5465. chalaō
Lexical Summary
chalaō: to slacken
Original Word: χαλάω
Transliteration: chalaō
Phonetic Spelling: (khal-ah'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to slacken
Meaning: to slacken
Strong's Concordance
to slacken, let down

From the base of chasma; to lower (as into a void) -- let down, strike.

see GREEK chasma

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5465: χαλάω

χαλάω, χάλω; future χαλάσω; 1 aorist ἐχάλασα; 1 aorist passive, ἐχαλάσθην; from Aeschylus and Pindar down;

a. to loosen, slacken, relax.

b. to let down from a higher place to a lower: τί or τινα, Mark 2:4; Luke 5:4; Acts 27:17, 30 (in these last two passages in a nautical sense, to lower); τινα ἐν συριδιδ, Acts 9:25; passive, 2 Corinthians 11:33.


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