aphiemi

Ἄφες [73 verses](2nd sg aor imperat act) "Let" is aphiemi, which means "to let fall", "to send away", "give up", "hand over", "to let loose", "to get rid of", "to leave alone", "to pass by", "to permit," and "to send forth from oneself." -- The word translated as "forgive" primarily means "to let go" or "to send away." This same word is usually translated as "leave", "forgive", "suffer," and "let" in the New Testament. See this article for more. It has the sense of leaving something alone and letting it drop.