)), Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; τό δίκτυον, John 21:11; to divide by rending, τί, John 19:24. tropically, in the passive, to be split into factions, be divided: Acts 14:4; Acts 23:7, (Xenophon, conv. 4, 59; τοῦ πλήθους σχιζομενου κατά αἵρεσιν, Diodorus 12, 66).

split, divide, rend

Apparently a primary verb; to split or sever (literally or figuratively) -- break, divide, open, rend, make a rent.

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