940. baskainó
Strong's Concordance
baskainó: to slander, hence by ext. to bewitch
Original Word: βασκαίνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: baskainó
Phonetic Spelling: (bas-kah'-ee-no)
Definition: to slander, to bewitch
Usage: I give the evil eye to, fascinate, bewitch, overpower.
HELPS Word-studies

940 baskaínō (from baskanos, "to cast an evil spell, wishing injury upon someone; to bewitch") – properly, to exercise evil power over someone, like putting them under a spell; (used only in Gal 3:1); (figuratively) captivate ("be spellbinding"), appealing to someone's vanity and selfishness; "to blight by the evil eye, bewitch" (Abbott-Smith).

[In classical Greek, Aristotle used 940 (baskaínō) for "bewitching through the use of an evil power." That is, putting someone under a spell so they no longer could think (act) according to reason. 940 (baskaínō) is also associated with envy (so Josephus V:425; Demosthenes 20,24; Theocr. 5,13, ala Abbott-Smith).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from baskanos (slanderous)
Definition
to slander, hence by ext. to bewitch
NASB Translation
bewitched (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 940: βασκαίνω

βασκαίνω: 1 aorist ἐβασκανα, on which form cf. Winers Grammar, (75 (72)); 83 (80); (Buttmann, 41 (35); Lob. ad Phryn., p. 25f; Paralip., p. 21f); (βάζω, βάσκω (φάσκω) to speak, talk); τινα (Winer's Grammar, 223 (209));

1. to speak ill of one, to slander, traduce him (Demosthenes 8, 19 (94, 19); Aelian v. h. 2, 13, etc.).

2. to bring evil on one by feigned praise or an evil eye, to charm, bewitch one (Aristotle, probl. 20, 34 (p. 926{b}, 24); Theocritus, 6, 39; Aelian nat. an. 1, 35); hence, of those who lead away others into error by wicked arts (Diodorus 4, 6): Galatians 3:1. Cf. Schott (or Lightfoot) at the passage; Lob. ad Phryn., p. 462.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bewitch.

Akin to phasko; to malign, i.e. (by extension) to fascinate (by false representations) -- bewitch.

see GREEK phasko

Forms and Transliterations
βασκανεί βάσκανος βασκάνω βάσταγμα βαστάγματα εβασκανεν ἐβάσκανεν ebaskanen ebáskanen
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Englishman's Concordance
Galatians 3:1 V-AIA-3S
GRK: τίς ὑμᾶς ἐβάσκανεν οἷς κατ'
NAS: who has bewitched you, before
KJV: who hath bewitched you,
INT: who you bewitched whose before

Strong's Greek 940
1 Occurrence


ἐβάσκανεν — 1 Occ.











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