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Entry for Strong's #1549 - ἔκγονον

Word Origin
neuter of a derivative of a compound of (1537) and (1096)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. sprung from one, born, begotten
  2. a son, daughter, offspring, children, descendants
  3. grandchildren
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 319 ‑ אַחֲרִית (akh‑ar‑eeth');  1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);  1755 ‑ דֹּר (dore, dore);  2945 ‑ טַף (taf);  3211 ‑ יָלִיד (yaw‑leed');  6529 ‑ פְּרִי (per‑ee');  6631 ‑ צֶאֱצָאִים (tseh‑ets‑aw');  
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Verse Results
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1 Timothy 1
1 Timothy 1
1 Timothy 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Neuter of a derivative of a compound of G1537 and G1096

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔκγονος, ἔκγονον (ἐκγίνομαι), sprung from one, born, begotten (Homer and following); commonly as a substantive, , ἔκγονος, οἱ ἐκγονοι, a son, daughter, offspring, children, descendants; in the Sept. common in neuter plural ἔκγονα and τά ἔκγονα, for פְּרִי, Deuteronomy 7:13 (Alex.); , etc.; צֶאֱצָאִים, Isaiah 48:19; Isaiah 61:9; בֵּן, Isaiah 49:15; also in Sir. 40:15 Sir. 44:11, etc. In the N. T. once: 1 Timothy 5:4 τέκνα ἔκγονα, grandchildren (A. V. renders it by the obsolete, nephews; cf. Eastwood and Wright, Bible Word-Book, or B. D. American edition under the word ).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἔκ -γονος , -ον

(< ἐκγίγνομαι , to be born of),

[in LXX for H6529 (neut.), H1121, etc.;]

1. c. gen., born of.

2. As subst., , ἡ ἔ ., a child, son or daughter; in pl., descendants: τέκνα ἢ ἔ ., children or grand- children, 1 Timothy 5:4.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In OGIS 90.3 (Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) ἐκγόνου θεῶν Φιλοπατόρων, Dittenberger renders . by ";filii,"; and compares the restoration in ib. 91.2, but Wilcken (Archiv iii. p. 321) does not think . suitable in a pure Greek inscr. and prefers τοῦ ἐ [κ βασιλέως ] Πτολ. κτλ. In ib. 197.8 Wilcken (l.c. ) renders ἔκγονον by ";Urenkel,"; ";great-grandchild"; : cf. 1 Timothy 5:4 where AV renders ";nephews"; = ";grandchildren,"; according to the original, but now antiquated, sense of the word. The plur. is common in the general sense of ";descendants,"; e.g. P Lille I. 4.27 (B.C. 218–7) ὧι ὑπῆρχεν αὐτῶι ἡ γῆ καὶ ἐκγόνοις, CPR I. 1.4 (A.D. 83–4), P Oxy IX. 1200.25 (A.D. 266) κρατεῖν σε καὶ κυριεύειν σὺν ἐκγόνοις καὶ τοῖς παρὰ σοῦ μεταλημψομένοις τοῦ προκειμένου ψειλοῦ τόπου, and so ib. 1208.17 (A.D. 291). Down to about B.C. 300 the form ἔγγονος is found in Attic inscrr. : see Meisterhans Gr. p. 107 and cf. Mayser Gr. p. 228. Εγγονος survives in MGr = ";grandchild.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
εκγονα έκγονα έκγονά ἔκγονα εκγόνοις έκγονον εκγόνων εκδανείσης εξεγράψαντο ekgona ékgona
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