μίασμα

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From μιαίνω (miaínō, I stain) +‎ -μα (-ma).

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μίασμα (míasma) (genitive μιάσματος) n, third declension

  1. pollution, defilement
    • c. 2nd century bc, The Book of Judith, 9:4
      οἳ καὶ ἐζήλωσαν τὸν ζῆλόν σου καὶ ἐβδελύξαντο μίασμα αἵματος αὐτῶν καὶ ἐπεκαλέσαντό σε εἰς βοηθόν.
      And they were moved with thy zeal, and abhorred the pollution of their blood, and called upon thee for aid.
  2. shameful action, crime

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