G3120 μαλακός - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
a fresh-ploughed
soft, effeminate
(a) soft, (b) of persons: soft, delicate, effeminate.
soft, i.e. fine (clothing); figuratively, a catamite
Derivation: of uncertain affinity;

KJV Usage: effeminate, soft.

μαλακός, -ή, -όν; soft to the touch: ἱμάτια, Mt. xi. 8 R G L br.; Lk. vii. 25, (ἱμάτίων πολυπτελῶν κ. μαλακῶν, Artem. oneir. 1, 78; ἐσθής, Hom. Od. 23, 290; Artem. oneir. 2, 3; χιτών, Hom. Il. 2, 42); and simply τὰ μαλακά, soft raiment (see λευκός, 1): Mt. xi. 8 T TR WH. Like the Lat. mollis, metaph. and in a bad sense: effeminate, of a catamite, a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness, 1 Co. vi. 9 (Dion. Hal. antt. 7, 2 sub fin.; [Diog. Laërt. 7, 173 fin.]).*
1) soft, soft to the touch
2) metaph. in a bad sense
2a) effeminate
2a1) of a catamite
2a2) of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man
2a3) of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness
2a4) of a male prostitute

Of uncertain affinity; soft, that is, fine (clothing); figuratively a catamite

KJV Usage: effeminate, soft.

View how G3120 μαλακός is used in the Bible

3 occurrences of G3120 μαλακός

Matthew 11:8
Luke 7:25
1 Corinthians 6:9

Corresponding Hebrew Words

malakos H7390 rakh