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Strong's #809 - ἀσχήμων

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of (G2192) (in the sense of its congener (G4976))
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  1. deformed
  2. indecent, unseemly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5039 ‑ נְבָלָה (neb‑aw‑law');  6172 ‑ עֶרְוָה (er‑vaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀσχήμ-ων, ον,

gen. ονος, (σχῆμα)

I misshapen, ugly, Hp. Art. 27, Procl. in Prm. p.624S.


1. unseemly, shameful, E. Hel. 299, Pl. Phlb. 46a, Arist. Pol. 1336b14, etc.

2. of persons, ἀ. γενέσθαι to be indecorous, Hdt. 7.160; ἀσχημονέστερος Arist. EN 1127b13.

III Adv. -νως J. BJ 2.12.1, Phld. Sign. 29: Sup. -έστατα very meanly, Pl. Lg. 959d.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀσχήμων, ἀσχημονος, neuter ἄσχημον (σχῆμα);

a. deformed.

b. indecent, unseemly: 1 Corinthians 12:23, opposed to εὐσχήμων. ((Herodotus), Xenophon, Plato, and subsequent writings.)

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀσχήμων , -ον

(< - neg., σχῆμα ),

[in LXX: Genesis 34:7 (H5039), Deuteronomy 24:1 (H6172), Wisdom of Solomon 2:20, Da TH Sus 1:63, 2 Maccabees 9:2 *;]

1. shapeless.

2. uncomely, unseemly: 1 Corinthians 12:23.†

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

Syll 653.4 (B.C. 91) μηθὲν ἄσχημον μηδὲ ἄδικον ποιήσειν . A ";late form"; of the adj. (LS, who quote Polemo, a writer of ii/A.D.) is found in P Ryl II. 144.18 (A.D. 38) παρεχρήσατό μοι πολλὰ καὶ ἄσχημα , ";subjected me to much shameful mishandling"; (Edd.). The ordinary form occurs in another petition of the same group, ib. 150.11 (A.D. 40–1) ἐκακολόγησεν πολλὰ καὶ ἀ [σ ]χήμονα . So Vettius Valens p. 62.16 ἀτυχεῖς καὶ ἀσχήμονας .

[Supplemental from 1930 edition]

See the introd. to PSI VI. 577.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
άσχημον ασχημονα ασχήμονα ἀσχήμονα aschemona aschēmona aschḗmona
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