5587. psithurismos
Strong's Concordance
psithurismos: a whispering
Original Word: ψιθυρισμός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: psithurismos
Phonetic Spelling: (psith-oo-ris-mos')
Definition: a whispering
Usage: a whispering, secret slandering.
HELPS Word-studies

5587 psithyrismós (from psithos, "whisper") – properly, a whispering to "quietly" spread malicious gossip; "whispering" that launches "secret attacks on a person's character" (Souter).

[5587 (psithyrismós) is "an onomatopoetic word for the sibilant murmur of a snake charmer (Ecc 10:11)" (WP at 2 Cor 12:20).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from psithurizó (to whisper)
a whispering
NASB Translation
gossip (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5587: ψιθυρισμός

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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a derivative of psithos (a whisper; by implication, a slander; probably akin to pseudomai); whispering, i.e. Secret detraction -- whispering.

see GREEK pseudomai

Forms and Transliterations
ψιθυρισμοι ψιθυρισμοί ψιθυρισμώ psithurismoi psithyrismoi psithyrismoí
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Corinthians 12:20 N-NMP
GRK: ἐριθείαι καταλαλιαί ψιθυρισμοί φυσιώσεις ἀκαταστασίαι
NAS: slanders, gossip, arrogance,
KJV: backbitings, whisperings, swellings,
INT: contentions slander gossip conceit disorder

Strong's Greek 5587
1 Occurrence

ψιθυρισμοί — 1 Occ.

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