G5548 – chrio – χρίω to anoint; fig. to appoint, delegate

Strong’s ID:
G5548
Greek Word:
χρίω
Transliteration:
chrio
Pronunciation:
khree’-o
Part of Speech:
verb
Usage Count:
5
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Find “chrio” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) to anoint (i.e., to smear with oil)
2) figuratively: to appoint, delegate

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

probably akin to G5530 through the idea of contact; to smear or rub with oil, i.e. (by implication) to consecrate to an office or religious service:—anoint.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) to anoint
1a) consecrating Jesus to the Messianic office, and furnishing him with the necessary powers for its administration
1b) enduing Christians with the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.