Word Summary
sphazō: to slay, slaughter
Original Word: σφάζω
Transliteration: sphazō
Phonetic Spelling: (sfad'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to slay, slaughter
Meaning: to slay, slaughter
Strong's Concordance
kill, slay, wound.

A primary verb; to butcher (especially an animal for food or in sacrifice) or (generally) to slaughter, or (specially), to maim (violently) -- kill, slay, wound.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4969: σφάζω

σφάζω, Attic σφάττω: future σφάξω, Revelation 6:4 L T Tr WH; 1 aorist ἐσφαξα; passive, perfect participle ἐσφαγμένος; 2 aorist ἐσφαγην; from Homer down; the Sept. very often for שָׁחַט, to slay, slaughter, butcher: properly, ἀρνίον, Revelation 5:6, 12; Revelation 13:8; τινα, to put to death by violence (often so in Greek writings from Herodotus down), 1 John 3:12; Revelation 5:9; Revelation 6:4, 9; Revelation 18:24. κεφαλή ἐσφαγμενη εἰς θάνατον, mortally wounded (R. V. smitten unto death), Revelation 13:3. (Compare: κατασφάζω.)