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Entry for Strong's #858 - ἀφελότης

Transliteration
aphelótēs
Phonetics
af-el-ot'-ace  
Word Origin
from a compound of (1) (as a negative particle) and phellos (in the sense of a stone as stubbing the foot)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. simplicity, singleness
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Acts 1
Acts 1
Acts 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1
NA WH
N-DSF 1
N-DSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀφελοìτης

From a compound of G1 (as a negative particle) and φεìλλος phellos (in the sense of a stone as stubbing the foot)

φελλός, ὁ,

1. cork-oak, Quercus Suber, Thphr. HP 1.2.7, 1.5.2, al.

2. cork, φελλῶν καὶ βίβλων καὶ δεσμῶν ἐργαστικαὶ [τέχναι ] Pl. Plt. 288e: esp. of the corks on a net, Pi. P. 2.80, A. Ch. 506; in a cistern or bowl, Hero Spir. 1.20, POxy. 2146.7 (iii A. D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀφελότης, ἀφελοτητος, (from ἀφέλῃς without rock, smooth, plain, and this from φελλεύς rocky land), simplicity (A. V. singleness): καρδίας, Acts 2:46 (found only here (and in ecclesiastical writings). The Greeks used ἀφελεια).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† ἀφελότης , -ητος ,

= cl. ἀφέλεια (v. MM, s.v.),

simplicity: Acts 2:46


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

Vettius Valens dispels Grimm-Thayer’s aspersions once more : see p. 240.15, the cultured man ῥᾳδίως ἁλίσκεται ὡς ἄπειρος τῶν παθῶν ὑπ᾽ ἀφελότητος καὶ ἀδιοικησίας προδεδομένος , ";betrayed by simplicity and lack of practical capacity."; So p. 153.80, if Kroll’s conjecture is sound, ου φθόνῳ φερόμενοι οὐδὲ ἀφελότητι . So here is one writer neither ";biblical"; nor ";ecclesiastical"; who agrees with Luke in preferring this abstract to ἀφέλεια , which however he uses once, p. 42.34 εἰς ἀ . τὸν τρόπον ἐμφαίνοντες . The astrologer may further be quoted for the adverb ἀφελῶς , p. 168.23 πολλὰ δὲ ἀ . πιστεύσας ἀπώλεσεν , again confirming the colour of unworldly simplicity which appears in Acts 2:46. The same adverb may be quoted from an inscr., IosPE i. 22.24, ἑαυτὸν ἀ . τῇ πατρίδι εἰς ἅπαντα ἐπεδίδον , as well as in Hellenistic literature. Thus Preuschen (HZNT ad Acts 2:46) cites Athenaeus, Deipnos. X. 419d (II. 412.16 Kaibel) ἑστιαθεὶς ἀφελῶς καὶ μουσικῶς , where ";simple"; meals are contrasted with τὰ πολυτελῆ δεῖπνα . Add Kaibel 727.14 (Christian?) εἰκοστὸν δὲ βιώσασαν ἀφελῶς ἐνιαυτόν : the same epitaph speaks of a ψυχὴν ἀφελῆ .

 

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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αφελοτητι αφελότητι ἀφελότητι αφελώς apheloteti aphelotēti aphelóteti aphelótēti
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