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Strong's #5587 - ψιθυρισμός

from a derivative of psithos (a whisper
Parts of Speech
Masculine Neuter
by implication, a slander, pro
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  1. a whispering, i.e. secret slandering
  2. of the magical murmuring of a charmer of snakes
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3908 ‑ לַחַשׁ (lakh'‑ash);  
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2 Corinthians 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ψῐθῠρ-ισμός, ὁ,

whispering, Phld. Ir. p.55 W., Luc. Am. 15; πρός τινα Plu. 2.45d, etc.

2. slandering, ib.143f, 2 Corinthians 12:20 (pl.).

3. whistle of a snake-charmer, LXX Ecclesiastes 10:11.

4. crepitation, Dsc. 5.159.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ψιθυρισμός, ψιθυρισμου, (ψιθυρίζω, to whisper, speak into one's ear), a whispering, i. e. secret slandering, (Vulg. susurratio, German Ohrenbläserei): joined with καταλαλιά (cf. Romans 1:29(30)), 2 Corinthians 12:20; Clement of Rome, 30, 3 [ET]; 35, 5 [ET]. (Plutarch; the Sept. for לַחַשׁ, of the magical murmuring of a charmer of snakes, Ecclesiastes 10:11.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ψιθυρισμός , -οῦ ,

(< ψιθυρίζω , to whisper),

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 10:11 (H3908) *;]

a whispering;

(a) of secret slander, 2 Corinthians 12:20 (Plut.);

(b) of a murmured enchantment, Ec, l.c.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
ψιθυρισμοι ψιθυρισμοί ψιθυρισμώ psithurismoi psithyrismoi psithyrismoí
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