Word Summary
koloboō: to curtail
Original Word: κολοβόω
Transliteration: koloboō
Phonetic Spelling: (kol-ob-o'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to curtail
Meaning: to curtail
Strong's Concordance

From a derivative of the base of kolazo; to dock, i.e. (figuratively) abridge -- shorten.

see GREEK kolazo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2856: κολοβόω

κολοβόω, κολοβω: 1 aorist ἐκολοβωσα; passive, 1 aorist ἐκολοβωθην; 1 future κολοβωθήσομαι; (from κολοβός lopped, mutilated); to cut off (τάς χεῖρας, 2 Samuel 4:12; τούς πόδας, Aristotle, h. a. 1, 1 (p. 487, 24); τήν ῤῖνα, Diodorus 1, 78); to mutilate (Polybius 1, 80, 13); hence in the N. T. of time (Vulg.brevio) to shorten, abridge, curtail: Matthew 24:22; Mark 13:20.