5333. pharmakos
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pharmakos: a poisoner, sorcerer, magician
Original Word: φάρμακος, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: pharmakos
Phonetic Spelling: (far-mak-os')
Short Definition: a magician, sorcerer
Definition: a magician, sorcerer.

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Cognate: 5333 phármakos – properly, a sorcerer; used of people using drugs and "religious incantations" to drug people into living by their illusions – like having magical (supernatural) powers to manipulate God into giving them more temporal possessions.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pharmakon (a drug)
a poisoner, sorcerer, magician
NASB Translation
sorcerers (2).

STRONGS NT 5333: φάρμακος

φάρμακος, φαρμακη, φάρμακον (φαρμάσσω (to use a φάρμακον)) (from Aristophanes down);

1. pertaining to magical arts.

2. φάρμακος, a substantive, i. e. φαρμακεύς, which see: Revelation 21:8 G L T Tr WH; Revelation 22:15. (The Sept. several times for מְכַשֵּׁף.)


The same as pharmakeus -- sorcerer.

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