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Strong's #3531 - Νικολαΐτης

Root Word (Etymology)
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Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Nicolaitans = "destruction of people"
  1. a sect mentioned in Rev. 2:6,15, who were charged with holding the error of Balaam, casting a stumbling block before the church of God by upholding the liberty of eating things sacrificed to idols as well as committing fornication
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KJV (2)
Revelation 2
NAS (2)
Revelation 2
CSB (2)
Revelation 2
BSB (2)
Revelation 2
ESV (2)
Revelation 2
WEB (2)
Revelation 2
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Νικολαΐτης, Νικολαιτου, , a follower of Nicolaus, a Nicolaitan: plural, Revelation 2:6, 15 — a name which, it can scarcely be doubted, refers symbolically to the same persons who in Revelation 2:14 are charged with holding τήν διδαχήν Βαλαάμ, i. e. after the example of Balaam, casting a stumblingblock before the church of God (Numbers 24:1-3) by upholding the liberty of eating things sacrificed unto idols as well as of committing fornication; for the Greek name Νικόλαος coincides with the Hebrew בִּלְעָם according to the interpretation of the latter which regards it as signifying destruction of the people. See in Βαλαάμ; (cf. BB. DD., under the words Nicolaitans, Nicolas; also commentaries on Revelation, at the passages cited).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Νικολαΐτης , -αυ , ,

a Nicolaitan: pl., Revelation 2:6; Revelation 2:15.†

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

It is hardly necessary to illustrate this common word, but we may note οἶνος καινός in Ostr 1142 (beginning of iii/ A.D.) as the antithesis to οἶνος παλαιός in ib. 1129, not νέος as in Luke 5:39. See also P Lond 111.181 cited s.v. ὁδοιπορέω. For the dim. οἰνάριον cf. P Eleph 13.5 (B.C. 223–2) (= Witkowski.2, p. 43) περὶ δὲ τοῦ οἰναρίου Πραξιάδης οὔπω εἰσελήλυθεν ἐξ ἀγροῦ, P Oxy XIV. 1672.5 (A.D. 37–41) πολλὰ λέα οἰνάρια, ";a quantity of quite thin wine,"; and P Grenf II. 77.36 (iii/iv A.D.) (= Selections, p. 122), where provision is made that the man who is conveying a dead body for burial shall be entertained—ἐν ψωμίοις καὶ [οἰ ]ναρίῳ καὶ ἐλαίῳ, ";with delicacies and thin wine and olive-oil."; Οἰνηγία, ";conveyance of wine,"; is found in P Oxy XIV. 1651.3 (iii/A.D.), and the corresponding adj. οἰνηγός (not in LS) in PSI VI. 568.2 (B.C. 253–2) : cf. οἰνικός in ib. 715.11 (A.D. 92), with the editor’s note.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Νικολαιτων Νικολαϊτῶν Nikolaiton Nikolaitōn Nikolaïtôn Nikolaïtō̂n
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