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Headword: Συκοφάντης
Adler number: sigma,1332
Translated headword: false accuser
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the devil: for he falsely accused God, when he said that [God] had prevented them from partaking of the tree. And [he also spoke] against Job: "does Job worship God for nothing?"[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related abstract noun] sykophantia, [meaning] dishonest prosecution. And a [related] verb I falsely accuse; [used] with an accusative.
Greek Original:
Συκοφάντης: ὁ διάβολος: τὸν γὰρ θεὸν ἐσυκοφάντησε, φήσας κεκωλυκέναι τοῦ ξύλου τὴν μετάληψιν: καὶ κατὰ τοῦ Ἰώβ: μὴ δωρεὰν σέβεται Ἰὼβ τὸν θεόν; καὶ Συκοφαντία, ἡ ψευδὴς κατηγορία. καὶ ῥῆμα Συκοφαντῶ: αἰτιατικῇ.
For this headword cf. also sigma 1329, sigma 1330, sigma 1331.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1432b) on Psalm 71:4 LXX; cf. Genesis 3.1ff. The quotation is from Job 1:9.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 17 August 2003@07:53:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; supplied notes; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 17 August 2003@08:24:57.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 17 August 2003@18:42:20.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 May 2011@09:56:21.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2014@06:14:32.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2014@06:14:55.
David Whitehead (codings) on 27 May 2016@03:23:53.


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