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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3516 - νήπιος

Transliteration:
nḗpios
Phonetics:
nay'-pee-os  
Word Origin:
from an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and (2031)
Parts of Speech:
Adjective
TDNT:
4:912,631
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. an infant, little child
  2. a minor, not of age
  3. metaph. childish, untaught, unskilled
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2945 ‑ טַף (taf);   3243 ‑ יָנַק (yaw‑nak');   5290 ‑ נֹעַר (no'‑ar);   5768 ‑ עֹלָל (o‑lale', o‑lawl');   6612 ‑ פְּתָאִי (peth‑ee', peh'‑thee, peth‑aw‑ee');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

νήπῐος, α (Sor. 1.7, al.), Ion. η, ον, also ος, ον Lyc. 638:

I

1. infant, child, freq. in Hom., νήπιον, οὔ πω εἰδόθ' ὁμοιίου πολέμοιο Il. 9.440; νήπια τέκνα 2.136, etc.; βρέφος ἔτ' ὄντα ν. E. Ion 1399, cf. Andr. 755, etc.; νηπίους ἔτι Id. Heracl. 956; τὸ ν. Pl. Ax. 366d; ἁρμόττουσα τοῖς ν. [πλαταγή] Arist. Pol. 1340b30; ἐκ νηπίου from a child, from infancy, [τὸ ἡδὺ] ἐκ ν. ἡμῖν συντέθραπται Id. EN 1105a2; ἐκ νηπίων Plb. 4.20.8; ἐκ ν. ἡλικίας PFlor. 36.5 (iv A.D.); infant in law, minor, ἐφ' ὅσον ὁ κληρονόμος ν. ἐστιν Galatians 4:1; of children up to puberty, αἱ τῶν ν. ἐκλάμψιες Hp. Epid. 6.1.4 (cf. Herophil. ap. Gal. 17(1).826); but of the foetus in its early stage, Hp. Aph. 4.1 (cf. Gal. 17(1).653).

2. less freq. of animals, Il. 2.311, 11.113; νήπια alone, the young of an animal, 17.134.

3. of plants, Thphr. HP 8.1.7.

II metaph.,

1. of the understanding, childish, silly, Od. 13.237; μέγα ν. Il. 16.46, cf. Od. 9.44; simply, without foresight, blind, Il. 22.445; ἀνὴρ ν. Heraclit. 79, cf. Emp. 11.1, Pi. P. 3.82, A. Pr. 443, Democr. 76, etc.; ν. ὃς.. γονέων ἐπιλάθεται S. El. 145 (lyr.); οὔτε πρὶν νήπιον, νῦν τ'.. μέγαν no child before and now full-grown (i.e. in mind), Id. OT 652 (lyr.); of words, νήπια βάζεις Pi. Fr. 157; ἀντιτείνειν νήπι' ἀντὶ νηπίων E. Med. 891; μηδὲν εἴπῃς ν. Ar. Nu. 105.

2. of bodily strength, like that of a child, βίη δέ τε ν. αὐτῶν Il. 11.561.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 νήπιος, νήπια, νήπιον (from νή, an insep. neg. prefix (Latin nefas, nequam, nisi, etc. cf. Curtius, § 437), and ἔπος); as in Greek writers from Homer down,

a. an infant, little child: Matthew 21:16 (from Psalm 8:3); 1 Corinthians 13:11; the Sept. especially for עולֵל and עולָל.

b. a minor, not of age: Galatians 4:1 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage).

c. metaphorically, childish, untaught, unskilled (the Sept. for פְּתִי, Psalm 18:8 (Psalm 19:8>); Psalm 118:130 (Psalm 119:130>); Proverbs 1:32): Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20; Galatians 4:3; Ephesians 4:14; opposed to τέλειοι, the more advanced in understanding and knowledge, Hebrews 5:13f. ( Philo de agric. § 2); νηπίοις ἐν Χριστῷ, in things pertaining to Christ, 1 Corinthians 3:1. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7 L WH (cf. the latter's note at the passage) have hastily received νήπιοι for the common reading ἤπιοι.

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