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Strong's #3096 - μαγεύω

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  1. to be a magician, to practise magical arts
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KJV (1)
Acts 1
NAS (2)
Acts 2
CSB (1)
Acts 1
BSB (1)
Acts 1
ESV (1)
Acts 1
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Acts 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I to be a Magus or skilled in Magian lore, Plu. Art. 3, 6, Philostr. VA 1.2.

II use magic arts, E. IT 1338; καταγαγεῖν τὸν Δία μαγεύσαντας Plu. Numbers 15:1-41.

III trans.,

1. bewitch, e.g. by philtres, Ach.Tat. 5.22: Pass., Clearch. 25, Luc. Asin. 54; πέπλον μεμαγευμένον φαρμάκοις Apollod. 1.9.28.

2. call forth by magic arts, ἔμψυχα AP 12.57 (Mel.), cf. Luc. Asin. 11.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μαγεύω; (μάγος); to be a magician; to practise magical arts: Acts 8:9. (Euripides, Iph. 1338; Plutarch, Artax. 3, 6, and in other authors.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* μαγεύω

(Eur., Plut., al.),

1. to be a Magus, or skilled in Magian lore.

2. to practise magic: Acts 8:9.†

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

For this verb, which in the NT is confined to Acts 8:9, we may cite the expanded second table of the Decalogue in Didache ii. 2 οὐ μαγεύσεις, οὐ φαρμακεύσεις, ";thou shalt not practise magic, thou shalt not practise sorcery."; See also C. Clemen Myst. p. 10 (with n..3), a Greek-Aramaic inscr. on a στρατηγόςἐμάγευσε Μίθρῃ. MGr μαγεύω, ";bewitch.";


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
μαγευων μαγεύων μαγίς mageuon mageuōn mageúon mageúōn
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