Word: peritemnw

Pronounce: per-ee-tem'-no

Strongs Number: G4059

Orig: from 4012 and the base of 5114; to cut around, i.e. (specially) to circumcise:--circumcise. G4012

Use: TDNT-6:72,831 Verb

Heb Strong: H3054 H3772 H4135 H5493

    1) to cut around
    2) to circumcise
    2a) cut off one's prepuce (used of that well known rite by which not only the male children of the Israelites, on the eighth day after birth, but subsequently also "proselytes of righteousness" were consecrated to Jehovah and introduced into the number of his people)
    2b) to get one's self circumcised, present one's self to be circumcised, receive circumcision
    2c) since by the rite of circumcision a man was separated from the unclean world and dedicated to God, the word is transferred to denote the extinguishing of lusts and the removal of sins