μιαίνω, [in LXX chiefly for טָמֵאH2930;] 1.to dye or stain. 2.to stain, defile, soil(a) in physical sense; (b) in moral sense: Tit 1:15, He 12:15, Ju 8; (c) in ritual sense (cf. Le 22:5, al.): Jo 18:28.†
SYN.: μολύνωG3435, to besmear, which also differs from μ. in that it is never used, as μ. in its primary meaning, in an honourable sense (cf. Tr., Syn., § xxxi).