idiótés: a private or unskilled personOriginal Word: ἰδιώτης, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
an amateur, laymanDefinition:
(unofficial, hence) an amateur, an unprofessional man, a layman; an ungifted person.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
a private or unskilled personNASB Translation
ungifted (1), ungifted man (1), ungifted men (1), unskilled (1), untrained (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2399: ἰδιώτηςἰδιώτης
), 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.)<1>
ignorant, rude, unlearned.
From idios; a private person, i.e. (by implication) an ignoramus (compare "idiot") -- ignorant, rude, unlearned.
see GREEK idios