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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1114 - γόης

from goao (to wail)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
  1. a wailer, a howler
  2. a juggler, enchanter (because incantations used to be uttered in a kind of howl)
  3. a deceiver, imposter
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
2 Timothy
NAS (1)
2 Timothy
HCS (1)
2 Timothy
BSB (1)
2 Timothy
ESV (1)
2 Timothy
WEB (1)
2 Timothy
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

γόης, ητος, ὁ,

1. sorcerer, wizard, Phoronis 2, Hdt. 2.33, 4.105, Pl. R. 380d, Phld. Ir. p.29 W.; γ. ἐπῳδὸς Λυδίας ἀπὸ χθονός E. Ba. 234, cf. Hipp. 1038; prob. f.l. for βοῇσι Hdt. 7.191.

2. juggler, cheat, δεινὸς γ. καὶ φαρμακεὺς καὶ σοφιστής Pl. Smp. 203d; δεινὸν καὶ γ. καὶ σοφιστὴν.. ὀνομάζων D. 18.276; ἄπιστος γ. πονηρός Id. 19.109; μάγος καὶ γ. Aeschin. 3.137: Comp. γοητότερος Ach.Tat. 6.7 (s. v. l.). (Cf. Lith. þavçti 'incantare'.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*γόης , -ητος ,

(γοάω , to wail);

1. a wailer.

2. a wizard.

3. an impostor (cf. γοητσία , trickery, 2 Maccabees 12:24): 2 Timothy 3:13.†

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

In P Hib I. 52.18 (c. B.C. 245) we find Ὦρος Πνᾶτος ἱερεὺς γόητος , on which the editors remark that if γόητος is a genitive, then ";we must suppose the existence of a deity called ‘the Wizard’; if a nominative (of an unknown form), it is a very curious epithet to apply to a priest."; A subst. γοητεία is found in Vettius Valens, p. 238.26.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
γοητες γόητες goetes goētes góetes góētes
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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