3474. móros
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móros: dull, stupid, foolish
Original Word: μωρός, ά, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: móros
Phonetic Spelling: (mo-ros')
Short Definition: stupid, foolish
Definition: (a) adj: stupid, foolish, (b) noun: a fool.

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3474 mōrós (the root of the English terms, "moron, moronic") – properly, dull (insipid), flat ("without an edge"); (figuratively) "mentally inert"; dull in understanding; nonsensical ("moronic"), lacking a grip on reality (acting as though "brainless").

[This root (mōr-) "properly refers to physical nerves causing one to become dull, sluggish (so Hipp., Aristotle); used of the mind, dull, stupid, foolish" (Abbott-Smith); "flat/insipid" (WS, 1062). 3474 (mōrós) is used ironically of apparent stupidity in 1 Cor 1;25,27, 3:18.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
dull, stupid, foolish
NASB Translation
fool (1), foolish (7), foolish things (1), foolishness (1), fools (2).

STRONGS NT 3474: μωρός

μωρός, μωρά, μωρόν (on the accent cf. Winers Grammar, 52 (51); Chandler §§ 404, 405), foolish: with τυφλός, Matthew 23:17, 19 (here T Tr WH text omit; L brackets μωροί); τό μωρόν τοῦ Θεοῦ, an act or appointment of God deemed foolish by men, 1 Corinthians 1:25; equivalent to without learning or erudition, 1 Corinthians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 4:10; imprudent, without forethought or wisdom, Matthew 7:26; Matthew 23:17, 19 (see above); Matthew 25:2f, 8; equivalent to empty, useless, ζητήσεις, 2 Timothy 2:23; Titus 3:9; in imitation of the Hebrew נָבָל (cf. Psalm 13:1 (); Job 2:10) equivalent to impious, godless (because such a man neglects and despises what relates to salvation), Matthew 5:22; (some take the word here as a Hebrew term (מורֶה, rebel) expressive of condemnation; cf. Numbers 20:10; Psalm 68:8; but see the Syriac; Field, Otium Norv. pars iii. at the passage; Levy, Neuhebräisch. u. Chald. Wörterbuch under the word מורום). (the Sept. for נָבָל, Deuteronomy 32:6; Isaiah 32:5f; for כְּסִיל, Psalm 93:8 (). (Aeschylus, Sophocles, others.))


Probably from the base of musterion; dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. Heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd -- fool(-ish, X -ishness).

see GREEK musterion

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