2399. idiótés
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idiótés: a private or unskilled person
Original Word: ἰδιώτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: idiótés
Phonetic Spelling: (id-ee-o'-tace)
Short Definition: an amateur, layman
Definition: (unofficial, hence) an amateur, an unprofessional man, a layman; an ungifted person.

HELPS word-Studies

2399 idiṓtēs (from 2398 /ídios, "own") – properly, of one's own self; used of a person who conspicuously lacks education or status – hence, easily misunderstood as being uninstructed (unrefined, "unlettered in speech").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from idios
a private or unskilled person
NASB Translation
ungifted (1), ungifted man (1), ungifted men (1), unskilled (1), untrained (1).

STRONGS NT 2399: ἰδιώτης

ἰδιώτης, ἰδιώτου, (ἴδιος), very common in Greek writings from Herodotus down; properly, a private person, opposed to a magistrate, ruler, king; but the noun has many other meanings also, each one of which is understood from its antithesis, as e. g. a common soldier, as opposed to a military officer; a writer of prose, as opposed to a poet. In the N. T. an unlearned, illiterate, man, opposed to the learned, the educated: Acts 4:13; as often in classical Greek, unskilled in any art: in eloquence (Isocrates, p. 43 a.), with the dative of respect, τῷ λόγῳ, 2 Corinthians 11:6 (A. V. rude in speech); a Christian who is not a prophet, 1 Corinthians 14:24; "destitute of the 'gift of tongues,'" 1 Corinthians 14:16, 23. (Cf. Trench, § lxxix.)

ignorant, rude, unlearned.

From idios; a private person, i.e. (by implication) an ignoramus (compare "idiot") -- ignorant, rude, unlearned.

see GREEK idios

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