aniptos: unwashedOriginal Word: ἄνιπτος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (an'-ip-tos)
Short Definition: unwashed
Definition: unwashed, ceremonially unclean.
What made something ceremonially "unclean"?
This issue in Judaism was unfortunately defined by confused rabbis rather than Scripture. Accordingly, Jesus had to exposed it for the oppressive, fruitless legalism that it was.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and niptó
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 449: ἄνιπτος
ἄνιπτος, ὄν (νίπτω to wash), unwashed: Matthew 15:20; Mark 7:2, and R L marginal reading in 5. (Homer, Iliad 6, 266, etc.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceunwashed.
see GREEK a
see GREEK nipto
Forms and Transliterationsανιπτοις ανίπτοις ἀνίπτοις aniptois aníptois
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 449
ἀνίπτοις — 2 Occ.
Matthew 15:20 Adj-DMP
GRK: τὸ δὲ ἀνίπτοις χερσὶν φαγεῖν
NAS: but to eat with unwashed hands
KJV: to eat with unwashen hands
INT: moreover with unwashed hands eating