- cleansing, purifying, purification
- cleansing, purifying, purification, literal, ceremonial, or moral; met: expiation.
- καθαρισμός, -oῦ, τό
(< καθαρίζω). [in LXX for טָהֵר, טׇהֳרָה, etc. ;]
cleansing, purification: Jhn.3:25; with genitive subjc., τ. Ἰουδαίων, Jhn.2:6; with genitive obj., of women after childbirth, Luk.2:22; of lepers,; with genitive of thing(s), τ. ἁμαρτιῶν,
RefsMrk.1:44, Luk.5:14(Cremer, 319).†
1a) of the washing of the Jews before and after their meals
1b) of levitical purification of women after childbirth
1c) a cleansing from the guilt of sins wrought by the expiatory sacrifice of Christ
From G2511; a washing off, that is, (ceremonially) ablution, (morally) expiation
KJV Usage: cleansing, + purge, purification, (-fying).