κείρω

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker-, cognate with Old Armenian քերեմ (kʿerem, I scratch), Proto-Germanic *skeraną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

κείρω (keirō) future: κερῶ aorist: ἔκερσα perfect: κέκαρκα perfect m/p: κέκαρμαι aorist passive: ἐκάρμην

  1. I shear, shave, cut hair short
    Ως προβατον επι σφαγην ηχθη, και ως αμνος εναντιον του κειραντος αυτου αφωνος
    As a sheep to slaughter he was led, and as a lamb before his shearer is silent (Acts 8:32)
    κειραμενος εν Κεγχρεαις την κεφαλην, ειχε γαρ ευχην
    shearing his head in Cenchreae, for he had a vow (Acts 18:18)
  2. I ravage, waste
  3. I destroy, consume, devour
  4. I cut short, lessen, reduce

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Last modified on 13 August 2013, at 15:31