idiótés: a private or unskilled personOriginal Word: ἰδιώτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (id-ee-o'-tace)
Short Definition: an amateur, layman
Definition: (unofficial, hence) an amateur, an unprofessional man, a layman; an ungifted person.
2399 idiṓtēs (from 2398 /ídios, "own") – properly, of one's own self; used of a person who conspicuously lacks education or status – hence, easily misunderstood as being uninstructed (unrefined, "unlettered in speech").
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a private or unskilled person
ungifted (1), ungifted man (1), ungifted men (1), unskilled (1), untrained (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2399: ἰδιώτης
ἰδιώτης, ἰδιώτου, ὁ (ἴδιος), very common in Greek writings from Herodotus down; properly, a private person, opposed to a magistrate, ruler, king; but the noun has many other meanings also, each one of which is understood from its antithesis, as e. g. a common soldier, as opposed to a military officer; a writer of prose, as opposed to a poet. In the N. T. an unlearned, illiterate, man, opposed to the learned, the educated: Acts 4:13; as often in classical Greek, unskilled in any art: in eloquence (Isocrates, p. 43 a.), with the dative of respect, τῷ λόγῳ, 2 Corinthians 11:6 (A. V. rude in speech); a Christian who is not a prophet, 1 Corinthians 14:24; "destitute of the 'gift of tongues,'" 1 Corinthians 14:16, 23. (Cf. Trench, § lxxix.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceignorant, rude, unlearned.
From idios; a private person, i.e. (by implication) an ignoramus (compare "idiot") -- ignorant, rude, unlearned.
see GREEK idios
Forms and Transliterationsιδιωται ιδιώται ἰδιῶται ιδιωτης ιδιώτης ἰδιώτης ιδιωτου ιδιώτου ἰδιώτου idiotai idiôtai idiōtai idiō̂tai idiotes idiōtēs idiṓtes idiṓtēs idiotou idiōtou idiṓtou
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2399
ἰδιῶται — 2 Occ.
ἰδιώτης — 2 Occ.
ἰδιώτου — 1 Occ.
Acts 4:13 N-NMP
GRK: εἰσιν καὶ ἰδιῶται ἐθαύμαζον ἐπεγίνωσκόν
NAS: that they were uneducated and untrained men,
KJV: and ignorant men,
INT: they are and untrained they marveled they recognized