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Strong's #208 - ἀκυρόω

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and (G2964)
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  1. to render void, deprive of force and authority
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. cancel, set aside, ψήφισμα, δόγμα, Din. 1.63, D.S. 16.24; ὀφειλήματα SIG 742.30 (Pass., Ephesus), cf. Str. 8.4.10 (Pass., D.H. 2.72, BGU 1053 ii 14 (i B. C.).

2. set at naught, treat as of no effect, LXX [*] Es. 6.32; λόγον θεοῦ Matthew 15:6, cf. J. AJ 18.8.8. reject, deny the validity of, Phld. Sign. 30.

3. metaph., render powerless, τῷ λογισμῷ τὸν τῶν παθῶν οἶστρον LXX 4 Maccabees 2:3.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀκυρόω, (ῶ, 1 aorist ἠκύρωσα; (ἄκυρος without authority, not binding, void; from κῦρος force, authority), to render void, deprive of force and authority, (opposed to κυρόω to confirm, make valid): ἐντολήν, Matthew 15:6 (R G; νόμον, ibid. T WH marginal reading); λόγον (Matthew 15:6 L Tr WH text); Mark 7:13 (cf. ἀθετέω); διαθήκην, Galatians 3:17. ((1 Esdr. 6:31); Diodorus, Dionysius Halicarnassus, Plutarch.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† ἀκυρόω , -

(< κῦρος , authority),

[in LXX: 1 Esdras 6:32; *;]

to revoke, invalidate (MM, VGT, s.v.): Matthew 15:6, Mark 7:13, Galatians 3:17 (Plut.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The adjective ἄκυρος is common in legal phraseology (e.g. it comes quarter in the Ptolemaic Hibeh papyri). It occurs in the new Median parchment, P Saїd Khan 1a. .23 (B.C. 88) ὃς ἂν δὲ ἐγβάλῃ κτλ . [ ]στω ἄκυρος applied to a person, whose action is voided by illegality, a classical use. In the second parchment (B.C. 22) τήν τε ἀθέτησιν εἶναι αὐτὴν ἄκυρον , it has its normal Hellenistic force. Ἀκύρωσις goes with ἀθέτησις (see s.v.), or is used by itself, especially in the phrase εἰς ἀκύρωσιν of a will or an I.O.U. received back to be cancelled : so P Oxy I. 107 .4 f. (A.D. 123) ἀνέλαβον παρὰ σοῦ εἰς ἀκύρωσιν , ib. III. 490 .3 f. (A.D. 124) πρὸς ἀκύρωσιν ἄγειν τήνδε τὴν διαθήκην , ";to revoke this will."; The verb occurs in the same sense P Oxy III. 491.3 (A.D. 126), 494.4 (A.D. 156), 495.3 (A.D. 181–9), etc. : cf. Syll 329.30 (i/B.C.) ἠκυρῶσθαι τὰς κ [α ]τ᾽ αὐτῶν ἐκγραφὰς καὶ ὀφειλήμ [ατα ].



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List of Word Forms
ακυροι ακυροί ἀκυροῖ ακυρουντες ακυρούντες ἀκυροῦντες ηκυρωσατε ηκυρώσατε ἠκυρώσατε akuroi akurountes akyroi akyroî akyrountes akyroûntes ekurosate ēkurōsate ekyrosate ekyrṓsate ēkyrōsate ēkyrṓsate