139: αἵρεσις


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Dodson dictionary

139
αἵρεσις, εως, ἡ,       Noun, Feminine
a self-chosen opinion, a religious or philosophical sect, discord or contention.

From: Public Domain Greek-English lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson (2010)

HELPS Lexicon excerpt

139 haíresis (a feminine noun derived from 138/hairéomai, "personally select, choose") – properly, a personal (decisive) choice which relates to "belonging to a sect," like the individual "parties" ("sects") which operated within Judaism.  The term stresses the personal aspect with the choice to be a Sadducee (Ac 5:17) – versus a Pharisee (Ac 15:5; 26:5), etc.  See138 (hairéomai).

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Strong's Greek Dictionary

139
αἵρεσις (haíresis)
from 138; properly, a choice, i.e. (specially) a party or (abstractly) disunion
:--heresy (which is the Greek word itself), sect.

From: Strong's Greek Dictionary by James Strong (1890)