Word Summary
apatē: deceit
Original Word: ἀπάτη
Transliteration: apatē
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-at'-ay)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: deceit
Meaning: deceit
Strong's Concordance
deceitful, deceiving.

From apatao; delusion -- deceit(-ful, -fulness), deceivableness(-ving).

see GREEK apatao

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 539: ἀπάτη

ἀπάτη, ἀπάτης, (from Homer down), deceit, deceitfulness: Colossians 2:8; τοῦ πλούτου, Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19; τῆς ἀδικίας, 2 Thessalonians 2:10; τῆς ἁμαρτίας, Hebrews 3:13; αἱ ἐπιθυμίαι τῆς ἀπάτης the lusts excited by deceit, i. e. by deceitful influences seducing to sin, Ephesians 4:22 (others, 'deceitful lusts'; but cf. Meyer at the passage). Plural, ἀπαται: 2 Peter 2:13 (where L Tr text WH marginal reading ἐν ἀγάπαις), by a paragram (or verbal play) applied to the agapae or love-feasts (cf. ἀγάπη, 2), because these were transformed by base men into seductive revels.