The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 4059 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
peritemnofrom (4012) and the base of (5114)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
per-ee-tem'-no Verb
  1. to cut around
  2. to circumcise
    1. cut off one's prepuce (used of that well known rite by which not only the male children of the Israelites, on the eighth day after birth, but subsequently also "proselytes of righteousness" were consecrated to Jehovah and introduced into the number of his people)
    2. to get one's self circumcised, present one's self to be circumcised, receive circumcision
    3. since by the rite of circumcision a man was separated from the unclean world and dedicated to God, the word is transferred to denote the extinguishing of lusts and the removal of sins
NAS Word Usage - Total: 17
circumcise 4, circumcised 10, circumcision 1, receive circumcision 1, receives circumcision 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 Peritemno". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.