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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3432 - μοιχός

Word Origin:
perhaps a primary word
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. an adulterer
  2. metaph. one who is faithless toward God, ungodly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5003 ‑ נָאַף (naw‑af');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μοιχός, ὁ,

I adulterer, paramour, Hippon. 74, S. Fr. [1127.6], Ar. Pl. 168, Pl. Smp. 191d, etc.: prov., θύραν, δι' ἧς γαλῆ καὶ μ. οὐκ εἰσέρχεται Apollod.Car. 6; ὅρκοι μοιχῶν Philonid. 7; κεκαρμένος μοιχὸν μιᾷ μαχαίρᾳ having the head close shaven with a razor, as was done by way of punishment to persons taken in adultery, Ar. Ach. 849.

II generally, paramour, of a sodomite, POxy. 1160.26 (iii/iv A. D.). (Cf. ὀμείχω.)

III idolatrous person, James 4:4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 μοιχός, μοιχοῦ, , an adulterer: Luke 18:11; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Hebrews 13:4. Hebraistically (see μοιχαλίς, b.) and figuratively, faithless toward God, ungodly: James 4:4 R G. ( Sophocles, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plutarch, and following; the Sept..)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this proper name, as in Acts 6:5, cf. IG XIV. 682, 1252,and the many exx. in Preisigke’s Sammelbuch, see Index. On νικο -λαός in popular etymology a rough Greek equivalent for, בלע עם leading to the identification of the Nicolaitans with the Balaamites, see Moffatt on Revelation 2:6 in EGT. Harnack rejects any allegorical interpretation of the name (The Journal of Religion iii. (1923), p. 413 ff.).


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