hairesis <139>

airesiv hairesis

Pronunciation:hah'-ee-res-is
Origin:from 138
Reference:TDNT - 1:180,27
PrtSpch:n f
In Greek:aireseiv 3, airesewv 3, airesin 2, airesiv 1
In NET:sect 2, religious party 2, divisions 1, a sect 1, heresies 1, party 1, factions 1
In AV:sect 5, heresy 4
Count:9
Definition:1) act of taking, capture: e.g. storming a city
2) choosing, choice
3) that which is chosen
4) a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party)
4a) of the Sadducees
4b) of the Pharisees
4c) of the Christians
5) dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims

Synonym : See Definition 5916
from 138; properly, a choice, i.e. (specially) a party or (abstractly)
disunion:-heresy (which is the Greek word itself), sect.
see GREEK for 138

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