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Strong's #4472 - ῥαντίζω

from a derivative of rhaino (to sprinkle)
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  1. to sprinkle
  2. to cleanse by sprinkling, hence to purify, cleanse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2398 ‑ חָטָא (khaw‑taw');  5137 ‑ נָזָה (naw‑zaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


= cross ῥαίνω, Ep.Hebrews 9:13; Hebrews 9:19; Hebrews 9:21 : Pass.,

to be sprinkled, LXX Leviticus 6:27, al., Ath. 12.521a, Alex.Trall. Febr. 4 .

II of the effect, purify, LXX Psalms 50:7(51).7; ἐρραντισμένοι τὰς καρδίας ἀπὸ συνειδήσεως πονηρᾶς Hebrews 10:22 .

III ῥαντίζει: σκώπτει, Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ῤαίνω; see ῤαντίζω.]

STRONGS NT 4472: ῤαντίζω ῤαντίζω; (from ῤαντός besprinkled, and this from ῤαίνω); 1 aorist ἐρραντισα and (so L T Tr WH) ἐραντισα (see Rho); (1 aorist middle subjunctive ῥαντισωνται (sprinkle themselves), Mark 7:4 WH text (so Volkmar, Weiss, others) after manuscripts א B); perfect passive participle ἐρραντισμενος (Tdf. ῥεραντισμενος, L Tr WH ῥεραντισμενος with smooth breathing; see Rho); for ῤαίνω, more common in classical Greek; to sprinkle: properly, τινα, Hebrews 9:13 (on the rite here referred to cf. Numbers 19:2-10; Winers RWB, under the word Sprengwasser; (B. D., under the word )); Numbers 19:19; τί αἵματι, Numbers 19:21; (Revelation 19:13 WH (see περιρραίνω)). to cleanse by sprinkling, hence, tropically, to purify, cleanse: ἐρραντισμένοι τάς καρδίας (on this accusative see Buttmann, § 134, 7) ἀπό κτλ., Hebrews 10:22. (Athen. 12, p. 521 a.; for Hebrew חִטֵּא, Psalm 50:9 (); for נָזָה, Leviticus 6:27; 2 Kings 9:33.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ῥαντίζω ,

[in LXX: Leviticus 6:27 (20), 2 Kings 9:33 (H5137), Psalms 51:7 (H2398 pi.) *;]

= cl., ῥαίνω ,

to sprinkle, besprinkle: c. acc, Hebrews 9:13; Hebrews 9:19; id. et dat., Hebrews 9:21; pass., Revelation 19:13, WH; of cleansing by sprinkling, Hebrews 10:22 (v. M, Gr., ii, 100); mid., Mark 7:4 (WH, txt., R, mg.).†

περι -ραίνω

(-ρραίνω , Rec., v. WH, App., 139 f.),

[in LXX for H5137 hi.;]

to sprinkle around: Revelation 19:13 T (ῤεραντισμένον , WH; ῤε -, R, txt.; βεβαμμένον , Rec., R, mg.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";of thyself"; : cf. P Flor I. 61.60 (A.D. 85) (= Chrest. II. p. 89) ἄξιος μ [ ]ν ἦς μαστιγωθῆναι, διὰ σεαυτοῦ [κ ]ατασχὼν ἄνθρωπον εὐσχήμονα καὶ γυν [αῖ ]καν.

The contracted form σαυτοῦ is not found in the NT (but cf. James 2:8 B), but is common in the papyri, e.g. P Petr III. 53 (o).8 (iii/B.C.) ἐπιμελό [μενό ]ς τε σαυτοῦ, P Par 46.21 (B.C.152) (= UPZ i. p. 338) [πιμ ]έλου με (l. δὲ) καὶ σαυτοῦ, BGU IV. 1079.31 (A.D. 41) τὰ παρ () σατῷ (l. σαυτοῦ), P Amh II. 132.4 (early ii/A.D.) σὺ γὰρ διὰ σαυτοῦ ἶ, ";for you are acting for yourself"; (Edd.), and BGU II. 380.16 (iii/A.D.) εἰ δὲ οἶδες σατῷ, ὅτι ἔχεις ἔτι, γράψον μ ̣ο ̣ι. See further s.v. αὑτοῦ, and Moulton Gr. ii. p. 180 f.


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List of Word Forms
βαπτίσωνται βεβαμμένον εραντισεν ἐράντισεν ερράντισε ερραντίσθη ερραντισμένοι ραντιείς ραντιζουσα ραντίζουσα ῥαντίζουσα ραντισθή ραντισωνται ῥαντίσωνται ρεραντισμενοι ῤεραντισμένοι ῥεραντισμένοι ρεραντισμενον ῤεραντισμένον baptisontai baptisōntai baptísontai baptísōntai bebammenon bebamménon erantisen erántisen rantizousa rerantismenoi rhantizousa rhantízousa rherantismenoi rherantisménoi
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