Dote - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Dote[ 1,,G3552, noseo ]
signifies to be ill, to be ailing," whether in body or mind; hence, "to be taken with such a morbid interest in a thing as is tantamount to a disease, to dote," 1 Timothy 6:4 (marg., "sick"). The primary meaning of "dote" is to be foolish (cp. Jeremiah 50:36, the evident meaning of noseo, in this respect, is "to be unsound."