3428. moichalis
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moichalis: an adulteress
Original Word: μοιχαλίς, ίδος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: moichalis
Phonetic Spelling: (moy-khal-is')
Short Definition: an adulteress
Definition: (a) an adulteress (that is, a married woman who commits adultery), (b) Hebraistically: extended to those who worship any other than the true God.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the fem. of moichos
an adulteress
NASB Translation
adulteress (2), adulteresses (1), adulterous (3), adultery (1).

STRONGS NT 3428: μοιχαλίς

μοιχαλίς, μοιχαλίδος, (μοιχός), a word unknown to the earlier writers but found in Plutarch, Heliodorus, others; see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 452; (Winers Grammar, 24); the Sept. for נֹאֶפֶת (Ezekiel 16:38; Ezekiel 23:45) and מְנָאֶפֶת (Hosea 3:1; Proverbs 24:55 ()); an adulteress;

a. properly: Romans 7:3; ὀφθαλμοί μεστοί μοιχαλίδος, eyes always on the watch for an adulteress, or from which adulterous desire beams forth, 2 Peter 2:14.

b. As the intimate alliance of God with the people of Israel was likened to a marriage, those who relapse into idolatry are said to commit adultery or play the harlot (Ezekiel 16:15ff; 23:43ff, etc.); hence, μοιχαλίς is figuratively equivalent to faithless to God, unclean, apostate: James 4:4 (where cf. Alford); as an adjective (cf. Matthiae, § 429, 4), γενεά ... μοιχαλίς: Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4; Mark 8:38. (Cf. Clement of Alexandria, strom. vi. c. 16 § 146, p. 292, 5 edition Sylb.)


A prolonged form of the feminine of moichos; an adulteress (literally or figuratively) -- adulteress(-ous, -y).

see GREEK moichos

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