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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3153 - ματαιότης
μᾰταιότης, ητος, ἡ,
vanity, purposelessness, ματαιότης ματαιοτήτων LXX Ecclesiastes 1:2, cf. Ph. 1.426; τῇ μ. ἡ κτίσις ὑπετάγη Romans 8:20; folly, ἀνθρώπων Phld. Rh. 2.26 S.
† ματαότης , -ητος , ἡ
(< μάταιος ),
vanity, emptiness, frailty, folly: Romans 8:20, 2 Peter 2:18; τ . νοός , Ephesians 4:17 (elsewhere only in Pollux, 6, 134, and Eccl.).†
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This subst., which ";suggests either absence of purpose or failure to attain any true purpose"; (Robinson Eph., p. 189), is found ter in the NT (Romans 8:20, Ephesians 4:17, 2 Peter 2:18) and frequently in the LXX, but rarely in any secular author, cf. Pollux 6. 134 and Sextus Empiricus adv. Math. i. 278. The word is restored in CIG IV. 8743.6.
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