μερισθεῖσα [5 verses](part sg aor pass fem nom) "Divided" is merizo, which means "divide," "distribute," "assign," "sever," "cut-off," (passive) "to be divided," "to be dispersed," and "to be reckoned a part."  - "Divided" is a verb, in the form of an adjective which means "to divide," "to spit up," and "to be divided." It is in the passive, so, having been divided, have been split up." This is a rare word for Christ to use, seen only here and in similar verse in Mark (Mark 3:24). An even rarer word is used in Luke (Luke 11:17).