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ἀπόθεσις

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἀπόθεσις, εως, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
apothesis
Simplified transliteration: 
apothesis
Numbers
Strong's number: 
595
GK Number: 
629
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3e(5b)
Gloss: 
removal, putting aside, getting rid of; this can be a euphemism for death (2Pe 1:14)
Definition: 
a putting off, or away, laying aside, a euphemism for death, 1 Pet. 3:21; 2 Pet. 1:14*

Greek-English Concordance for

1 Peter 3:21 This water prefigures baptism, which now saves you — not the removal (apothesis | ἀπόθεσις | nom sg fem) of dirt from the body but the answer of a good conscience to God — by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
2 Peter 1:14 since I know that my body will soon be put aside (apothesis | ἀπόθεσις | nom sg fem) as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.