bdelussomai: to detestOriginal Word: βδελύσσομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (bdel-oos'-so)
Short Definition: I abhor, detest
Definition: I abhor, detest, loathe.
Cognate: 948 bdelýssō – properly, stink, become foul (abhorrent), detestable as stench; "to strongly detest something on the basis that it is abominable – 'to abhor, to abominate' " (L & N, 1, 25.186). See 946 (bdelussō).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from bdeó (to stink)
abhor (1), abominable (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 948: βδελύσσω
βδελύσσω: (βδέω quietly to break wind, to stink);
1. to render foul, to cause to be abhorred: τήν ὀσμήν, Exodus 5:21; to defile, pollute: τάς ψυχάς, τήν ψυχήν, Leviticus 11:43; Leviticus 20:25; 1 Macc. 1:48; perfect passive participle ἐβδελυγμένος abominable, Revelation 21:8 (Leviticus 18:30; Proverbs 8:7; Job 15:16; 3Macc. 6:9; βδελυσσόμενος, 2 Macc. 5:8). In native Greek writings neither the active nor the passive is found.
2. βδελύσσομαι; deponent middle (1 aorist ἐβδελυξάμην often in the Sept. (Josephus, b. j 6, 2, 10); in Greek writings deponent passive, and from Aristophanes down); properly, to turn oneself away from on account of the stench; metaphorically, to abhor, detest: τί, Romans 2:22. From a (presumed) derivative of bdeo (to stink); to be disgusted, i.e. (by implication) detest (especially of idolatry) -- abhor, abominable.
From a (presumed) derivative of bdeo (to stink); to be disgusted, i.e. (by implication) detest (especially of idolatry) -- abhor, abominable.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 948
βδελυσσόμενος — 1 Occ.
ἐβδελυγμένοις — 1 Occ.
Romans 2:22 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: μοιχεύεις ὁ βδελυσσόμενος τὰ εἴδωλα
NAS: adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols,
KJV: dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols,
INT: do you commit adultery you who abhor the idols