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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2055 - ἐρίφιον

Word Origin:
from (2056)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Neuter
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a kid, a young goat
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1423 ‑ גְּדִי (ghed‑ee');   3733 ‑ כַּר (kar);   5795 ‑ עֵז (aze);   6260 ‑ עַתֻּד (at‑tood', at‑tood');   8163 ‑ שָׂעִר (saw‑eer', saw‑eer');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐρίφιον, τό,

I Dim. of ἔρῐφος, Athenio 1.30, Matthew 25:33, Gal. 8.443, PLond. 1.113.4, etc.

II = rubus agrestis, Gloss.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἐρίφιον, ἐριφιου, τό, and ἔριθος, ἐριφιου, , a kid, a young goat: Matthew 25:32; Luke 15:29. ( Ath. 14, p. 661b.)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This diminutive is found several times in P Thead 8.11 al. (A.D. 306). For a good parallel to the usage in Luke 15:29, cf. P Hib I. 54.13 (c. B.C. 245), where in view of a coming festival, the recipient of the letter is asked—κόμισαι δὲ καὶ τὸν ἔριφον παρὰ Ἀριστίωνος καὶ πέμψον ἡμῖν. See also P Oxy II. 244.10 (A.D. 23) τοὺς ἐπακολουθ (οῦντας) ἄρνας [κ ]αὶ ἐρίφους, and P Strass I. 24.49 (a list of cattle—A.D. 118) πρόβ (ατα) ξ ̄λ ̄α ̄ καὶ αἶγες ὁ ̣[μ ]οίως τέλ (ειαι) ι ̄ ἔριφος α ̄.


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