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Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3154 - ματαιόω

Transliteration
mataióō
Phonetics
mat-ah-yo'-o  
Word Origin
from (3152)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
4:523,571
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to make empty, vain, foolish
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1197 ‑ בָּעַר (baw‑ar');  1891 ‑ הָבַל (haw‑bal');  7919 ‑ שָׂכַל (saw‑kal');  205 ‑ אָוֶן (aw'‑ven);  1892 ‑ הֲבֵל (heh'‑bel, hab‑ale');  2600 ‑ חִנָּם (khin‑nawm');  7723 ‑ שַׁו (shawv, shav);  7723 ‑ שַׁו (shawv, shav);  8267 ‑ שֶׁקֶר (sheh'‑ker);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Romans 1
Romans 1
Romans 1
BYZ TIS TR
V-API-3P 1
V-API-3P 1
V-API-3P 1
NA WH
V-API-3P 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μᾰταιόω,

I

1. bring to naught, Sch. S. Tr. 258, Gloss.

2. ματαιοῦσιν ἑαυτοῖς ὅρασιν invent a vision of their own, LXX Jeremiah 23:16.

II

1. more freq. in Pass., to be brought to naught, οὐ ματαιωθήσεται τὰ ῥήματα ib. Ju. 6.4.

2. become foolish, act foolishly, ἐματαιώθην σφόδρα ib. 1 Chronicles 21:8, cf. Romans 1:21; μεματαίωταί σοι thou hast done foolishly, LXX 1 Samuel 13:13.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ματαιόω: (μάταιος); 1 aorist passive ἐματαιώθην; to make empty, vain, foolish: ἐματαιώθησαν ἐν τοῖς διαλογισμοῖς αὐτῶν, were brought to folly in their thoughts, i. e. fell into error, Romans 1:21. (2 Kings 17:15; Jeremiah 2:5; 1 Chronicles 21:8; (etc.); nowhere in Greek authors.)

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ματαιόω , -

(< μάταιος ),

[in LXX: 2 Kings 17:15, Jeremiah 2:5, al. H1891, etc.;]

to make vain, foolish: Romans 1:21.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
εματαιώθην εματαιωθησαν εματαιώθησαν ἐματαιώθησαν ματαιούσιν ματαίως μεματαίωμαι μεματαίωταί emataiothesan emataiōthēsan emataiṓthesan emataiṓthēsan
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the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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