Word Summary
apokoptō: to cut off
Original Word: ἀποκόπτω
Transliteration: apokoptō
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ok-op'-to)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to cut off
Meaning: to cut off
Strong's Concordance
cut off.

From apo and kopto; to amputate; reflexively (by irony) to mutilate (the privy parts) -- cut off. Compare katatome.

see GREEK apo

see GREEK kopto

see GREEK katatome

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 609: ἀποκόπτω

ἀποκόπτω: 1 aorist ἀπεκοψα; future middle ἀποκόψομαι; to cut off, amputate: Mark 9:43 (45); John 18:10, 26; Acts 27:32; ὄφελον καί ἀποκόψονται I would that they (who urge the necessity of circumcision would not only circumcise themselves, but) would even mutilate themselves (or cut off their privy parts), Galatians 5:12. ἀποκόπτεσθαι occurs in this sense in Deuteronomy 23:1; (Philo de alleg. leg. 3:3; de vict. off. § 13; cf. de spec. legg. i. § 7); Epictetus diss. 2, 20, 19; Lucian, Eun. 8; (Dion Cass. 79, 11; Diodorus Siculus 3, 31), and other passages quoted by Wetstein (1752) at the passage (and Sophocles Lexicon under the word). Others incorrectly: I would that they would cut themselves off from the society of Christians, quit it altogether; (cf. Meyer and Lightfoot at the passage).