Original Word: διάβολος, ον Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: diabolos Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ab'-ol-os) Short Definition: slanderous, the Slanderer, the Devil Definition: (adj. used often as a noun), slanderous; with the article: the Slanderer (par excellence), the Devil.
1228diábolos (from 1225/diabállō, "to slander, accuse, defame") – properly, a slanderer; a false accuser; unjustly criticizing to hurt (malign) and condemn to sever a relationship.
[1228 (diábolos) is the root of the English word, "Devil" (see also Webster's Dictionary).
1228 (diabolos) in secular Greek means "backbiter," i.e. an accuser, calumniator (slanderer). 1228 (diábolos) is literally someone who "casts through," i.e. making charges that bring down (destroy). Satan is used by God in this plan – as a predictable wind-up toy, playing out his evil nature.]