plastos: formed, moldedOriginal Word: πλαστός, ή, όνPart of Speech:
formed, molded, feignedDefinition:
formed, molded; fig: feigned, made up, counterfeit.
4112 plastós – (from 4111 /plássō, "to mold by using clay, wax, etc.," which is the root of the English term, "plastic") – properly, shaped according to a mold (predesign); (figuratively) "made-up," fabricated, i.e. unrealistic ("forged" from something artificial); contrived.
4112 /plastós ("plastic, fabricated"), used only in 2 Pet 2:3, refers to "words molded at will to suit their vain imaginations" (M. Vincent). That is, "fabricated words from 4111 (plássō), 'to mould,' as in clay or wax. The idea is, therefore, of words moulded at will to suit their vain imaginations" (WS, 329). These are spun by a "pretender" (i.e. someone not authentic).
[In the papyri, plastos means, "forged " (P Oxy II. 237.viii.14, ad 186) – "not having immediately declared that the contract is forged " (MM, 515).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
formed, moldedNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4112: πλαστόςπλαστός
1. properly, moulded, formed, as from clay, wax, stone (Hesiod, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, others).
2. tropically, feigned: 2 Peter 2:3 ((Herodotus 1, 68), Euripides, Xenophon, Lucian, others).<1>
From plasso; moulded, i.e. (by implication) artificial or (figuratively) fictitious (false) -- feigned.
see GREEK plasso