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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3432 - μοιχός
- an adulterer
- metaph. one who is faithless toward God, ungodly
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.
μοιχός , -οῦ , ὁ ,
[in LXX for H5003;]
an adulterer: Luke 18:11, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Hebrews 13:4.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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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