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Entry for Strong's #1243 - διαίρεσις

Word Origin
from (1244)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. division, distribution
  2. distinction, difference
    1. in particular, a distinction arising from a different distribution to different persons
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1506 ‑ גֶּזֶר (gheh'‑zer);  4256 ‑ מַחֲלֹקֶת (makh‑al‑o'‑keth);  5159 ‑ נַחֲלָה (nakh‑al‑aw');  6390 ‑ פְּלַגָּה (pel‑ag‑gaw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 3
1 Corinthians 3

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διαίρ-εσις, εως, ἡ,


1. divisibility, Arist. Metaph. 1016b4, al.

2. Medic., dissection, ζῴων Gal. 4.664. venesection, Antyll. ap. Orib. 7.9.2. surgical operation, Phld. Lib. p.56O. pl., wounds, Diod.Rh. p.53H.

II dividing, distribution, of money, Hdt. 7.144; of spoil, X. Cyr. 4.5.55; ἐν διαιρέσει [ψήφων ] in the reckoning of the votes on either side, A. Eu. 749; ἀντίγραφον διαιρέσεως BGU 1013.1 (i A.D.).


1. distinction, ἀγνωσίας τε καὶ γνώσεως Pl. Sph. 267b; [τῆς δημοκρατίας καὶ τῆς ὀλιγαρχίας ] Arist. Pol. 1294a34. in Logic, division of genus into species, τῶν γενῶν κατ' εἴδη δ. Pl. Sph. 267d; ἡ διὰ τῶν γενῶν δ. Arist. APr. 46a31; opp. συναγωγαί, Pl. Phdr. 266b. separation of subject and predicate, περὶ σύνθεσιν καὶ δ. ἐστι τὸ ψεῦδος καὶ τὸ ἀληθές Arist. Int. 16a12.

2. ὁ παρὰ τὴν δ. [λόγος ] the fallacy of division (cf. σύνθεσις), Id. SE 177a33. Rhet., division or distribution into heads, Hermog. Prog. 7, Stat. 1, Onos. 2 tit., etc. Gramm., resolution of a diphthong into two syllables, A.D. Pron. 87.2, al.; of one word into two, κατὰ διαίρεσιν ἀναγνωστέον Ath. 11.492a, cf. Trypho Trop. 1.8. in Metric, division of a line at the close of a foot, diaeresis, Aristid.Quint. 1.24. Math., δ. λόγου transformation of a ratio dividendo, Euc. 5 Def. 15; κατὰ διαίρεσιν Archim. Sph.Cyl. 2.6. division of troops, of the Roman cohors, J. AJ 7.14.9.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαίρεσις, διαιρέσεως, (διαιρέω, which see);

1. division, distribution, (Herodotus, Xenophon, Plato, others).

2. distinction, difference, (Plato, Sophocles, p. 267 b. τινα διαίρεσιν ἀγνωσιας τέ καί γνώσεως θήσομεν; others); in particular, a distinction arising from a different distribution to different persons, (A. V. diversity): 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, cf. 1 Corinthians 12:11 διαιροῦν ἰδίᾳ ἑκάστῳ καθώς βούλεται.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δι -αίρεσις , -εως ,

(< διαιρέω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H4256;]

1. a distinction, diference.

2. a division, distribution: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (cf. διαιρέω ; Cremer, 616).†

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

In the long land-survey P Tebt I. 61 (b).51, .68 (B.C. 118–7) we find ἐγ διαιρέσεως bis of the ";division"; of wheat among several cultivators : cf. ib. 72 (B.C. 114–3) quater. For the same meaning see P Tebt. II. 382.4 (division of land—B.C. 30–A.D. 1) ἐκ κλήρου διαιρέσεω ̓, ";in consequence of the division by lot,"; P Flor I. 5.5 (A.D. 244–5), ib. 50.116 (A.D. 268), P Strass I. 29.43, .45 (A.D. 289), P Gen I. 11.4 (A.D. 350) al. In P Hib I. 116.3 (c, B.C. 245) διαίρεσις Μεχὶρ ἕως Ἐπείφ, the word is used of a ";period"; of time. From the inscriptions we may cite Syll 510.24 (ii/B.C.) καὶ κοινὴμ μὲν διαίρεσιν ταύτην εἶναι, —ἂν δέ πως ἄλλως πρὸς αὐτοὺς ὁμολογήσωσιν ὑπὲρ τῆς διαιρέσεως κτλ. with reference to certain μερισμοὺς τῶν ἐγγαίων.


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Διαιρεσεις Διαιρέσεις διαιρέσεσιν διαιρέσεων διαιρέσεως διαίρεσιν διαιρέσις διαίρεσις Diaireseis Diairéseis
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