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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4108 - πλάνος

Word Origin:
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. wandering, roving
  2. misleading, leading into error
    1. a vagabond, "tramp", imposter
    2. corrupter, deceiver
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4879 ‑ מְשׁוּגָה (mesh‑oo‑gaw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πλάνος [ ], ον,

1 Act., leading astray, deceiving, π. κατέσειον ἐδωδάν the bait, Theoc. 21.43, cf. AP 7.702 ( Apollonid. ); π. δῶρα, ἄγρα, Mosch. 1.29, Fr. 1.10; πνεύματα 1 Timothy 4:1 .

2. Pass., wandering, roaming, fickle, ποικίλον πρᾶγμ' ἐστὶ καὶ πλάνον τύχη Men. Kith.Fr. 8; π. φέγγη planets, Man. 4.3 .

II Subst. πλάνος, ὁ, = πλάνη, wandering, roaming, S. OC 1114, E. Alc. 482, etc.: in pl., Ar. V. 873 (lyr.), etc. κερκίδος πλάνοι, of the act of weaving, E. Ion 1491 (lyr.).

2. metaph., φροντίδος πλάνοι wanderings of thought, S. OT 67; π. φρενῶν wandering of mind, madness, E. Hipp. 283; π. τε καρδίᾳ προσίσταται Id. Fr. 1038; πλάνοις in uncertain fits, of a disease, S. Ph. 758; = πλάνη 11.1, Pl. Phd. 79d .

3. digression, Id. Ep. 344d .

4. error, Ceb. 25, Diog.Oen. 26; grammatical mistake, A.D. Pron. 84.11 .

III of persons, πλάνος, ὁ, vagabond,impostor, Nicostr.Com. 24, Dionys.Com. 4, D.S. 34 / 5.2.14, Ev.Matthew 27:63 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 πλάνος, πλανον, wandering, roving; transitively and tropically, misleading, leading into error: πνεύματα πλανᾷ, 1 Timothy 4:1 (πλάνοι ἄνθρωποι, Josephus, b. j. 2,13, 4). πλάνος substantively ( Cicero, others, planus), as we say, a vagabond, 'tramp,' impostor ( Diodorus, Athen., others); hence, universally, a corrupter, deceiver, ( Vulg. seductor): Matthew 27:63; 2 Corinthians 6:8; 2 John 1:7. (Cf. κοσμοπλάνος, ' Teaching' etc. 16,4 [ET].)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πλάνος , -ον ,

[in LXX: (H4879), *;]

1. wandering.

2. leading astray, deceiving: πνεύματα Papyri, . As subst., Papyri, a deceiver, impostor: , ; .





Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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