ע
ABARIM
Publications
Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The New Testament Greek word: βλαστανω
Thanks for your
continued support
payPal button
Become our patron for as little as one dollar a month
patreon button

Source: http://www.abarim-publications.com/DictionaryG/b/b-l-a-s-t-a-n-om.html

βλαστανω

Abarim Publications' online Biblical Greek Dictionary

βλαστανω

The verb βλαστανω (blastano) means to bud, sprout or grow. It's derived from the noun βλαστος (blastos), which in the New Testament occurs only as the name Blastus.

Our verb is used in the Bible in the sense of to produce or yield or to sprout. It lives on in modern English in word such as blastula and blastocyst (and of course, slightly distorted, in the verb to blast).

This verb is used 4 times in the New Testament; see full concordance.

Here at Abarim Publications we propose that the familiar adjective βλασφημος (blasphemos) and associated derivatives are formed from our noun βλαστος (blastos) plus the noun φημη (pheme), meaning conveyance.


Associated Biblical names

Thanks for your
continued support
payPal button
Become our patron for as little as one dollar a month
patreon button