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Propitiation - Doug in CO - 02-26-2010

From Wikipedia on "Propitiation":

"The Greek word hilasterion is the Greek rendering of the Hebrew kapporeth which refers to the Mercy Seat of the Arc. Hilasterion can be translated as either "propitiation" or "expiation" which then imply different functions of the Mercy Seat. Propitiation literally means to make favorable and specifically includes the idea of dealing with God???s wrath against sinners. Expiation literally means to make pious and implies either the removal or cleansing of sin."

According to the Dukhrana tool, the Aramaic word used in Romans 3:25 is "hwsy". This tool translates the word as "propitiation". My question is this: Can "hwsy" also mean either "propitiation" or "expiation" like the Hebrew, or does it only mean "propitiation"?