Word Summary
aleiphō: anoint
Original Word: ἀλείφω
Transliteration: aleiphō
Phonetic Spelling: (al-i'-fo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: anoint
Meaning: anoint
Strong's Concordance

From a (as particle of union) and the base of liparos; to oil (with perfume) -- anoint.

see GREEK a

see GREEK liparos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 218: ἀλείφω

ἀλείφω: imperfect ἤλειφον; 1 aorist ἤλειψα; 1 aorist middle imperative ἄλειψαί; (allied with λίπος, grease; cf. Curtius, § 340; Vanicek, p. 811; Peile, p. 407; from Homer down); to anoint: τινα or τί, Mark 16:1; John 12:3; τινα or τί τίνι (Winer's Grammar, 227 (213)), as ἐλαίῳ, Luke 7:46{a}; Mark 6:13; James 5:14; μύρῳ, John 11:2; Luke 7:38, 46{b}; middle, Matthew 6:17 (literally, 'anoint for thyself thy head,'unge tibi caput tuum; cf. Winers Grammar, 257 (242); Buttmann, 192 (166f)). Cf. Winers RWB under the word Salbe; (B. D. or McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia, under the word , etc. [SYNONYMS: "ἀλείφειν is the mundane and profane, χρίειν the sacred and religious, word." Trench, § 38: Compare: ἐξαλείφω].