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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3813 - παιδίον

Word Origin:
from dimin. of (3816)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Neuter
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a young child, a little boy, a little girl
    1. infants
    2. children, little ones
    3. an infant
      1. of a (male) child just recently born
    4. of a more advanced child; of a mature child;
    5. metaph. children (like children) in intellect
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1060 ‑ בְּכוֹר (bek‑ore');   1121 ‑ בֵּן (bane);   2945 ‑ טַף (taf);   3126 ‑ יוֹנֵק (yo‑nake');   3126 ‑ יוֹנֵק (yo‑nake');   3206 ‑ יֶלֶד (yeh'‑led);   5288 ‑ נַעַר (nah'‑ar);   5650 ‑ עֶבֶד (eh'‑bed);   5764 ‑ עוּל (ool);   7356 ‑ רַחֲמִים (rakh'‑am);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(parox.), τό, Dim. of παῖς (never in Trag.),

I little or young child (up to 7 yrs., acc. to Hp. ap. Ph. 1.26), Hdt. 1.110, 2.119, Ar. Pax 50; τὰ νεωστὶ γεγονότα π. Pl. Ly. 212e; ἐκ παιδίου from a child, Ar. Eq. 412, X. Cyr. 1.6.20: prov., τοῦ πατρὸς τὸ π. 'chip of the old block', Com.Adesp. 672, title of satire by Varro; so τῆς μητρὸς τὸ π. Str. 10.3.15 (with play on Μήτηρ).

II young slave, male or female, IG 12.329.27, 22.1554.67, 1556.22, Ar. Ra. 37, Nu. 132, Av. 1150 (s. v.l.).

III τὸ παιδίον, a disease of children, prob. convulsions, dub. l. in Hp. Aër. 3. παίδι-ος, ὁ, barbarism for foreg., Plu. Alex. 27.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 παιδίον, παιδίου, τό (diminutive of παῖς) (from Herodotus down), the Sept. for טַף, נַעַר, בֵּן, etc.; a young child, a little boy, a little girl; plural τά παιδία, infants; children; little ones. In singular: universally, of an infant just born, John 16:21; of a (male) child recently born, Matthew 2:8,11, 13,14, 20; Luke 1:59,66, 76,80; Luke 2:17,21 ( Rec.), 21,40; Hebrews 11:23; of a more advanced child, Matthew 18:2,4; Mark 9:36f; ( Mark 10:15); Luke 9:47f; ( Luke 18:17); of a mature child, Mark 9:24; τίνος, the son of someone, John 4:49; of a girl, Mark 5:39-41; ( Mark 7:30 L text T Tr WH). In plural of (partly grown) children: Matthew 11:16 G L T Tr WH; Matthew 14:21; 15:38; 18:3; 19:13 f>; Mark 7:28; Mark 10:13 ff; Luke 7:32; Luke 18:16; ( Hebrews 2:14); τίνος, of someone, Luke 11:7, cf. Hebrews 2:13. Metaphorically, παιδία ταῖς φρεσί, children (i. e. like children) where the use of the mind is required, 1 Corinthians 14:20; in affectionate address, equivalent to Latin carissimi ( A. V. children), John 21:5; 1 John 2:14 (13),18; ( 1 John 3:7 WH marginal reading Synonym: see παῖς, at the end.)

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We can cite no instance of this form as in 2 Peter 2:16 (v.l. παραφροσύνη), but for παραφρόνησις (as in LXX Zach 12.4) cf. BGU I. 310.21 (Byz.) π [α ]ραφρονήσεως.


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