2550. kakoétheia
Strong's Concordance
kakoétheia: malevolence
Original Word: κακοήθεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: kakoétheia
Phonetic Spelling: (kak-o-ay'-thi-ah)
Definition: malevolence
Usage: evil-mindedness, malignity, malevolence.
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Cognate: 2550 kakoḗtheia (from 2556 /kakós, "an evil, vicious disposition" and 2239 /ēthos, "custom") – a malicious disposition (character) that fosters and fondles evil habits. 2550 /kakoḗtheia ("malignity") inevitably shows itself in acts of deceit (treachery) – i.e. what is characteristic of " 'evil-mindedness' that puts the worst construction on everything" (Souter).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kakos and éthos
NASB Translation
malice (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2550: κακοήθεια

κακοήθεια (κακοηθια WH; see Iota), κακοηθείας, (from κακοήθης, and this from κακός and ἦθος), bad character, depravity of heart and life, Xenophon, Plato, Isocrates, others; 4 Macc. 1:4, where cf. Grimm, p. 299; specifically used of malignant subtlety, malicious craftiness: Romans 1:29 (3Macc. 3:22; Additions to Esther 8:1, 12 [Esther 8:238:12f, Esther 8:32p]; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 35, 5 [ET]; Josephus, Antiquities 1, 1, 4; 16, 3, 1; (contra Apion 1, 24, 4); Polybius 5, 50, 5, etc.). On the other hand, Aristotle, rhet. 2, 13 (3, p. 81) defines it τό ἐπί τό χεῖρον ὑπολαμβάνειν πάντα (taking all things in the evil part, Genevan N. T. Cf. Trench, § xi.).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
malice, malevolence

From a compound of kakos and ethos; bad character, i.e. (specially) mischievousness -- malignity.

see GREEK kakos

see GREEK ethos

Forms and Transliterations
κακοηθείας κακοηθιας κακοηθίας kakoetheias kakoetheías kakoētheias kakoētheías
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 1:29 N-GFS
GRK: ἔριδος δόλου κακοηθείας ψιθυριστάς
NAS: deceit, malice; [they are] gossips,
KJV: debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
INT: strife deceit malice gossips

Strong's Greek 2550
1 Occurrence

κακοηθείας — 1 Occ.

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