5339. pheidomai
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pheidomai: to spare, forbear
Original Word: φείδομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: pheidomai
Phonetic Spelling: (fi'-dom-ahee)
Short Definition: I spare, abstain
Definition: I spare, abstain, forbear.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to spare, forbear
NASB Translation
refrain (1), spare (8), sparing (1).

STRONGS NT 5339: φείδομαι

φείδομαι; future φείσομαι; 1 aorist ἐφεισάμην; deponent middle; from Homer down; the Sept. for חָמַל, חוּס, חָשַׂך (to keep back); to spare: absolutely 2 Corinthians 13:2; τίνος, to spare one (Winers Grammar, § 30, 10 d.; Buttmann, § 132, 15), Acts 20:29; Romans 8:32; Romans 11:21; 1 Corinthians 7:28; 2 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Peter 2:4f; to abstain (A. V. forbear), an infinitive denoting the act abstained from being supplied from the context: καυχᾶσθαι, 2 Corinthians 12:6 (μή φειδου — namely, διδάσκεινεἰ ἔχεις διδάσκειν, Xenophon, Cyril 1, 6, 35; with the infinitive added, λέγειν κακά, Euripides, Or. 393; δρασαι τί τῶν τυραννικων, Plato, de rep. 9, p. 574 b.).

forbear, spare.

Of uncertain affinity; to be chary of, i.e. (subjectively) to abstain or (objectively) to treat leniently -- forbear, spare.

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