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λούω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
λούω
Greek transliteration: 
louō
Simplified transliteration: 
louo
Principal Parts: 
-, ἔλουσα, -, λέλουμαι ορ λέλουσμαι, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3068
GK Number: 
3374
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
5
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1a(8)
Gloss: 
to wash, have a bath
Definition: 
pr. to bathe the body, as distinguished from washing only the extremities, Jn. 13:10; to bathe, wash, Acts 9:37; 16:33; Heb. 10:22; 2 Pet. 2:22*

Greek-English Concordance for

John 13:10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed (leloumenos | λελουμένος | perf pass ptcp nom sg masc) has no need to wash, except for his feet, but is clean all over. And you men are clean, but not all of you.”
Acts 9:37 In those days she became ill and died; and when they had washed (lousantes | λούσαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) her, they laid her in an upper room.
Acts 16:33 And taking them in that hour of the night, he washed (elousen | ἔλουσεν | aor act ind 3 sg) their wounds; then he was baptized at once, he and all his family.
Hebrews 10:22 let us continue to draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, since our hearts have been sprinkled clean from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed (lelousmenoi | λελουσμένοι | perf pass ptcp nom pl masc) with clean water.
2 Peter 2:22 What has happened to them illustrates the true proverb: “A dog returns to its own vomit, and a sow, after washing herself (lousamenē | λουσαμένη | aor mid ptcp nom sg fem), returns to wallow in the mire.”