1388. dolos
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dolos: a bait, fig. craft, deceit
Original Word: δόλος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: dolos
Phonetic Spelling: (dol'-os)
Short Definition: deceit, guile, treachery
Definition: deceit, guile, treachery.

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1388 dólos – properly, bait; (figuratively) deceit (trickery) using bait to alure ("hook") people, especially those already festering in excessive, emotional pain (brought on by themselves).

1388 /dólos ("deceit motivated by guile") uses decoys to snare (deceive) people which implies treachery to exploit the naive (undiscerning) – baiting them through (with) their own greed.

[1388 (dólos) is the root of: 1386 (dólios), 1387 (dolióō) and 1389 (dolóō).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the root del-
a bait, fig. craft, deceit
NASB Translation
deceit (9), stealth (2).

STRONGS NT 1388: δόλος

δόλος, δόλου, (from δέλω, to catch with a bait ((?); Latindolus, cf. Curtius, § 271); see δελεάζω above); properly, bait, Homer, Odyssey 12, 252; a lure, snare; hence, craft, deceit, guile: Matthew 26:4; Mark 14:1; Mark 7:22; John 1:47 (48); Acts 13:10; 2 Corinthians 12:16; Romans 1:29; 1 Thessalonians 2:3 (οὐκ ἐστι ἐν δόλῳ, there is no deceit under it); 1 Peter 2:(1), 22, and Revelation 14:5 Rec., after Isaiah 53:9; λαλεῖν δόλον to speak deceitfully (Psalm 33:14 ()), 1 Peter 3:10.

craft, deceit, guile, subtilty.

From an obsolete primary verb, dello (probably meaning to decoy; compare deleazo); a trick (bait), i.e. (figuratively) wile -- craft, deceit, guile, subtilty.

see GREEK deleazo

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