1311. diaphtheirō
Lexical Summary
diaphtheirō: to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
Original Word: διαφθείρω
Transliteration: diaphtheirō
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-af-thi'-ro)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
Meaning: to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
Strong's Concordance
corrupt, destroy, perish.

From diaballo and phtheiro; to rot thoroughly, i.e. (by implication) to ruin (passively, decay utterly, figuratively, pervert) -- corrupt, destroy, perish.

see GREEK diaballo

see GREEK phtheiro

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1311: διαφθείρω

διαφθείρω; 1 aorist διεφθειρα; passive (present διαφθείρομαι); perfect participle διεφθαρμενος; 2 aorist διεφθαρην; the Sept. very often for שִׁחֵת, occasionally for חִבֵּל; in Greek writings from Homer down;

1. to change for the worse, to corrupt: minds, morals; τήν γῆν, i. e. the men that inhabit the earth, Revelation 11:18; διεφθαρμένοι τόν νοῦν, 1 Timothy 6:5 (τήν διάνοιαν, Plato, legg. 10, p. 888 a.; τόν γνώμην, Dionysius Halicarnassus Antiquities 5, 21; τούς ὀφθαλμούς, Xenophon, an. 4, 5, 12).

2. to destroy, ruin, (Latinperdere);

a. to consume, of bodily vigor and strength: ἔξω ἡμῶν ἄνθρωπος διαφθείρεται (is decaying), 2 Corinthians 4:16; of the worm or moth that eats provisions, clothing, etc. Luke 12:33.

b. to destroy (Latindelere): Revelation 8:9; to kill, διαφθείρειν τούς, etc. Revelation 11:18.


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