3132. manteuomai
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manteuomai: to divine
Original Word: μαντεύομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: manteuomai
Phonetic Spelling: (mant-yoo'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I practice soothsaying
Definition: I divine, practice soothsaying, suggesting the fraud involved in the practice.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from mantis (a seer)
to divine
NASB Translation
fortune-telling (1).

STRONGS NT 3132: μαντεύομαι

μαντεύομαι; (μάντις (a seer; allied to μανία, μαίνομαι; cf. Curtius, § 429)); from Homer down; to act as seer; deliver an oracle, prophesy, divine: Acts 16:16 μαντευομένη, of a false prophetess (A. V. by soothsaying). The Sept. for קָסַם, to practise divination; said of false prophets. (On the heathen character of the suggestions and associations of the word, as distinguished from προφητεύω, see Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § vi.)


From a derivative of mainomai (meaning a prophet, as supposed to rave through inspiration); to divine, i.e. Utter spells (under pretense of foretelling -- by soothsaying.

see GREEK mainomai

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