olethros: destruction, deathOriginal Word: ὄλεθρος, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
ruin, doom, destructionDefinition:
ruin, doom, destruction, death.
3639 ólethros (from ollymi/"destroy") – properly, ruination with its full, destructive results (LS). 3639 /ólethros ("ruination") however does not imply "extinction" (annihilation). Rather it emphasizes the consequent loss that goes with the complete "undoing."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from ollumi (to destroy)Definition
destruction, deathNASB Translation
destroyed (1), destruction (3), ruin (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3639: ὀλέθριοςὀλέθριος
(in secular authors also of three term., as in Wis. 18:15) (ὄλεθρος
), from (Homer
down, destructive, deadly
, 2 Thessalonians 1:9
STRONGS NT 3639: ὄλεθροςὄλεθρος, ὄλεθρον (ὄλλυμι to destroy (perhaps (ὀλνυμι) allied to Latinvulnus)), from Homer down, rain, destruction, death: 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 1 Timothy 6:9; εἰς ὄλεθρον τῆς σαρκός, for the destruction of the flesh, said of the external ills and troubles by which the lusts of the flesh are subdued and destroyed, 1 Corinthians 5:5 (see παραδίδωμι, 2); equivalent to the loss of a life of blessedness after death, future misery, αἰώνιος (as 4 Macc. 10:15): 2 Thessalonians 1:9 (where L text ὀλέθριον, which see), cf. Wis. 1:12.<1>
STRONGS NT 3639a: ὀλιγοπιστίαὀλιγοπιστία, ὀλιγοπιστιας, ἡ, littleness of faith, little faith: Matthew 17:20 L T Tr WH, for R G ἀπιστία. (Several times in ecclesiastical and Byzantine writings.)<1> 1>1>
From a primary ollumi (to destroy; a prolonged form); ruin, i.e. Death, punishment -- destruction.