manteuomai: to divineOriginal Word: μαντεύομαιPart of Speech:
I practice soothsayingDefinition:
I divine, practice soothsaying, suggesting the fraud involved in the practice.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from mantis (a seer)Definition
to divineNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3132: μαντεύομαιμαντεύομαι
(a seer; allied to μανία
; cf. Curtius
, § 429)); from Homer
down; to act as seer; deliver an oracle, prophesy, divine
: Acts 16:16 μαντευομένη
, of a false prophetess (A. V. by soothsaying
). The Sept.
, to practise divination; said of false prophets. (On the heathen character of the suggestions and associations of the word, as distinguished from προφητεύω
, see Trench
, N. T. Synonyms, § vi.)<1>
From a derivative of mainomai (meaning a prophet, as supposed to rave through inspiration); to divine, i.e. Utter spells (under pretense of foretelling -- by soothsaying.
see GREEK mainomai