5367. philautos
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philautos: loving oneself
Original Word: φίλαυτος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: philautos
Phonetic Spelling: (fil'-ow-tos)
Short Definition: selfish
Definition: self-loving, selfish.

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5367 phílautos (an adjective, derived from 5384 /phílos, "lover" and 846 /autós, "of self") – properly, a lover of self, describing someone preoccupied with their own selfish desires (self-interests). It is only used in 2 Tim 3:2.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from philos and autos
loving oneself
NASB Translation
lovers of self (1).

STRONGS NT 5367: φίλαυτος

φίλαυτος, φιλαυτον. (φίλος and αὐτός), loving oneself; too intent on one's own interests, selfish: 2 Timothy 3:2. (Aris. tot. ((cf. φιλάγαθος); rhet. 1, 11, 26 (where cf. Cope) ἀνάγκη πάντας φιλαυτους αἰναι μᾶλλον ἧττον; Philo, legg. alleg. 1, 15; Plutarch, (Epictetus), Lucian, Sextus Empiricus; διά τό φύσει πάντας εἶναι φιλαυτους, Josephus, Antiquities 3, 8, 1.) (Cf. Trench, Synonyms, § xciii.)

lover of self.

From philos and autos; fond of self, i.e. Selfish -- lover of own self.

see GREEK philos

see GREEK autos

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