4112. plastos
Strong's Concordance
plastos: formed, molded
Original Word: πλαστός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: plastos
Phonetic Spelling: (plas-tos')
Definition: formed, molded
Usage: formed, molded; fig: feigned, made up, counterfeit.
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4112 plastós – (from 4111 /plássō, "to mold by using clay, wax, etc.," which is the root of the English term, "plastic") – properly, shaped according to a mold (predesign); (figuratively) "made-up," fabricated, i.e. unrealistic ("forged" from something artificial); contrived.

4112 /plastós ("plastic, fabricated"), used only in 2 Pet 2:3, refers to "words molded at will to suit their vain imaginations" (M. Vincent). That is, "fabricated words from 4111 (plássō), 'to mould,' as in clay or wax. The idea is, therefore, of words moulded at will to suit their vain imaginations" (WS, 329). These are spun by a "pretender" (i.e. someone not authentic).

[In the papyri, plastos means, "forged " (P Oxy II. 237.viii.14, ad 186) – "not having immediately declared that the contract is forged " (MM, 515).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from plassó
formed, molded
NASB Translation
false (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4112: πλαστός

πλαστός, πλαστη, πλαστον (πλάσσω);

1. properly, moulded, formed, as from clay, wax, stone (Hesiod, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, others).

2. tropically, feigned: 2 Peter 2:3 ((Herodotus 1, 68), Euripides, Xenophon, Lucian, others).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From plasso; moulded, i.e. (by implication) artificial or (figuratively) fictitious (false) -- feigned.

see GREEK plasso

Forms and Transliterations
πλαστοις πλαστοίς πλαστοῖς πλατάνου plastois plastoîs
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Peter 2:3 Adj-DMP
GRK: ἐν πλεονεξίᾳ πλαστοῖς λόγοις ὑμᾶς
NAS: they will exploit you with false words;
KJV: covetousness shall they with feigned words
INT: through covetousness with well-turned words you

Strong's Greek 4112
1 Occurrence

πλαστοῖς — 1 Occ.

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