539. apaté
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apaté: deceit
Original Word: ἀπάτη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apaté
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-at'-ay)
Short Definition: deceit, deception
Definition: deceit, deception, deceitfulness, delusion.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 539 apátē – a false impression, made to deceive or cheat – i.e. deceit motivated by guile and treachery (trickery, fraud). See 538 (apataō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
NASB Translation
deceit (1), deceitfulness (3), deception (2), deceptions (1).

STRONGS NT 539: ἀπάτη

ἀπάτη, ἀπάτης, (from Homer down), deceit, deceitfulness: Colossians 2:8; τοῦ πλούτου, Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19; τῆς ἀδικίας, 2 Thessalonians 2:10; τῆς ἁμαρτίας, Hebrews 3:13; αἱ ἐπιθυμίαι τῆς ἀπάτης the lusts excited by deceit, i. e. by deceitful influences seducing to sin, Ephesians 4:22 (others, 'deceitful lusts'; but cf. Meyer at the passage). Plural, ἀπαται: 2 Peter 2:13 (where L Tr text WH marginal reading ἐν ἀγάπαις), by a paragram (or verbal play) applied to the agapae or love-feasts (cf. ἀγάπη, 2), because these were transformed by base men into seductive revels.

deceitful, deceiving.

From apatao; delusion -- deceit(-ful, -fulness), deceivableness(-ving).

see GREEK apatao

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