katharismos: a cleansingOriginal Word: καθαρισμός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (kath-ar-is-mos')
Short Definition: cleansing, purifying, purification
Definition: cleansing, purifying, purification, literal, ceremonial, or moral; met: expiation.
Cognate: 2512 katharismós (a masculine noun derived from 2511 /katharízō, "to purge") – purification, which results from God removing undesirable admixtures (eliminating impurities).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
cleansing (2), purification (5).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2512: καθαρισμός
καθαρισμός, καθαρισμοῦ, ὁ (καθαρίζω), a cleansing, purification; a ritual purgation or washing (Vulg.purgatio, pnrifcatio, emundatio): used with a genitive of the subjunctive, τῶν Ἰουδαίων, of the washings of the Jews before and after their meals, John 2:6; without a genitive, of baptism (a symbol of moral cleansing), John 3:25; with a genitive of the object, and that a person — of the levitical purification of women after childbirth, Luke 2:22; and of lepers, Mark 1:44; Luke 5:14; with a genitive of the thing, ἁμαρτιῶν or ἁμαρτημάτων, a cleansing from the guilt of sins (see καθαρίζω, 1 b. β.): wrought now by baptism, 2 Peter 1:9, now by the expiatory sacrifice of Christ, Hebrews 1:3 on which cf. Kurtz, Commentary, p. 70; (Exodus 30:10; τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου, Job 7:21; of an atonement, Lucian, asin. 22).
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancecleansing, purification
From katharizo; a washing off, i.e. (ceremonially) ablution, (morally) expiation -- cleansing, + purge, purification(-fying).
see GREEK katharizo
Forms and Transliterationsκαθαρισμον καθαρισμόν καθαρισμὸν καθαρισμου καθαρισμού καθαρισμοῦ καθαρισμώ katharismon katharismòn katharismou katharismoû
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2512
καθαρισμὸν — 2 Occ.
καθαρισμοῦ — 5 Occ.
Mark 1:44 N-GMS
GRK: περὶ τοῦ καθαρισμοῦ σου ἃ
NAS: and offer for your cleansing what
KJV: thy cleansing those things
INT: for the cleansing of you what
John 2:6 N-AMS
2 Peter 1:9 N-GMS