890. achréstos
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achréstos: useless
Original Word: ἄχρηστος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: achréstos
Phonetic Spelling: (akh'-race-tos)
Short Definition: unprofitable, useless
Definition: unprofitable, useless, detrimental.

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890 áxrēstos (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 5532 /xreía, "usefulness") – properly, "not useful," i.e. failing to execute duty and therefore unprofitable (useless); unuseful, lacking utility (used only in Phm 11).

Phm 11: "Formerly he was useless (890 /áxrēstos) to you, but now he is indeed useful (2173 /eúxrēstos) to you and to me."

[Both terms come from the same root (5532 /xreía, "profitable").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and chréstos
NASB Translation
useless (1).

STRONGS NT 890: ἄχρηστος

ἄχρηστος, ἄχρηστον (χρηστός, and this from χράομαι), useless, unprofitable: Philemon 1:11 (here opposed to εὔχρηστος). (In Greek writings from Homer (i. e. Batrach. 70; Theognis) down.) (Synonyms: cf. Tittmann ii. 11f; Trench, § c. 17; Ellicott on Philemon 1:11.)

unprofitable, useless

From a (as a negative particle) and chrestos; inefficient, i.e. (by implication) detrimental -- unprofitable.

see GREEK a

see GREEK chrestos

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