αἵρεσις

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αἱρέω (hairéō) +‎ -σῐς (-sis)

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αἵρεσῐς (haíresisf (genitive αἱρέσεως or αἱρέσῐος); third declension

  1. taking, receiving
  2. a choice, selection
  3. a purpose
  4. a system of principles
  5. (philosophy, religion) a school of thought, sect
  6. (Christianity, Koine) a heresy

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