Word Summary
lymainomai: to outrage, to corrupt
Original Word: λυμαίνομαι
Transliteration: lymainomai
Phonetic Spelling: (loo-mah'-ee-nom-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to outrage, to corrupt
Meaning: to outrage, to corrupt
Strong's Concordance
to ravage, destroy

Middle voice from a probably derivative of luo (meaning filth); properly, to soil, i.e. (figuratively) insult (maltreat) -- make havock of.

see GREEK luo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3075: λυμαίνομαι

λυμαίνομαι: imperfect ἐλυμαινομην; deponent middle; (λύμη injury, ruin, contumely); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;

1. to affix a stigma to, to dishonor, spot, defile (Ezekiel 16:25; Proverbs 23:8; 4 Macc. 18:8).

2. to treat shamefully or with injury, to ravage, devastate, ruin: ἐλυμαίνετο τήν ἐκκλησίαν, said of Saul as the cruel and violent persecutor (A. V. made havock of), Acts 8:3.