1114. goés
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goés: a wailer, a sorcerer, a swindler
Original Word: γόης, ητος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: goés
Phonetic Spelling: (go'-ace)
Short Definition: a conjurer, deceiver, imposter
Definition: a conjuror, juggler, sorcerer; a tricky (crafty) deceiver, imposter.

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1114 góēs – originally, a sorcerer (in ancient Greek literature); in NT times, 1114 (góēs) is a swindler – a shameless cheat pretending to use supernatural power; an actor (cheap imposter), looking for self-gain, i.e. posing to be someone he isn't.

1114 /góēs ("a charlatan"), used only in 2 Tim 3:13, refers to a seducer (properly, a wailer) – a fraud who "sounds off" like a whining enchanter. This person uses their verbal spells and incantations to give the (false) impression they can do miracles.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from goaó (to wail)
a wailer, a sorcerer, a swindler
NASB Translation
impostors (1).

STRONGS NT 1114: γόης

γόης, γοητος, (γοάω to bewail, howl);

1. a wailer, howler: Aeschylus choëph. 823 (Hermann, et al. γοητής).

2. a juggler, enchanter (because incantations used to be uttered in a kind of howl).

3. a deceiver, impostor: 2 Timothy 3:13; (Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and subsequent writers).


From goao (to wail); properly, a wizard (as muttering spells), i.e. (by implication) an imposter -- seducer.

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