merismos: a dividing, distributionOriginal Word: μερισμός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (mer-is-mos')
Short Definition: a distribution, separation
Definition: (a) a distributing, a distribution, (b) a parting, dividing, severance, separation.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a dividing, distribution
division (1), gifts (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3311: μερισμός
μερισμός, μερισμοῦ, ὁ (μερίζω), a division, partition (Plato, Polybius, Strabo, (others));
1. a distribution; plural distributions of various kinds: πνεύματος ἁγίου, genitive of the object, Hebrews 2:4.
2. a separation: ἄχρι μερισμοῦ ψυχῆς καί πνεύματος, which many take actively: 'up to the dividing' i. e. so far as to cleave asunder or separate; but it is not easy to understand what the dividing of the 'soul' is. Hence, it is more correct, I think, and more in accordance with the context, to take the word passively (just as other verbal substantive ending in μος are used, e. g. ἁγιασμός, πειρασμός), and translate even to the division, etc., i. e. to that most hidden spot, the dividing line between soul and spirit, where the one passes into the other, Hebrews 4:12; (cf. Siegfried, Philo von Alex. as above with, p. 325f). From merizo; a separation or distribution -- dividing asunder, gift. see GREEK merizo
From merizo; a separation or distribution -- dividing asunder, gift.
see GREEK merizo
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3311
μερισμοῖς — 1 Occ.
μερισμοῦ — 1 Occ.
Hebrews 2:4 N-DMP
GRK: πνεύματος ἁγίου μερισμοῖς κατὰ τὴν
NAS: miracles and by gifts of the Holy
KJV: miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost,
INT: of [the] Spirit Holy distributions according to