hairetikos: causing divisionOriginal Word: αἱρετικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (hahee-ret-ee-kos')
Short Definition: factious
Definition: disposed to form sects, sectarian, heretical, factious.
Cognate: 141 hairetikós (an adjective, derived from 138 /hairéomai, "to choose, have a distinctive opinion") – a factious person, specializing in half-truths and misimpressions "to win others over" to their personal opinion (misguided zeal) – while creating harmful divisions (used only in Tit 3:10). See 139 (hairesis).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 141: αἱρετικός
αἱρετικός, (ή, (see αἱρέω);
1. fitted or able to take or choose a thing; rare in secular authors.
2. schismatic, factious, a follower of false doctrine: Titus 3:10. From the same as hairetizo; a schismatic -- heretic (the Greek word itself). see GREEK hairetizo
From the same as hairetizo; a schismatic -- heretic (the Greek word itself).
see GREEK hairetizo