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Strong's #1253 - διάκρισις

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  1. a distinguishing, discerning, judging
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Strong #: 4657 ‑ מִפְלָשׂ (mif‑lawce');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διά-κρῐσις, εως, ἡ,


1. separation, dissolution, opp. σύγκρισις, Emp. 58, Anaxag. 10, Pl. Sph. 243b, al.; segregation, τῶν ἡμαρτηκότων J. BJ 2.14.8; discrimination, καλοῦ τε καὶ κακοῦ Hebrews 5:14; πνευμάτων 1 Corinthians 12:10; differentiation, Dam. Proverbs 1:1-33.

2. in concrete sense, resolved form, ἡ ἀτμὶς ὕδατος δ. ἐστιν Arist. Mete. 340b3, 341b15.


1. decision, determination, Pl. Lg. 765a, X. Cyr. 8.2.27, A.R. 4.1169; judicial decision, PLond. 2.476.9 (i A.D.): metaph., Romans 14:1 (pl.); interpretation of dreams or omens, Ph. 2.55, Paus. 1.34.5; δ. σημειώσεως medical diagnosis, Sor. 2.23: but in pl., αἱ ἐκ νούσων δ. determinations, crises, Hp. Genit. 3.

2. examination or revision of accounts, δ. πρακτόρων Wilcken Chr. 41 iii6 (iii A.D.).


1. decision by battle, τάξεων πρὸς ἀλλήλους Plb. 18.28.3; quarrel, dispute, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.29U., Arat. 109, Milet. 3.149.39. in X. Cyn. 4.1, space between the eyes in dogs. separation of tumour from bloodvessels, Antyll. ap. Orib. 45.2.9.

2. secretion, οὔρων Aret. SA 1.9, cf. Gal. 6.382. a bandage, Id. 18(1).777.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διάκρισις, διακρισεως, (διακρίνω), a distinguishing, discerning, judging: πνευμάτων, 1 Corinthians 12:10; καλοῦ τέ καί κακοῦ, Hebrews 5:14; μή εἰς διακρίσεις διαλογισμῶν, not for the purpose of passing judgment on opinions, as to which one is to be preferred as the more correct, Romans 14:1 (see διαλοσμος, 1). (Xenophon, Plato, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

διά -κρισις , -εως ,

(διακρίνω ),

[in LXX for H4657, Job 37:16 *;]

the act of judgment, discernment: Romans 14:1, 1 Corinthians 12:10, Hebrews 5:14.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

With the use of διακρίνω cited above rom BGU III 747, cf. P Par 69C. .5 (A.D. 233) διάκρισιν πρακτόρων, the ";revision"; or the (books of the) tax-gatherers by the Praefect : see Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 609. Other examples of the word are P Lond 276.12 (A.D. 15) (= II. p. 149) ὅπως ἐπὶ τοῦ διαλογισμοῦ [τὴ ]ν διάκρισιν δηλώσωσι, P Tebt II. 302.21 (A.D. 71–2) ]ερευ [τι ]κῷ λόγῳ πρὸς διάκρισιν, ";priestly list for examination,"; P Strass I. 77.4 (ii/iiiA.D.) διακρίσ (εως) Ἀθηναίο (υ), and P Giss I. 48.5 (A.D. 202–3) ἐκ τῆς γενομένης ὑπ᾽ ἐμοῦ. . . ἐξετάσεως καὶ διακρίσεως.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
διακρισεις διακρίσεις διακρισιν διάκρισιν διακύπτειν διακύψη διέκυπτε διέκυψαν διέκυψε διέκυψεν diakriseis diakríseis diakrisin diákrisin
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