The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 4027 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
perikaqarmafrom a compound of (4012) and (2508)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
per-ee-kath'-ar-mah Noun Neuter
  1. off scouring, refuse
  2. metaph.
    1. the most abject and despicable men
    2. the price of expiation or redemption, because the Greeks used to apply the term "katharmata" to victims sacrificed to make expiation for the people, and even to criminals who were maintained at the public expense, that on the outbreak of a pestilence or other calamity they might be offered as sacrifices to make expiation for the state
NAS Word Usage - Total: 1
scum 1
NAS Verse Count
1 Corinthians1

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Perikatharma". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.