Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3454: muthos (pronounced moo'-thos)

perhaps from the same as 3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, i.e. fiction ("myth"):--fable.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) a speech, word, saying

2) a narrative, story

2a) a true narrative

2b) a fiction, a fable

2b1) an invention, a falsehood

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: perhaps from the same as G3453 (through the idea of tuition)

Citing in TDNT: 4:762, 610


This word is used 5 times:

1 Timothy 1:4: "Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister"
1 Timothy 4:7: "profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto"
2 Timothy 4:4: "truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
Titus 1:14: "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from"
2 Peter 1:16: "we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power"

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