Word Summary
apotassomai: to set apart, take leave of
Original Word: ἀποτάσσομαι
Transliteration: apotassomai
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ot-as'-som-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to set apart, take leave of
Meaning: to set apart, take leave of
Strong's Concordance
bid farewell, forsake, take leave, send away.

Middle voice from apo and tasso; literally, to say adieu (by departing or dismissing); figuratively, to renounce -- bid farewell, forsake, take leave, send away.

see GREEK apo

see GREEK tasso

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 657: ἀποτάσσω

ἀποτάσσω: to set apart, to separate; in the N. T. only in the middle ἀποτάσσομαι; 1 aorist ἀπεταξαμην;

1. properly, to separate oneself, withdraw oneself from anyone, i. e. to take leave of, bid farewell to (Vulg.valefacio (etc.)): τίνι, Mark 6:46; Luke 9:61; Acts 18:18, 21 (here L T Tr omit the dative); 2 Corinthians 2:13. (That the early Greek writers never so used the word, but said ἀσπάζεσθαι τινα, is shown by Lobeck ad Phryn., p. 23f; (cf. Winers Grammar, 23 (22); Buttmann, 179 (156)).)

2. tropically, to renounce, forsake: τίνι, Luke 14:33. (So also Josephus, Antiquities 11, 6, 8; Phil. alleg. iii. § 48; ταῖς τοῦ φροντισι, Eusebius, h. e. 2, 17, 5; (τῷ βίῳ, Ignatius ad Philadelph. 11, 1 [ET]; cf. Hermas, mand. 6, 2, 9 [ET]; Clement of Rome, 2 Cor. 6, 4 and 5 [ET] where see Gebh. and Harn. for other examples, also Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word).)