móros: dull, stupid, foolishOriginal Word: μωρός, ά, όνPart of Speech:
(a) adj: stupid, foolish, (b) noun: a fool.
3474 mōrós (the root of the English terms, "moron, moronic") – properly, dull (insipid), flat ("without an edge"); (figuratively) "mentally inert"; dull in understanding; nonsensical ("moronic"), lacking a grip on reality (acting as though "brainless").
[This root (mōr-) "properly refers to physical nerves causing one to become dull, sluggish (so Hipp., Aristotle); used of the mind, dull, stupid, foolish" (Abbott-Smith); "flat/insipid" (WS, 1062). 3474 (mōrós) is used ironically of apparent stupidity in 1 Cor 1;25,27, 3:18.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
dull, stupid, foolishNASB Translation
fool (1), foolish (7), foolish things (1), foolishness (1), fools (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3474: μωρόςμωρός
(on the accent cf. Winer
s Grammar, 52 (51); Chandler
§§ 404, 405), foolish
: with τυφλός
, Matthew 23:17, 19
(here T Tr WH
text omit; L
); τό μωρόν τοῦ Θεοῦ
, an act or appointment of God deemed foolish by men, 1 Corinthians 1:25
; equivalent to without learning or erudition, 1 Corinthians 1:27
; 1 Corinthians 3:18
; 1 Corinthians 4:10
; imprudent, without forethought or wisdom, Matthew 7:26
; Matthew 23:17, 19
(see above); Matthew 25:2f, 8
; equivalent to empty, useless, ζητήσεις
, 2 Timothy 2:23
; Titus 3:9
; in imitation of the Hebrew נָבָל
(cf. Psalm 13:1<10> (); Job 2:10) equivalent to impious, godless (because such a man neglects and despises what relates to salvation), Matthew 5:22; (some take the word here as a Hebrew term (מורֶה, rebel) expressive of condemnation; cf. Numbers 20:10; Psalm 68:8; but see the Syriac; Field, Otium Norv. pars iii. at the passage; Levy, Neuhebräisch. u. Chald. Wörterbuch under the word מורום). (the Sept. for נָבָל, Deuteronomy 32:6; Isaiah 32:5f; for כְּסִיל, Psalm 93:8<10> (). (Aeschylus, Sophocles, others.))<1>
Probably from the base of musterion; dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. Heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd -- fool(-ish, X -ishness).
see GREEK musterion