Word Summary
nosphizō: to abandon, to set apart
Original Word: νοσφίζω
Transliteration: nosphizō
Phonetic Spelling: (nos-fid'-zom-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to abandon, to set apart
Meaning: to abandon, to set apart
Strong's Concordance
keep back, purloin.

Middle voice from nosphi (apart or clandestinely); to sequestrate for oneself, i.e. Embezzle -- keep back, purloin.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3557: νοσφίζω

νοσφίζω: middle, present participle νοσφιζόμενος; 1 aorist ἐνοσφισαμην; (νόσφι afar, apart); to set apart, separate, divide; middle to set apart or separate for oneself, i. e. to purloin, embezzle, withdraw covertly and appropriate to one's own use: χρήματα, Xenophon, Cyril 4, 2, 42; Plutarch, Lucull. 37; Aristid. 4; μηδέν τῶν ἐκ τῆς διαρπαγης, Polybius 10, 16, 6; χρυσώματα, 2 Macc. 4:32; ἀλλότρια, Josephus, Antiquities 4, 8, 29; absolutely, Titus 2:10; (τί) ἀπό τίνος, Acts 5:2, 3 (here A. V. keep back); the Sept. Joshua 7:1; ἐκ τίνος, Athen. 6, p. 234 a.