141. hairetikos
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hairetikos: causing division
Original Word: αἱρετικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: hairetikos
Phonetic Spelling: (hahee-ret-ee-kos')
Short Definition: factious
Definition: disposed to form sects, sectarian, heretical, factious.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 141 hairetikós (an adjective, derived from 138 /hairéomai, "to choose, have a distinctive opinion") – a factious person, specializing in half-truths and misimpressions "to win others over" to their personal opinion (misguided zeal) – while creating harmful divisions (used only in Tit 3:10). See 139 (hairesis).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from haireó
causing division
NASB Translation
factious (1).

STRONGS NT 141: αἱρετικός

αἱρετικός, , (see αἱρέω);

1. fitted or able to take or choose a thing; rare in secular authors.

2. schismatic, factious, a follower of false doctrine: Titus 3:10.


From the same as hairetizo; a schismatic -- heretic (the Greek word itself).

see GREEK hairetizo

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