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ἐθελοθρησκία

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐθελοθρησκία, ας, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
ethelothrēskia
Simplified transliteration: 
ethelothreskia
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1479
GK Number: 
1615
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 
self-imposed religion
Definition: 
also spelled ἐθελοθρησκεια, self-made religion, Col. 2:23*

Greek-English Concordance for

Colossians 2:23 Such regulations indeed have the appearance of wisdom with their self-imposed religious piety (ethelothrēskia | ἐθελοθρησκίᾳ | dat sg fem), false humility, and harsh control over the body, but they actually lead to the gratification of the flesh.