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Strong's #5397 - φλύαρος

from phluo (to bubble)
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  1. of persons uttering or doing silly things, garrulous, babbling
  2. of things, foolish, trifling, vain
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
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1 Timothy 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φλύᾱρ-ος [], ,

silly talk, foolery, nonsense, τἄλλα πάντ' ἐστὶ φ. Ar. Nu. 365 (anap.), cf. Men. 541.2, Pl. Ax. 365e, Plu. Cic. 2, etc.: pl., fooleries, πολλῶν φλυάρων καὶ ταὧν ἀντάξια Stratt. 27.

II tattler, babbler, Pl. Ax. 369a, 1 Timothy 5:13, Str. 1.2.5, etc.: as Adj., ἡ φ. φιλοσοφία LXX 4 Maccabees 5:10; φ. λόγος D.H. Comp. 26; φ. γλῶττα Alciphr. 3.69: Comp. φλυαρότερος Arr. Epict. 2.19.10. Adv. φλυάρως Sch. Ar. V. 855.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

φλύαρος, φλυαρον (φλύω, 'to boil up,' 'throw up bubbles', of water; and since bubbles are hollow and useless things, 'to indulge in empty and foolish talk'); of persons, uttering or doing silly things, garrulous, babbling (A. V. tattlers): 1 Timothy 5:13 (Dionysius Halicarnassus, de comp. verb. 26, vol. 5:215, 3; others); of things, foolish, trifling, vain: φιλοσοφία, 4 Macc. 5:10. (Plato, Josephus, Vita §31; often in Plutarch; Aeschylus dial. Socrates 3, 13; others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** φλύαρος , -ον

(< φλύω , to babble),

[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 5:10*;]

babbling, garrulous: 1 Timothy 5:13 (EV, tattlers; of things, φιλοσοφία , 4Mac, l.c.).†

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

";one who leads by the hand"; (Act. 13:11). For the subst. Preisigke (Wörterb. s.v.) cites P Lond IV. 1349.7 (A.D. 710) μετὰ ἐπιηκείας καὶ χειραγωγείας, and for χειραγώγιμος P Lond 220ii. 21 (B.C.133) (= II. p. 6).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
εφοβέρισέ φλυαροι φλύαροι φλυκτίδες φοβερίζοντές φοβερίζουσιν φοβερίσαι φοβερισμοί phluaroi phlyaroi phlýaroi
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