331. anathema
Strong's Concordance
anathema: that which is laid up, i.e. a votive offering
Original Word: ἀνάθεμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: anathema
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ath'-em-ah)
Definition: that which is laid up, a votive offering
Usage: a votive offering, a thing devoted to God; a curse, the thing cursed.
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331 anáthema (from 303 /aná, "up" concluding a process, which intensifies 5087 /títhēmi, "to place") – properly, place up, referring to something pledged (given up) to destruction; a divine curse/ban ("accursed"); an "oath-curse."

[331 (anáthema) is the root of the English word, "anathema."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from anatithémi
that which is laid up, i.e. a votive offering
NASB Translation
accursed (5), solemn (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 331: ἀνάθεμα

ἀνάθεμα, (τος, τό (equivalent to τό ἀνατεθειμένον);

1. properly, a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept; specifically a votive offering, which after being consecrated to a god was hung upon the walls or columns of his temple, or put in some other conspicuous place: 2 Macc. 2:13 (Plutarch, Pelop c. 25); Luke 21:5 in L T, for ἀναθήμασι R G Tr WH; for the two forms are sometimes confounded in the manuscripts; Moeris, ἀνάθημα ἀττικῶς, ἀνάθεμα ἑλληνικῶς. Cf. ἐπίθημα, ἐπίθεμα, etc., in Lob. ad Phryn., p. 249 (cf. 445; Paral. 417; see also Lipsius, Gram. Unters., p. 41).

2. ἀνάθεμα in the Sept. is generally the translation of the Heb. חֵרֶם, a thing devoted to God without hope of being redeemed, and, if an animal, to be slain (Leviticus 27:28, 29); therefore a person or thing doomed to destruction, Joshua 6:17; Joshua 7:12, etc. (Winer's Grammar, 32); a thing abominable and detestable, an accursed thing, Deuteronomy 7:26. Hence, in the N. T. ἀνάθεμα denotes a. a curse: ἀναθέματι ἀναθεματίζειν, Acts 23:14 (Winers Grammar, 466 (484); Buttmann, 184 (159)).

b. a man accursed, devoted to the direst woes (equivalent to ἐπικατάρατος): ἀνάθεμα ἔστω, Galatians 1:8; 1 Corinthians 16:22; ἀνάθεμα λέγειν τινα to execrate one, 1 Corinthians 12:3 (R G, but L T Tr WH have restored ἀνάθεμα Ἰησοῦς, namely, ἔστω); ἀνάθεμα εἶναι ἀπό τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Romans 9:3 (pregnantly equivalent to doomed and so separated from Christ). Cf. the full remarks on this word in Fritzsche on Romans, vol. ii., 247ff; Wieseler on Galatians, p. 39ff; (a translation of the latter by Prof. Riddle in Schaff's Lange on Romans, p. 302ff; see also Trench, § v.; Lightfoot on Galatians, the passage cited; Ellicott ibid.; Tholuck on Romans, the passage cited; BB. DD., under the words, Anathema, Excommunication).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
accused, anathema, curse.

From anatithemai; a (religious) ban or (concretely) excommunicated (thing or person) -- accused, anathema, curse, X great.

see GREEK anatithemai

Forms and Transliterations
ΑΝΑΘΕΜΑ ανάθεμα ανάθεμά ἀνάθεμα Αναθεματι αναθέματι Ἀναθέματι αναθέματος ANATHEMA anáthema Anathemati Anathémati
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 23:14 N-DNS
GRK: πρεσβυτέροις εἶπαν Ἀναθέματι ἀνεθεματίσαμεν ἑαυτοὺς
NAS: ourselves under a solemn oath to taste
KJV: ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat
INT: elders said With an oath we have bound ourselves

Romans 9:3 N-NNS
GRK: ηὐχόμην γὰρ ἀνάθεμα εἶναι αὐτὸς
NAS: that I myself were accursed, [separated] from Christ
KJV: that myself were accursed from Christ
INT: I was wishing indeed a curse to be myself

1 Corinthians 12:3 N-NNS
GRK: λαλῶν λέγει ΑΝΑΘΕΜΑ ΙΗΣΟΥΣ καὶ
NAS: Jesus is accursed; and no one
KJV: Jesus accursed: and
INT: speaking says accursed [is] Jesus and

1 Corinthians 16:22 N-NNS
GRK: κύριον ἤτω ἀνάθεμα μαρανα θα
NAS: the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.
KJV: Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
INT: Lord let him be accursed Maran atha

Galatians 1:8 N-NNS
GRK: εὐηγγελισάμεθα ὑμῖν ἀνάθεμα ἔστω
NAS: we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
KJV: unto you, let him be accursed.
INT: we proclaimed to you accursed let him be

Galatians 1:9 N-NNS
GRK: ὃ παρελάβετε ἀνάθεμα ἔστω
NAS: you received, he is to be accursed!
KJV: ye have received, let him be accursed.
INT: what you received accursed let him be

Strong's Greek 331
6 Occurrences

ἀνάθεμα — 5 Occ.
Ἀναθέματι — 1 Occ.

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