Word Summary
asōtia: unsavedness, wastefulness
Original Word: ἀσωτία
Transliteration: asōtia
Phonetic Spelling: (as-o-tee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: unsavedness, wastefulness
Meaning: unsavedness, wastefulness
Strong's Concordance
excess, debauchery

From a compound of a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of sozo; properly, unsavedness, i.e. (by implication) profligacy -- excess, riot.

see GREEK a

see GREEK sozo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 810: ἀσωτία

ἀσωτία, ἀσωτίας, (the character of an ἄσωτος, i. e. of an abandoned man, one that cannot be saved, from σαόω, σόω equivalent to σῴζω (ἄσωτος, Curtius, § 570); hence, properly, incorrigibleness), an abandoned, dissolute, life; profligacy, prodigality (R. V. riot]: Ephesians 5:18; Titus 1:6; 1 Peter 4:4; (Proverbs 28:7; 2 Macc. 6:4. Plato, rep. 8, p. 560 e.; Aristotle, eth. Nic. 4, 1, 5 (3), p. 1120{a}, 3; Polybius 32, 20, 9; 40, 12, 7; cf. Cicero, Tusc. 3, 8; Herodian, 2, 5, 2 (1, Bekker edition), and elsewhere). Cf. Tittmann i., p. 152f; (Trench, § xvi.).