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Entry for Strong's #5579 - ψεῦδος

Transliteration
pseûdos
Phonetics
psyoo'-dos  
Word Origin
from (5574)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
9:594,1339
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a lie
  2. conscious and intentional falsehood
  3. in a broad sense, whatever is not what it seems to be
    1. of perverse, impious, deceitful precepts
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 391 ‑ אַכְזָב (ak‑zawb');  3577 ‑ כָּזָב (kaw‑zawb');  3585 ‑ כַּחַשׁ (kakh'‑ash);  4820 ‑ מִרְמָה (meer‑maw');  8267 ‑ שֶׁקֶר (sheh'‑ker);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (9) NAS (10) HCS (10)
John 1
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
2 Thessalonians 2
1 John 2
Revelation 2
John 1
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
2 Thessalonians 2
1 John 2
Revelation 3
John 1
Romans 1
Ephesians 1
2 Thessalonians 2
1 John 2
Revelation 3
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASN 4
N-DSN 2
N-GSN 1
N-NSN 3
N-ASN 4
N-DSN 2
N-GSN 1
N-NSN 3
N-ASN 4
N-DSN 2
N-GSN 1
N-NSN 2
NA WH
N-ASN 4
N-DSN 2
N-GSN 1
N-NSN 3
N-ASN 4
N-DSN 2
N-GSN 1
N-NSN 4


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ψεῦδος, εος, τό,

dat. pl. ψεύδεσσι, v. cross ψευδής 1.2: (ψεύδω):

falsehood, lie, ψεύδεα.. ἐτύμοισιν ὁμοῖα Od. 19.203, Hes. Th. 27; ψεῦδός κεν φαῖμεν Il. 2.81; ψεῦδος δ' οὐκ ἐρέει Od. 3.20; εἴ τε ψεῦδος ὑπόσχεσις εἴ τε καὶ οὐκί whether the promise be a lie or no, Il. 2.349; οὔτι ψεῦδος ἐμὰς ἄτας κατέλεξας 9.115; ψεύδεσσιν θέλγειν τινά 21.276, cf. 23.576, Od. 14.387; οὐ ψεύδεϊ τέγξω λόγον Pi. O. 4.19; ψ. ποικίλα, αἰόλον ψ., Id. O. 1.29, N. 8.25; ψ. γλυκύ a sweet deceit, Id. P. 2.37; ψεῦδος οὐδὲν ὧν λέγω S. El. 1220; οὐδὲν ἕρπει ψ. εἰς γῆρας χρόνου Id. Fr. 62; εἴ τι ψεῦδος εἴρηκα Antipho 3.4.2; ψ. ἐπιφέρειν Aeschin. 3.41: ψ. λέγειν distd. fr. ψεύδεσθαι, Stoic. 2.42.

2. in Logic, false conclusion, fallacy, συλλογισμὸς τοῦ ψεύδους Arist. APr. 61b3; συμβαίνει ψ. ib. 37a36: in NT of what is opposed to religious truth, false doctrine, Romans 1:25; ποιῶν βδέλυγμα καὶ ψ., i.e. doing what is repugnant to the true faith, Revelation 21:27; of false anatomical doctrine, τὸ οἴεσθαι.. ψ. ἐστι Sor. 1.17.

II in Theoc. 12.24 ψεύδεα are spots, pimples on the nose; supposed to be characteristic of liars, cf. Sch. ad loc.; cf. ψυδράκιον.

2. white spots on the fingernails, Alex.Aphr. Pr.Anecd. 2.58.

III In Pl. ψεῦδος is freq. opp. ἀληθές, Grg. 505e, R. 382d, Euthd. 272b, al.; so almost like an Adj. (cf. ψευδής init.), ὄνομα ψεῦδος καὶ ἀληθὲς λέγειν Cra. 385c; παράδοξόν τε καὶ ψεῦδος ὄνομα Plt. 281b: cf. E. Heracl. 462 codd.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ψεῦδος, ψευδοῦς, τό, from Homer down, the Sept. for כָּזָב שֶׁקֶר, כַּחַשׁ, a lie; conscious and intentional falsehood: universally, Revelation 14:5 (where Rec. δόλος); opposed to ἀλήθεια, John 8:44; Ephesians 4:25; οὐκ ἐστι ψεῦδος, opposed to ἀληθές ἐστιν, is no lie, 1 John 2:27; τέρατα ψευδοῦς (A. V. lying wonders) exhibited for the treacherous purpose of deceiving men, 2 Thessalonians 2:9; in a broad sense, whatever is not what it professes to be: so of perverse, impious, deceitful precepts, 2 Thessalonians 2:11; 1 John 2:21; of idolatry, Romans 1:25; ποιεῖν ψεῦδος, to act in accordance with the precepts and principles of idolatry, Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:15 (cf. Revelation 21:8 and p. 526b middle).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ψεῦδος , -εος (-ους ), τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H8267, also for H3585, H3577;]

a falsehood, untruth, lie: Revelation 14:15; opp. to ἡ ἀλήθεια , John 8:44, Romans 1:25, Ephesians 4:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 1 John 2:21; to τὸ ἀληθές , 1 John 2:27; ποιεῖν ψ ., Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:15; ἐν πάσῃ δυνάμει κ . σημείοις κ . τέρασιν ψεύδους (gen. qual., v. M, Th., 104; and on the meaning and construction, v. also ICC, in l), 2 Thessalonians 2:9.†


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
ψευδει ψεύδει ψευδέσι ψεύδεσι ψεύδεσιν ψευδή ψευδος ψεύδος ψεύδός ψεῦδος ψευδους ψεύδους ψευδώς pseudei pseúdei pseudos pseûdos pseudous pseúdous
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